Hubris.

Or, "Fuck that fucking gravity."  Or, "Goddamnit, Horse, You're Too Old for this Shit."


I've often romanticized about the relationship I have with Archie - two minds, one soul; we think together; I need only visualize it and he's doing it.  Well, yesterday, Archie reminded me that he is still a freaking prey animal and fallen trees are frightening.  Derp derp.


My happy pills won't let me dwell too much on why the fuck I've fallen twice in three months and how much I must suck as a rider, and instead they remind me that I'm taking greater risks with my riding than I have in years.  I just need to be better about keeping my ass in the goddamn saddle.

Speaking of my ass, my badonk took the brunt of this fall.  And my head.  Alas, poor new OneK, I barely knew you.  I've got a cheaper helmet on order and I'm going to see if I can replace the OneK at the discounted price... again.  I'm still within the three years of the original purchase, but I don't want to abuse the system.  It did allow me an opportunity to explain to trail buddy why helmets should be replaced after a fall, especially a fall that leaves you on your knees in the dirt, swaying to the rhythm of your "oh shit"s.  I should be better at this by now.



I collected myself for a few minutes, put everything back together, and we proceeded to ride another hour.

As a side note, this was the first ride with my helmet cam since I fell off Ox, while also wearing my helmet cam.  I'm taking suggestions for exorcising demonic electronics.

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14 comments

  1. omg that top picture HAHAHAHAHAHA. But ouch, glad you're ok. But hahaha.

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  2. Yeah, so maybe no more helmet cams?? No more falling, girl! The last injury was a real bummer.

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  3. Oh dear! I love his expression though while you are on the ground.

    Feel better soon.

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  4. Ouch :( I totally thought he was going to be okay with the tree, until he wasn't. Mad props to you for holding on to him while falling and to him for not bolting away (I won't mention any names...cough Harley cough cough...) Very relieved you weren't hurt worse and thank goodness for helmets! Meds and rest.

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  5. Ugh I hate that view! Sorry you fell but glad you're okay.

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  6. ughhhhhhh gravity is the goddamn worst sometimes. if it makes you feel any better, i fell off something like 5 times this summer. a few for very valid reasons. but others... well... not so much.

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  7. OW. I fall off a lot. Like, a lot. Don't feel bad. Hope your butt feels better soon!!

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  8. Yikes! Glad you are otherwise ok!

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  9. UGH. Gravity sucks :-( I fell a lot in 2016... and I'm really, really hoping that I fall off much, much less in 2017.

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  10. Damn gravity. And naughty ponies. I'm glad you're okay though. It's not taking advantage; if they sell the helmet with the replacement plan, use it.

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  11. Walp, at least you're getting some epic footage of falling? And that spook was so polite seeming compared to Q. I'd trade any day! Hahaha

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  12. Shitty about the helmet having to be replaced :/

    Glad you are mostly ok, and at least you have an awesome video to post, lol!

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