Well hello there to all. So I just returned from a epic trip to Argentina filming for the TV show. the weather was perfect for shooting so I called up sterling to see if he was available and he said hed be over the next day. I built this tree to tree air on these two massive cedars in one of the greenest lichen filled forests I know of. Myself and Sterling shot this stunt all day until we were satisfied. Once again I was impressed with Sterl's shots. So its been five days since that shoot and I've been riding my trails a bunch which are running so good right now. The only bummer thing is that I've been riding by myself since there's nobody around to ride with. Even though I've been having fun sessions with me and my ipod.
Part of Darren's private trail.
With contest season just around the corner I've been stressing about dialling in my tricks so I don't look like a chump. So I've been trying to be smart and not try any hard tricks when there's nobody around and good thing cuz yesterday I asked Megan to watch me ride my contest set in the yard while I tried some front flips. You know sometimes its just really hard to put yourself in the right mind frame to try hard tricks when your riding alone but I at times can push through it so I went for a fronty and I knew I was underotating but I didn't think it was that underotated I also got pushed in the wind which made me come up a little short. I landed pretty much flat on my back and knocked the wind out myself. Its been a few years since I've done that and as I stabilized my breathing I knew that something was wrong.1 hour later I'm in a CT scan getting barrelled.
Doc says I broke my t7 t8 and. T10 vertebrae. Now here I am once again laid up in a hospital.
Wood kicker behind the machine - front flip training zone.
The outcome of this from my perspective is, just another bump in the road and I'm glad I have no complications. I do miss having a good riding scene with tons of people to shred with and also wish I had a foam pit to practice on instead of trying stuff on dirt.
All the best to Darren in recovery
|Going down and injuring yourself is a huge part of the sport, if you're on the edge of riding you go down, and every once in a while, you go down hard - Darren Berrecloth (NWD10)|