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A quick healing after a mountain biking accident
My family and I were in Jackson, Wyoming, for a midsummer vacation. One day, we went up to a resort to do some mountain biking. My brother and I quickly hopped the chairlift to the top of the mountain so we could drop in for our first run of the day.
After getting off at the top and deciding which trail to take, we were on our way down. I felt comfortable and fearless on the bike and was full of joy. The trail was fast, and we soon neared the bottom section, where it opened up into a series of jumps.
It’s smart to check out jumps at a slower speed before trying to clear them, but I was feeling confident enough that I hit them going very fast. I cleared the first two, but on the third, my back wheel came up too short on the landing, and within a split second, I had flown over the handlebars and landed hard on my side.
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