I was out riding here in So-Cal yesterday in the rain with a fellow TT'er and got into a interesting situation. We were climbing this slick, muddy, rutted, water running, rocky hill and I "thought" I was good enough to make it up. I had just helped a fellow TT'er get his bike up this path (after about 15 minutes of struggling and a nice pipe burn to my forearm) and now it was my turn. Started up and the bike got kicked to the left (which was about a 8 foot or so drop off to rocks, luckyfully the bike stayed on top) so I bailed off to the right. Well couldn't get my feet under me so my a*s went down first. Just happened to be the broken off remains of a branchy bush there and I missed a very nasty, intruding 1 1/2 inch wide, 3-4 inch long, anal wooden enema by about 2 inches. I am SOOOOOOO lucky. I have about a 5 inch by 5 inch multi colored bruise on my a*s right now and it hurts like all he*l to sit in my chair right but I am so happy. Could have been MUCH MUCH worse. Someone was looking out for me! :cry: Any other close calls by you fellow TT-ers?