|Playing Chicken- unknowingly
||[Apr. 29th, 2007|06:02 pm]
I should have died, and this is why...
I was 14 and I wrestled. That is not the point of the story. I was on my Jr. High wrestling team and that is why I always had tape on my glasses. My glasses were always getting broke and hence I had to tape them together. Without the glasses I was blind. Ok so then we fast forward to the summer of 1981.
I was riding my bicycle to band practice. I was in this marching band and they practiced in the summer in this giant stadium at the other side of town. I rode my bike with three of my friends and I was not wearing glasses. We approached the long steep road down to the bottom of the stadium. My friends and I decided to race...again...I was not wearing my glasses and I was blind as a bat. I started the race and my friends were trying to keep up with me. Toward the bottom of the ramp they slowed down and stopped. I won! I did not even know why I started flying through the air. I was flying so I I was looking down at people practicing and then back at my friends, sitting on their bikes staring at me in wide eyed wonder.
I hit the ground with a crunch on my arm. I got up. I was stunned but I thought I was ok and started to lift my arm. It hurt...really hurt. Then I saw that the angle was funny and I passed out. I was driven home and I called my mom. We went to the doctor...my arm was fractured and took 3 months to heal. She told me there was a steel cable stretched across the bottom of the road.
My friends thought I was playing chicken with them...