Posts Tagged ‘injury


Hawes Trail: 2, Me: 0

So… Cody, Eric, and I went mountain biking on Hawes Trail last weekend. This is the second time that Eric and I rode it and Cody’s first time. Last time, I crashed (see pictures on earlier post) into multiple rocks and scuffed my legs up pretty good. This time…. Well…. just watch the slide show here. (LOL)

Hawes Trail: 2
Me: 0

And nevertheless, I will be going back many times. The trail is awesome…


Hawes Trail 23FEB08

Hawes Trail InjurySo last week I tried to ride a mountain bike with clipless pedals. If you don’t know what those are it is where your foot is actually attached to your bike. It helps you pedal and helps you to stay in control of your bike more.

However, as you can see, when you are attached to your bike, and you are too much of a n00b to know how to get off, you crash. What can’t be seen is the multiple bruises on my legs, as well as my sore shoulder muscles from basically pile driving myself into rocks.

There was a few times during that ride that I was getting downright pissed off. It is frustrating to be falling and not be able to get off your bike. You just get to tip over and watch yourself – seemingly in slow motion – fall over onto an awaiting cactus or rock. And oh yeah, and I don’t do mountain biking like Cody defines it (down a paved path on a mountain bike).

Oh, and sorry for my severely white legs….


"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it." - Patrick Henry

"Politicians and diapers both need to be changed, and for the same reason." - Anonymous

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." - William Penn

"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country" - Hermann Goering

"I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do this I keep on doing." - Romans 7:18-19

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain