I just started riding with a newbie a few months ago I try to give back by showing new guys the trails and give them instructions on what to watch for to avoid injuries. So we just had some pretty good rain and I knew there was bound to be plenty of new ruts so as usual I fully explained to my buddy what to expect on chutes trail and as always let him go first so that I don't have to ride back up looking for him if he went down. Well it didn't take long for me to catch up until my front tire washed out hard. Well I cracked my helmet mild concussion and my middle finger pointing in the wrong direction and lots of road rash. I will need surgery to repair the finger. I just had my shoulder repaired last year. I missed a few days of work not bad. My bosses suggested that I take up a safer hobby to which I replied that I replaced my helmet the very next day. I'm not as young as I once was 54 I have no plans to stop shredding the trails. I would rather die doing something I love to do. I plan on sliding into the home plate of death with everything worn out no doner card needed. Let's face it we are all going to die some day may as well have fun along the way.