Sunday we got the gang together for a ride in the Pine Nuts. Even Scott made the ride, coming all the way from Maryland. Here's the picture of the gang at the trail head.
The ride started off great. Just miles of smooth singletrack up a slight uphill grade.
We rested near the top and started the downhill. The downhill was a blast! Tight single track with lots of little whoop-de-do sections.
We did the downhill in sections, pausing at every crossroad to regroup. Kristy didn't show up at the last checkpoint, so I rode back to check on her. I found her laying motionless in the middle of the trail with her bike on top of her! Another bike was coming along and helped me get the bike off her. It looked like she slid out, coming in too fast on a set of deep braking bumps right before a corner. She had a lot of road rash, and lots of dirt in her nose and mouth. When she finally started talking, she didn't know where she was, or what she was doing. She thought it seemed odd that she had so many friends standing around. Luckily we were near a dirt road, and a couple of the guys were able to ride back to the car quickly and get the car in close enough so that we didn't need to carry Kristy too far.
After loaded up in the car, we drove her to the ER which was only a few miles away.
Kristy started to realize what was going on and started to remember the ride before the crash. The nurses cleaned her up, and took X-Rays and CAT scans. It was great to have good friends in the waiting room to keep me focused and on track.
Kristy has a bruised hip, fractured wrist, and of course a concussion. The splint on the wrist should come off within a week. Hopefully the road rash on her face will heal quickly too. She has a pounding head ache and has spent most of the day resting. She hopes to be back on the bike after the wrist has healed, but will only get to do road riding for the rest of the month. Doc's orders...
If anyone would like to wish her well, you can comment here, or send her an email by clicking on her profile, and then clicking on email! I'm sure she'd love to get some get well wishes!
More updates on Kristy to come!