This was a few months ago....about 5 minutes into the day's ride with some buddies, I was testing out my new suspension on a make-shift MX track we found out in the boonies. Without realizing I was heading straight for a huge gap jump with not nearly enough speed to make it, I attempted to abort but it was too late. I went down the steep slope, forks bottomed out, and I went over the bars into the sand....hard, face first.
Missed a few days of work, dislocated my collar bone, bruised ribs, and bruised almost every organ inside my torso. Spent several weeks in real pain but no permanent injuries. Minor concussion.
If you listen carefully, you'll notice I had the wind knocked out of me pretty good, not able to breath for nearly 30 seconds after impact....seemed like an eternity and I remember feeling like I was on the point of passing out because I couldn't get air into my lungs.
"You can't put the shit back in the donkey
." - Tony Soprano