Man i crashed hard on saturday.
I was pretty distracted throughout the day, and just couldnt get my focus where it needed to be.
I entered the carousel a bit too hot, got er leaned over, then noticed that unsettling feeling where yer off the bike, knee on the deck, and you feel the inside of your knee touching the bodywork.
I widened out my line to get some more room between me and the ground.
Unfourtunately, the ouside 2 feet of the track had very little grip (thats my excuse anyways
) i lowsided.
No big deal.
However, because i crashed way off the race line, i was still sort of on the bike when we both traveled into the grass.
The peg or something got caught, flipped and catapulted me into the air.
Everything happened so fast, but i do remember the horrible noise of grinding parts and the motor spinning up, then the eerie silence when i was flying.
I landed on the back of my head really fuckin hard. bounced, then slid for a bit.
I layed there for a minute, shaking from the adrenalin, thankful to be concious, yet concerned about what kinda shape i was in.
I managed to stand. This was good. Gave the cornerworker a thumbs up and picked up my bike and pushed it out of the impact zone.
After the session, a cornerworker came by with the crash cart. I really did not want to put it on there. The clip on was broke off, so there was no riding it. But i could see the pits and wanted to just push it over there.
My pleas went unanswered. It was kinda like in the Holy Graile when they were pickin up the dead people and the old dude was saying, "I dont want to go on the cart!!"
At the time i refused medical treatment, but later i got checked out cuz my head was hurting bad and i was a bit worried i may have injured my brain.
Turns out its ok.
Well, as good as it ever was...
Kim gave me some drugs and i felt better. The turn one team helped me put the bike back together and i got to ride on sunday.
I was riding with Joe when i crashed and he was shocked to see me up and around. I got real lucky.
All things considered, It was a good weekend.