How I fractured my pelvis (and ribs).... 12

My stupid wreck on Avery trail in Crested Butte, CO. I had heard of a couple pros gapping this whole rock garden at the last ProGRT, so I decided to give it a shot. On my first attempt I hit it pretty clean but just barely cased the last rocks. On my second try (here) I think I tried to give'r just a little too hard on takeoff - sending me into a costly nose-dive. Thanks to Quinn Maxwell of Rated [G]ravity for the vid and Grassroots Cycles for the trip! Noah Sears: MRP JETT DT-SWISS GIRO

Credit: Quinn Maxwell - Rated [G]ravity
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12 comments
  • RPereira

    6/13/2012 2:29 PM

    Gnarly!

  • JonahSweeney

    10/24/2011 11:54 AM

    Dude! you hit the ground so hard o.O

  • mcraindog

    10/23/2011 7:59 PM

    rode that trail today and dammnnnnn. that's a big gap! get well bro

  • iceman2058

    10/17/2011 12:57 AM

    Damn, that's a proper bail right there, scary wreck. Get well soon dude.

  • NoahColorado

    10/16/2011 10:38 PM

    Thanks for the positive vibes guys! Yeah, total bummer - but oh well. Gotta roll with the punches. Could've been worse, why the heck wasn't I wearing my Leatt?!

    That was 2 weeks ago today, hopefully just 6 more before I can get on a bike again. Yes, I rode down from there - it was miserable (that section is pretty much the top of the trail). I went to the ER the next morning since I couldn't put any weight on my right leg without nauseating pain, that's when I found out I had two fractures (right pubic rami and acetabulum).

    Crutches blow, BTW - even with sweet Vital stickers on 'em.

  • big b

    10/16/2011 9:16 PM

    Damage!! Hope it's a quick recovery.

  • mcraindog

    10/16/2011 6:21 PM

    did you ride the rest of the way down? get well soon!!!

  • Northwest

    10/16/2011 6:08 PM

    Tough break, but taking it like a man.

  • erik saunders

    10/16/2011 5:30 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-ah....

    i feel so sad about this... get well man... you probably get a few days quicker recovery for having such a good attitude about it....

  • Paulo Jorge_Almeida

    10/16/2011 3:07 PM

    that must of hurt like crap man... get well soon man !

  • BayScraper

    10/16/2011 2:13 PM

    Heal up quick, that was super gnarly!!!!!!

  • 970biking

    10/16/2011 11:08 AM

    Gnarly. Heal up Noah!