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Feb. 9, 2017, 10:24 a.m. -  ExtraSpecialandBitter

#!markdown My first ride back on a hardtail was after running an ultra the day before and lets just say it only lasted 5 minutes. I had just picked up the bike and was riding up Bridle Path and tried to lay down some power to go up and over a rock. The extra power and lack of traction made my rear wheel spin and my front end did not lift up at all. The front wheel hit the rock and I made an awkward front flip / endo and used my face to cushion the blow on the rock and landed on my quad on another rock. The stress from the day before and the impact on my leg gave me dead leg (which was agonizing). I couldn't bend my knee enough to ride for 2 weeks after that, so I think your first ride actually went pretty smooth. 😀 Since then I've become a big fan, it just took some getting used to.

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