Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee Suburbs
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Glad I had a helmet....
Yesterday I went riding with my un-broken boy. We had a good time, worked on jumps all day.
The hill was PACKED and tons of newer riders. Got good at dodging riders. I was down hill and doing some buttering clearly movements that were not simple turns and not taking up all the real estate. I got totally plowed by a guy I never saw it coming. I was able to stay up but he went down hard, he apologized and was actually kinda funny, only because I wasn't hurt.
I was riding up and was the chair behind some less experienced riders. This exit ramp is a bit steep and icy, whats not by us. Well he and his buddies go down. There fumbling around, clearly they won't be able to clear the ramp. The lift guy is just watching, doesn't slow it or stop. I would rather him not stop it but you just know this isn't going to be enough room for us to clear them. My boy riding with me was able to actually JUMP to the outer edge and literally crawl around them.
My fault kinda but I thought, I'll hold back a little longer hoping this guy will roll out of the way. So all of a sudden I hear this huge crack and now I'm lying on the ground. The chair whipped around and hit me so hard on the side of the temple and ear that it knocked me to the ground. A guy coming off another feeder lift helped me out of the way of the others. First few things he said is "are you OK, and good thing you had a helmet on" I'm glad I did too, as I think this would have been the end of the day for me.
I was fine, and skated away. The guys fumbling on the ground said they were sorry. I would never have expected this but this is why I wear and my kids wear a helmet. You never know when or WHERE you'll need it.
-I'm Slyder and I suffer from "Gummer Syndrome"