Jordan and me only today.
Jordan had had a look at my bike last night after my complaints during the days to come to the conclusion the gears need tuning and the rebound mechanism in my folks is non existent... And since its always been like that means I have been reboundless since the start bah! Back to the shop I say.
Today we wanted to see if we could find anything else on the bushland. Started off with the log rides - had my o-shit moment on the first on but got across it ok. Then came the big log over - Jordan had been telling me its easy the last two days when I have smashed the brakes on and very similar to one we do later in the day previously which I have no problems with - so went at it at speed, made it over so far over I ended over the handle bars in the dirt... oh well - he chuckled and said why did you go so fast you didn't need that much speed... BLAH. Arm still stinging from that fall/graze.
Anyway continued on. Pretty uneventful for a while until I managed to shift my seat on a downhill section after clipping a tree and sitting down to avoid falling. Adjusted that at the bottom and kept going.
Then got to favourite part of course the long sweeping smooth downhill to creek bed. Had been looking forward to this all morning. Its my Horny Devil of Margs I think. So gliding along nicely and smoothly. Then was on a straight flat slight decline section - neutral position. Then was on the ground over the handlebars hard... WTF dont even know what I did wrong - I was in 1 piece despite how fast I had come off... Looked back at bike to see a completely buckled rim. The ground was flat - no rocks, no roots - nothing... :(
Initiate long walk back to car :( - Jordan was in disbelief when he saw it. Its on the rim join and probably could be a warranty thing - but what the odds of me walking in to store with a busted rim and busted rebound and saying I didnt hit anything big and them believing me.. They going to laugh :(
So I suppose time to buy those new tubeless wheels then get the rebound sorted out once I have those on.
I feel sore in the hip - both from the fall on the bad side and my wallet taking another mtb related beating.