18 Miles Per Hour

18 MilesPerHour is about riding through the world instead of just passing it by.
HELLO E.R., OLD FRIEND
I went down again. Badly.
How badly?
Enough that I’m considering leaving this sport.
I know that’s a bit dramatic, but when I’ve put my wife through that “phone call” from the hospital, seen my 11 year old son try to keep it together and my daughter cry as they brought me off the ambulance on a spinal board with my face in pieces and my brain function spotty, I have to question how fair it is to keep putting them through that.
Especially since it’s not the first time.
And this was not a race.
It was not a technical trail.
I was just riding along.
And then I wasn’t.
So at the very least I’m taking a long long time away from the bike.
My family needs a break.
And my broken face needs one, too.
- Brian

HELLO E.R., OLD FRIEND

I went down again. Badly.

How badly?

Enough that I’m considering leaving this sport.

I know that’s a bit dramatic, but when I’ve put my wife through that “phone call” from the hospital, seen my 11 year old son try to keep it together and my daughter cry as they brought me off the ambulance on a spinal board with my face in pieces and my brain function spotty, I have to question how fair it is to keep putting them through that.

Especially since it’s not the first time.

And this was not a race.

It was not a technical trail.

I was just riding along.

And then I wasn’t.

So at the very least I’m taking a long long time away from the bike.

My family needs a break.

And my broken face needs one, too.

- Brian

  1. freshrosemary reblogged this from 18milesperhour and added:
    If it can happen to any of us, it happens to all of us. Sending healing energy your way, Brian.
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