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BTW- This wasn't me in the pic since my camera crew had the day off LOL. Now just waiting for my shoulder to stop hurting, think I have a minor rotator cuff injury. Going down fire road too fast and lost traction in the front then OTB I went straight onto my shoulder. Lesson learned, don't get too complacent about local trails. Overconfidence got the better of me. Bikes OK though and that's the important part, ha ha!
 

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Lone Wolf
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Every time I thought I was getting pretty good, on the local off road trails, I found out I wasn't. Over confidence hurts sometimes.;)
 

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Look at it this way. Getting your pride hurt and a minor shoulder injury is a small price to pay to get rid of over confidence. Instead of hit to the shoulder, it could have just as easily been a hard hit to the head. Those hurt a lot worse, or sometimes you just never knew what hit you and you don't feel a thing. Thankfully you are going to be ok and what you learned from the crash might prevent another one that would have been far more serious. Get well
 

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Thanks guys! Now I'm just itching to get back on the bike, but have to wait a bit for the arm to heal.
 

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I think the thing that has saved my butt more then anything is that when I started riding it was BMX. The skill sets learned there have taught me how to crash effectively. Sounds crazy, but I have come out of some nasty situations with little to no major injuries. I'm now 31 and still ride like I'm 16, so it helps!
 

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I think the thing that has saved my butt more then anything is that when I started riding it was BMX. The skill sets learned there have taught me how to crash effectively. Sounds crazy, but I have come out of some nasty situations with little to no major injuries. I'm now 31 and still ride like I'm 16, so it helps!
Same here. I like to think that I got all of my wipeouts out of the way during my BMX days. Believe me, there were plenty.
 
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