Somehow, I crashed my mountain bike last night on a group ride I was leading. I have absolutely no idea what happened but one of the buddies I ride with is a gp doc, I completely trust him & he was second to get to me I’m told. We were only 1/2 mile in & there is no reason I should’ve crashed where I did -a flat, gentle right hander on singletrack. Garmin tells me I was going 13ish mph & that I jumped but there isn’t a jump there.
Anyway, back in 2008 I had a similar situation while riding alone. I don’t honestly know what happened then but arrived to my destination about 25 minutes late & pretty dazed. I went to the hospital & they told me to take it easy for a couple of days but that’s about it. Well, I didn’t know much about brain injuries then & jumped back on the bike & skateboard way too soon & ended up with 3 subsequent all leading to brief periods of unconsciousness. I know enough now not to get myself into that situation again.
Anyone else have multiple concussions like this? I’m just looking for others experiences with recovery, I’m not seeking any medical advice & know that TR or folks on the forum cannot offer any. I’ll be resting easy for a couple of days & on Sunday, I’m heading to Acadia National Park in Maine & will likely get in some very easy miles later in the were with my girlfriend on the carriage roads there. My gf is a nurse & I’m definitely in good hands. I’ll be using a different helmet & I’ve already ordered a replacement for this one.
You can see I hit pretty hard & slid a bit. I really wish I knew what happened…