Got back from hospital with three stitches, a wrist support and a pretty messed up face.
Was riding at Golspie, on one of he black deacent sections. Im a pretty good, if not now a very good, rider. I hit one section and decided to take the chicken run as i wasnt sure what was beyond a lip i could see, as I was going down the chicken run I looked left to see it was just a rocky chute.
So... I got to the next lip, and assumed it was a chute so approached it as per a chute. Only, I got to the lip and there was just a 4 - 5 foot drop to flat. I wasn't going fast enough, and my head was down ready to drop down a chute. So I manualled and pedalled to keep the front wheel up, but I was just too slow and the front dropped and I faceplaneted that 4/5 feet to flat.
Smashed up face, grazed shoulder and trashed helmet. The helmet meant I didn't get a broken nose mind.
Other than walking the trail, is there anything I could have done? Manualling and wheelinging as far as I could get seems the best option at the time. I couldn't bail, or at least it didn't feel like I could.
Gutted, as I cleared the Lactic Ladder too and Alps in four weeks, hoping I've not broken or fractured my wrist.
I do look like Sylvester Stallone's mum now. A meme picture would be good