Believe it or not...I dont think anyone has ever gotten a pic of me on the ground YET! However, I will share with you a place up in the Mts. of Tecate where I saw my life flash in front of me. It was one of those OH SHIT! moments where you have to make an instant decision, the worst was knowing my only chance of making it at all was to PIN IT! Yet knowing if I didnt make it, pinning it was going to cause even more pain and injury. I was in 4th gear pinned, sort of winding fire road/trail, around 4:30 PM, the sun was coming down and in my eyes off and on. I come around the corner fast and find this BIG GAP/WASH OUT
I pin it! There was a little dip then bump before the actual gap that made the pinning it not so smooth, I luck out and clear the gap JUST BARELY! Swerving out of control on the other side and eating shit about 20 feet down the trail. I jumped up and said to myself Holy Shit!
Im alive and not hurt! Whew! Boy did I luck out that day!
You can see my line where I started behind my helmet
Keep in mind I dont wheelie, loft or seat bounce, I just hammer through things and get lucky! But I did everything I could to bring that front end up at that moment because I knew hammering wasnt going to guarantee.
Two riders behind me came around the corner to find me walking in a circle trying to calm down repeating Im alive, Im alive! They looked at the gap and me then said "Your damn lucky! Now suck it up Sun! Hurry up and get a pic! Day light is burning we need to get to Santa Veronica before dark!"