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Day: June 10, 2011


It seems I forgot how to ride single track in the dark. These scrapes and dent on my old helmet are from failing to account for a lack of depth perception (or shadows) when riding with only a helmet light, hitting a small downed tree at the very beginning of the River Bends trails, and falling on my shoulder and the back/side of my head. I also smacked the inside of my thigh with the top tube and that’s a bit sore.

I’m fine, but it sure was a quality fall and yet another reminder of why one should wear a helmet while riding in the woods. It also did a fine job of reminding me that obstacles disappear when your only light source is on your head. Oh well!

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