Riding a few weeks ago with friends (many are older than I am) down in southern MO. Going through a wooded area on a relatively easy two track. Lots of rain the day before I hit some wet leaves on a little ledge and was on the ground so fast I didn’t react. Everyone else had taken the right track, I was in the left. Went down on my right side, as the front washed out to the left. Not all soft leaves to land on. One Big almost submerged rock abut the shape and size of a basketball. Hit it square with my knee. Wearing KLIM Traverse pants, the knee pads protected well. Just small abrasion on knee, no structural damage. The problem occurred when the bike (KTM 690R) came down on my thigh, and knee. Right on the inner thigh, leather layer of the pants. The bike gripped the skin well enough it pulled a section of skin loose. A fairly large section of skin. It all stayed in tact, meaning no bleeding or open wound. Result is Morel Lavallée Lesion. I ended up having surgery yesterday. Should heal completely and quickly. Saw two orthopedic surgeons. One said wait it out it will reabsorb. The other wrote a paper for Washington Univ Med School on ML Lesion, and said it was too big to reabsorb and needed drained and the layers sutured back together. I was in constant ridiculous pain, so I opted for surgery. Add this to a screwed up ankle from a get off down in Big Bend NP, that broke my fibula in four places, and is now so unstable it needs surgery, I’m just thinking I don’t have the skills, conditioning, or concentration to keep doing this. I love it, I’ve ridden thousands and thousands of miles all over the country. But I’m almost 64. Everyone looks at me like “you were doing what?” When I explain what happened. Time to take up golf, and fishing.. I hope not, but these recoveries take up too much time. I’ve had too many friends die from heart disease and cancer. I don’t like sitting around, waiting.. May put the 690 in the flea market and just ride the big bike. (Slow and easy, when off the black top) not so slow everywhere else.. Just a weird result, this Morel Lavallee Lesion (google it). If you get one, get a second opinion. I just had surgery yesterday, but I’m not in as much pain already today..