Where not to wear an Avy Beacon.
Really; had I thought this through, it would never have happened to me but such is life.
A friend and myself were riding in some terrain that required avy gear, and the beacon was bugging me being low around my waste, so I moved it up and had it tight around the right hand side of my chest/rib cage.
Sure enough, later in the day, had 5 inchs or so of fresh snow falling, but very low visibility and I was going way way too fast. I hit a bump and slammed my chest right into the ground, directly where my beacon was on my chest. This was the hardest hit I've ever taken since starting to ride. I literally was tomahawking fast enough to throw my goggles and helmet off my head.
Not a pleasant experience, and after 3 months I am still not 100%. Swollen for about 1.5 months around the area of impact, and for the first month could barely sleep!
I've been doing proper stretches and light weight lifting to rebuild the damaged muscle. Hopefully I'll be good to go come the start of the season.