Justin had lost control of his bike and somehow got tangled up in his frame as he went down. He banged his ankle up pretty good. It was bad enough to end our excursion and call for someone to pick him up.
You'll also notice in the picture that some major rain began to fall as soon as he went down. We were caught in a huge thunderstorm. It was seriously sheets of water coming down on us. We needed to get Justin to the street, and the only foreseeable way to get there was to cross that stream in the background. So I grabbed his bike and carried it while he limped through the water slowly.
I headed back to my bike and was going to ride on to meet him at the street. Somehow, I lost him and ended up riding for about thirty minutes trying to find my injured friend. It was incredible. The water was coming down so hard I left my iPhone in a ziploc bag in my pocket so I don't have pics. I didn't want to risk it getting wet.
It really was an epic lunch. We got into some stuff we never expected... which is better than you could hope for. I'm glad we headed out. By the way, Justin is feeling better today. He still has a bit of a limp, though.
Get out there.
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