Meatbingo & aehewitt
Downhill into sharp lefthander (see pic in 2nd post) ...bike in front of Sarah slows more than expected, she hauls on anchors ..I must have been glancing in my mirror at the exact same moment, look up to see her bike just a few feet in front now and I'm about to hit her, grab a huge handful of brake, rear wheel comes up in a huge 'stoppie' but I'm still going to hit her so pull harder and next think you know I'm going over the bars with the bike flipping right over on it's nose. On the good side I managed to avoid hitting her. ..... Took a big blow to the head which had me drifting in and out of consciousness, lying in road, ribs and back hurting, paramedics concerned that I might have broken my back and strapped me to a board in a neck brace and my head strapped between two blocks. Helicopter turns up and I'm flown out to hospital.
At hospital I'm checked out, my spine and arm (which has swollen up) are X-rayed. Good news is that I bounce well apparently and my spine is fine, nothing broken, just pulled ligament / muscles and tissue damage, some missing skin and friction burns. - 'Jobs a good 'un'.