Green is good, red is bad

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If only the trails were REALLY color coded. At this part on a trail in Landahl Park in Blue Springs, MO I usually stop, walk my bike down the red line and then continue on. Sometimes I slow waaaaaay down and just coast through the crack, with my feet on the sides to guide me. I don’t think I have ever had the courage to ride the green line down. But today my brain just wasn’t clicking and as I stopped to walk through the red line .. Well, my bike and I had a little tussle, I fell onto the top tube (thank goodness i had the padded shorts on!), the seat went into my lower back and the front chain holder oners (sprocket?) kissed my right calf.

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That’s how it looked an hour later when I got to the parking lot. Darn right I kept going! Rain was on the way and I only get the chance to ride on the weekends unless I get up early and ride before work. The bruising is a bit worse on the top portion and a little swollen. The horizontal line must have been dirt cuz it is gone. A few little scratches along the bottom portion.

Not as bad as the girl who ran into the other person and got the banged up face but I think this might be my nastiest mtb injury to date.

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