Was out to SWK today for the first time. I'm no expert at Mountain Biking, but I've been going at it at Knoch Knolls regularly. Been out to Palos a couple of time...(2nd time, bit the dust and result was 7 stiches in my Knee...no permanent damage, but I now am the proud owner of a huge lump on my knee that won't do down.)
sooo, I thought I'd try SWK today. It started out ok, but somewhere around Colossus (or maybe it was Devil's Dip) I went down a REALLY steep, long hill
and dumped the bike at the bottom. I landed on my side so there was lots of area to absorb the impact, but man, it felt like I broke a rib. I got up...felt all the parts...they seem to be there...no serious bleeding, but man my ribs hurt. I could breath ok, but now (10 hours later) they really hurt. I think I need to meet someone out there that has ridden this trail and knows what they are doing. I'm to old to go dumping my bike like this. The place was great and even after the dump I really had a blast. I ended up walking up some of the hills cause i'm just not good enough to know how to ride them up yet. I rode most of the way back, but there were some hills in JackRabbit that were just to wicked so I walked them...up and down.
(sucks to be newbi)
Bottom line is I'm keep an eye out here cause I want to ride again, but just not alone. So I need to find someone to ride with...
P.S. Hopefully, i'll be ok to ride tomorrow...
P.P.S. I REALLY love this sport. I have not had this much fun in a long time!