Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Beginners Mis-Luck

The lucky winner of today's "most unfortunate accident award" goes to SudaBear for going on her first ever ride on her 'new but slightly too large for her pseudo road bike masquerading as a mtbike' and walking away with four new lovely stitches in her hand. We went riding around her house and were mostly just riding on the road when we saw a nice area of dry hard dirt known as a construction site. Beginners + construction sites with really fun bulldozed dirt hills and jumps = falls. I turned away for one minute and next thing I know ... she is on the ground. I rode over to her and asked her if she was okay and it went something like this... "giggle giggle giggle, I think I need to go to the hospital, giggle, I feel nauseous, giggle." I went something like this "are you serious, oh my god you are, freak freak , did you hit your head, freak, wow look at that blood coming out of your hand, freak, that doesn't look good, where are we, freak." The unlucky part was that as she was falling, she hit the only jagged rock in the near vicinity to slice open a large gash on her hand (she did not hit her head thankfully). I called her roommates who were nice enough to come pick us up and take us to the urgent care hospital to get the stitches. SudaBear is a trooper however and said she had a lot of fun and is willing to try again later...maybe. I am officially 0-1 on helping others learn to mountain bike, my opponent being the mountain.

SudaBear's hand after four stitches.


suda said...

Lessons I learned

1) I am not invincible
2) I am not a professional BMX rider. I shouldn't try to jump up things.
3) I am good at jumping down...
4) Construction sites are not a good place to learn how to mountain bike.
5) when choosing between running into a construction truck or jumping up a embankment choose the construction truck.
6) laughing is my natural pain reliever. I never even cried. Just laughed a lot.
7) Hannah is good to have around in times of need to take video of me in the ER.
8) I use my hand a lot
9) G love and Slightly stoopid with a lot of beer and other things makes the pain feel a lot better

And number 10
If I wrap my hand I get a lot of attention. (could this be a pick up method at the bars) I think so.

la chaser said...

maybe i will have to post the video.

Crazy Rower #2 said...

I would love to see the video!

Erin said...

Where is this video? I'd love to see it!
Suda, I think I will try this hand wrapping thing at the bars...although maybe I'll go a step further and tell people I lost and eye. That will get me a shot for sure.