Man Overboard

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by LLPoolJ, May 28, 2017.

  1. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Yesterday took some friends out to SART. We started at 7 Oaks Bridge climbed to Constance Peak then dropped the 1st 2 sections. This is where my angry friend took a good spill on the more exposed of the 2 trails. Scratching himself up good and making him grumpier. I should have not taking him down that(lack of experience) We then climbed back to the Hunting grounds climbed the short single track then dropped all the way through to Middle Control. Just before the rockslide is where I was feeling overly confident due to cleaning many section throughout the day that I hadn't b4. Pedal striking a rock at a small washout. The result was yours truly going over the edge 15' + down. A small downed tree broke my fall while bruising my ribs. I then flipped down to a small flat area luckily. Boulder pile was not far off. Bike is ok, I am battered a bit. Sore ribs from nipple to shoulder blade. Also my leg hit something and it feels bruised to the bone. Nothing broken except my decision making skills. 2 bad decisions yesterday for some reason I made that I usually wouldn't. Missed a ride today due to this. Booooo

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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Holy Moly... That could have been really bad at a couple different points. Thankfully it didn't end up worse... :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Yikes, glad you(& the bike of course are ok). Man I need to hit me some SART again SOON...
     
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  4. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Missing a day for a stunt like that? I'd say excellent outcome!

    Anytime you're so far beyond control, you're in fate's hands. That one could have easily gone bad. Have a great ride tomorrow :cool:
     
  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Sorry to hear about this. Glad you are relatively ok. Heal up quick.
     
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  6. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Heal up and claim that section! You got it!
     
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  7. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    All bikes Giant.
    Yikes.
     
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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Dang, double carnage! :eek:

    Glad to hear that the injuries were not worse. :thumbsup:

    Heal up and get back to it.:cool:
     
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  9. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Glad everyone rode away without any serious injuries.
     
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  10. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    trek ex 7
    Funny how things can happen so quickly!! You fell in a fairly rough area.
     
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