This video isn’t quite like our other videos – Craig and I borrowed my mom’s GoPro when we went on our anniversary bike ride – you might want to brush up on that blog post before this one:
There is a whole culture of people who film themselves while mountain biking so people can check out new trails across the country. Craig and I have been obsessed with watching them lately and we are now proud to add our own video!
We aren’t experts by any means – amateurs actually – but we fell in love with mountain biking and want to share it with other people!
Craig turned off the go pro or both of my falls. If you read the post you’ll remember I screwed up my shoulder pretty bad.
The second fall really did a number. I was riding in the pines and my right handle bar must have clipped a tree. We were going pretty fast. I came to a dead stop, went up and over the handle bars, my head landed on a branch as I landed on my left shoulder.
What first went through my head was “oh my God I dislocated my shoulder, how is the ambulance going to get to me.” My second thought was “HOW IS THE BIKE?!” I started moving my shoulder around, convincing myself I would be okay – if it was dislocated I wouldn’t be able to move it.
I saw the doctor today because it isn’t getting any better. Nothing is broken and if it is still bothering me I’ll have an MRI in two weeks. It’s really strange because it hurts really bad at certain times and not so bad at other times. I’m keeping up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen and I’ve got a sling to wear. I’ve got a 20 lb. weight restriction too. Hopefully it clears up on its own and I don’t need the MRI but only time will tell!
I hope you enjoy the video, even if you don’t watch the whole thing. Thanks for reading friends!
Hope your shoulder pain goes away.
Wow, it was fun to ride along with you on this narrow fast trail! Yikes!!!
I hope your shoulder straightens out before you need the MRI!! Those trails…rocky, narrow and beautiful!! Do you ever meet someone riding the other way? I can see how easily you could fall on any of those trails and get up close/personal with a tree!! What a wonderful way to spend the day!