Yesterday I had a very high speed crash in Alabama at one of my favorite tracks Big Cedar.....I can barely type right now and my body is in excruating pain....I ran into a rider friend of mine who forgot rule number 1.....ALWAYS KEEP YOUR LINE......he drifted from far right to far left as I came up to pass him on the left....at the point on impact I remember god please do not let me break anything....the impact took me out, my friend who can not keep a straight line out and my friend behind me that ran over both of us. My shoulder pads saved me from crushing my chest cavity and ir broke apart in 4 different places....my bike is tore up pretty bad...as I was more mad about this than my own health at the time....my new helmet is toast but my head is ok....good news. I am praying my forks are not bent....but looks like lots of damage to other parts of my bike. Seems like the crash gods get me about every 2 - 3 yrs, but this one really has me thinking about how much longer I can continue this. I have been riding since I was a young kid 5/6 yrs old...My back is totally tweaked, my chest is sore - probably a creacked sternum and some bruised or cracked ribs and my left thumb is really jammed...size of a baseball right now. I may go get some XRays to appease myself and my wife. I would say that I was full throttle at point of impact - 45-55mph and I am just thankful that I did not get hurt worse...a 2nd time in a helecopter lifeflight is not on my schedule. Thank you God for keeping me intact....but please help me get mobile and quick....I have to work this week and fly out of town. I am not sure if I can even dress myself or get out of a bed as my wife has helped me do these simple task today.... So when is enough enough......this is what my mind is pondering right now....to retire from the 1 sport that I have been raised with and am pretty good at....this really sux.....and this was play riding....last ride of the day and I was flying...cant wait to see what my bike needs to be repaired.....I have no desire to even look at it right now.....anyway a crappy thread to start but I needed to vent......again when is enough enough?