Head-butt a tree

August 8, 2010
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August 8, 2010 Jimmy

Head-butt a tree

Go ahead and give it a shot.  You will not win.  Not even if you take a running start up to the thing.  Not even if you take a running start up to the tree on a downhill.  Not even if you take a running start up to the tree on a downhill and you’re going at least 10mph on your bike, run into a log that flips you over the handlebars and you do a ninja somersault before impact – you will still not beat the tree unless it is super tiny.

Here was my “plan.”

The tree right about center up ahead of the log is the target.

1) Ride down a hill and crash into a log so you begin the flipping action.

Click to see distance.

2) After flying over handle bars, throw shoulder down into the ground to begin the ninja somersault across the 10 foot space between log and tree.

note: stuff will fall off you

3) After you head-butt the tree (hopefully you did wear a helmet – I did), you will probably need to hunt around for pieces that flew off you or the bike.

who put this stupid log here?

4) Take a moment to look back on how you might have handled that log better, but acknowledge you still won’t beat the tree.

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Comments (6)

    • Fine! Helmet spared me a trip to the hospital for sure. In truth, it was a very weird experience. The forward roll was so graceful and fast that I had no sense than I was still moving forward. I basically felt that I was just letting momentum sit me up, but then the tree was right there in my face and either luck or instinct made my head tilt enough so my face didn’t kiss the tree. It sounds like some story I would figure someone was making up, but I really don’t know any other way to describe it.

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