The Infamous Crash...

>> Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The weekend started out great! Ryan, TJ, and I were off to get me new riding gear to go dirt biking. So, with my new outfit, "gear", we drove off past Brown's camp to find the perfect camping spot. Once unloaded, we fired up the bikes and took off.

The wind in my hair, my new get-up looking good, and finals a million thoughts away, I got comfortable on my Honda CR 125. The boys took it easy on Saturday, letting me settle in. After riding for a few hours, we set up our tents and made sausage dogs over the camp fire. Talk turned to memories and future plans for riding and camping all summer. I turned in early around 8:30, falling asleep while reading Love in the Time of Cholera.

Sunday morning was beautiful. We ate breakfast, geared up, and rode away. We started going on some fun trails. I was doing really well! After a few more trails we came upon my new arch nemesis...

Ryan and TJ went up the steep rocky incline perfectly. Ryan gave me some detailed instructions before making sure I wanted to try the "big hill". I snickered and said, "yeah, I can do it!" The boys gazed down as I revved up the two-stroke motor and took off, determined to show that I could do it too.

Well, the bike hit the power band at just the right moment, threw me off, popped a wheely, hit a tree, went vertical, and fell right on top of my right leg. Ouch! Ryan ran down to get the bike off me while I tried to figure out how to breathe and let the tears fall.

Thanks to my gear, I didn't break my leg. It's bruised down to the bone from my knee to the top of my ankle. So for now, I'm laid up and not moving. The doctor said I should be walking by Friday IF I stay off my feet and ice, ice, ice. Ryan is taking great care of me. However, I don't think I can eat take-out another night:-).

Unfortunately, it's finals this week. Although my professors are being more than understanding, I'm missing all the presentations and last day excitement before summer begins. I may be able to make it tomorrow, but it doesn't look like it. My flowers are also suffering a little. Not to mention Lucy and Alley. My mom took Athena for the week, which I'm so grateful for.

So, I will post pictures as soon as Ryan transfers them to my computer...


Sue Erickson,  June 25, 2009 at 6:01 PM  

PS would love to see the photos of the camping trip. Mom

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