JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
I know we all have em and today was my day. I ran over a rather large stick that got wedged in my wheel. Took me like 10 minutes to get it out only after scratching a nice memory into my rear wheel. As I was doing that, I ripped a finger off of my glove and then topped it off with a nice spill on my ass. Okay, so on with the ride so I can get this behind me. Crash! Crash! Crash! I just kept crashing. I have no clue why but I just couldn't grip the trail at all today. With all this, I should have just stayed on the trails I knew but nooooo, GPS in hand, I decided to map out a few trails and in the process got completely stuck in the middle of a totally sketchy river bed. Being stupid and not turning back I kept on going till I ran into ohhhhh like 10 trees cut purposely to block the trail. Kept on going and FINALLY hooked up with a trail I knew well. Still couldn't hook up with the trail, sliding all over, rear derailleur jumping around. So here I am, a scratched wheel, messed up derailleur, two bruises, cuts all over my legs, and I'm out a pair of gloves. ugh, tomorrow's another day.