At Sea Otter I took an unfortunate crash on the speed and style course and hurt my hand.. Initially I thought it was just a small break and I would only be out for a couple of weeks. I was correct it was a small break but unfortunately it was on a very bad bone, the scaphoid. Known as one of the most diffacult and slowest healing bones in the body I wasn't sure what to expect, as the doctor came in I was nervous of what I was going to hear.. The verdict, I was to spend 12 weeks in a cast and then some time in a brace after that. With contest season right around the corner I was bummed to say the least I thought I was out for the whole season.
Contest after contest went by and all I was able to do was sit and watch, Crankworx Colorado was set to be a week after I got my cast off. I thought briefly about riding it but then it set in that this was a crazy idea. I got my cast off and went into a brace, however I was feeling super good so I began to ride a bike some. I also just finished building up my 2012 Ellsworth momentum and began riding it, it rode amazing and I felt great so with only 4 days on the bike I decided to take a gamble and ride Crankworx Colorado. Not expecting anything from being super rusty do to all the time on the bike I took it easy and was super stoked to come away un-injured and in 30th place out of 43 riders! With only four days on the bike and two days on the bike I was riding I couldnt be more pleased with how the contest went! Congrats to Sam Pilgrim, Brandon Semenuk, and Cam McCaul for getting up on the podium! It was a great time and I cant wait to make it back out next year!