I'm retired, and often ride alone. I have dropped my bike many times, but fortunately, the two drops where I was pinned, I was not riding alone. Otherwise, I might very well still be pinned out there in the woods. On one get off, it was in the middle of a huge mud hole crossing. The front slid out, nad my left leg waz pinned under the bike. Due to muddy slop, I could do nothing but lie there until my buddies pulled the bike off. The other time, I hit a patch of sand, and suddenly found myself and the bikehead down, over the side of a steep bank, maybe 10 feet below the trail. My helmet was wedged between a tree and the windshield, and I couldn't get loose. Once again, my riding buds came to the rescue. Fortunately, both times I was unhurt. Except for when pinned, I've always managed to pick up the bike. Adrenalin helps, no doubt. But it certainly would be eazier if it was 200 lbs or so lighter!
Last edited by clogan; 10-18-2016 at 06:45 PM.