...and blood too..
I wrote about being injury prone last year, but this one takes the cake...
I was out mountain biking with a friend from work earlier today. We were having a pretty good go of it - my co-worker is a much better rider than me when it comes to the more hairy stuff, but I thought I was holding my own. Then came the pain. I was going down this steep portion of a trail - and there was a dropoff - not sure why, but I thought to go for it, but I dropped my front wheel too low. Ouch. I flew off the bike and headed face first for a big rock. Its funny how much time you seem to have to think about what you've done when you are flying at high speed toward a hard object. Anyway, I hit the rock with my mouth/nose area. I did not black out, but all I could think was 'Crap! My teeth!' There was blood everywhere. At first I thought I had busted my nose as well, but I soon determined that it was ok. I was trying to call to the other guy while holding my face, but the blood was kind of muffling the sound I think. Ugh.
Anyway, we managed to find our way out of the woods we were riding in (we had been a little confused as to our whereabouts) and found we were quite a distance from our truck. On the slow ride back to where we started, I am guessing more than a few people got quite an eyeful with me, the bloody mess, rolling down the highway.
So if you thought you had a bad day, who knows, maybe this will make you think things went not too bad at all??
edit:: I called my wife at work and told her what happened, and now I am using my psychic powers to predict that I will not be going trail riding again for a while...
edit 2:: My upper lip is so fat now.