Ok, I have recently acquired a fear of riding stuff I used to ride without thinking about it. Back in february i was riding down Mt famin mad mile thing near Edale and came of big time, knocked myself out cold and broke my bike, had a bit too much confidence in my ice tyres..lol. It took me a few weeks to get the bike fixed etc due to waiting for parts, work etc.. Then at the beginning of March I had a major operation on my skull that involved shaving a load of bone of both my brow ridge and my jaw, my sinus is held together with some titanium plates. After the operation I was told strictly no riding for 12 weeks and then to remember that my skull and jaw are not as strong as they were before and that force that it could have previously withstood could now result in serious injury.
Now i've been getting out again for the last few weeks but im just so scared of riding of drops and hitting stuff like i used to, its a combination of the fall, knowing my skull is weaker, and being much prettier now and not wanting to mush up my new face that cost me over 10 new xtr group sets Been riding for over 17 years and ive never felt like this.