I went to Whistler this past weekend. I had fun on the first day, learning how to downhill mountain bike with an instructor. The second day did not go well.I went off a jump. When I got to the end of the jump I thought to myself ‘this is way bigger than I want’, but it was too late. I got out of shape and crashed to the ground. Mostly on my face. The next thing I remember is feeling the wet of mud on my face. Turns out it was mud and blood.
Due to excellent planning, I was wearing a full face rental helmet and suffered no concussion, no broken bones and no broken teeth. In spite of this planning I still got hit pretty hard, cutting my lip and nose, leaving me with some nice lumps on my head and whiplash. I had a “concerning” laceration in my mouth that required the expertise of an oral plastic surgeon, but he said that surgery wasn’t necessary. So, I’m in one piece and recovering now, but it’s not pretty. While I am feeling quite lucky emotionally, I’m not feeling too good physically with the whiplash. Click the photo to see more.