Went round the Kitchener as the young un and I have done many times, and decided to have a play in the bike park (having seen it on vids and realising it isn't exactly downhill rated etc etc)
First ride down was very good. Stayed left and went over the jumps and stones at a fair pace. The young un was only a few seconds behind me, and as a 14yr old girl on a 100mm hardtail I figured she'd done well. (and believed it was quite tame as people suggested)
We were happy and went to have another go.
Set off and the next thing I remember is sitting down next to a broken bike with a family stood next to me.
It seems I got it wrong somehow and ended up with a snapped front rim and the wheel bent at a nice angle and a snapped carbon handle bar.
I also lost half an hour of my life as I had no idea who I was, where I was or what had happened.
Didn't lose consciousness but have put 4 cracks in my helmet where the side of my head hit something. Took 30 minutes to come round properly and those 30 minutes were very odd. Still don't know how I actually crashed or remember the crash itself.
Apart from a big bill for broken bits, some road rash and a headache I seem to be ok now.
The moral of this story is please remember to use a helmet and never underestimate a trail !
Also a great big thanks to the family that nursed me round and escorted me and my young un back to the car park.
If you happen to be a member on here please let me know so I can thank you once again