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700 miles on the road so far this summer, all good, a couple flats, no scratches on me.

Second MTB ride of the season and I decide to rub the left side of my body on 40 grit fire road.... well at least it was still a great day.

 

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smell my finger
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I'll be looking the same in a week or two, start coaching the local high school MTB team. Merely a flesh wound and an badge of honor..easy to say from here anyway.
 

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Seriously, fire roads are evil. They lull you into a sense of security (and boredom), and invite you to kick up the speed a bit, then a bit more. Then...

THWAP!

As you feel your skin being scrubbed off, you remember that gravel acts like marbles when you corner, and sandpaper when you slide.
 

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Knee/Elbow pads are your friends. I crashed a few times in the Whistler Mountain Bike park yesterday and they did their job wonderfully. I did crash hard on a fire road between two trails and and bruised the hell out of my heel though. I agree....fire roads SUCK.
 

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