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Weather too nice to work; Wrist seems OK; “Faceplant” ramp to be improved!

Monday, March 15, 2010 by  
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It is going to be an incredible spring day! I am very tempted to take a personal day and continue with my springtime chores. Every spring I have a large list of jobs that I like to accomplish around the house, and the weather today is going to be absolutely perfect for working outside. Yeah, I just talked myself into it, I’m going to try and swing a personal day.

The pain that I was feeling in my wrist last week seems to be gone. I’ve still got a couple days before my next upper body workout, so by Wednesday I think there will be no problem at all. I’m still going to wrap the wrist up extra tight just to be safe.

This past weekend I was friended on Facebook by a guy who came across my faceplant video on Youtube. Turns out that this guy is one of the main volunteers who maintain and improve the trail! We exchanged a couple messages, and he told me that another guy broke his wrist on that same ramp, another broke a couple bones in his hand and at least a dozen others (that he knows of) have fallen hard in that same spot. I presume most of these riders have more experience than I do, so it made me feel a little better to know that it wasn’t just me. Anyway, he told me that this week they are going to work on improving that area and making it safer. Apparently yesterday there was a crew of volunteers out there working on the trail, so I’m very excited to get back out there and check it out. Very cool.

I’ve opened the April 2010 “100 Challenge” for entry! Details are just below this update.

JSF BodyShop™ beta testing is now underway! All Bronze or higher JSF supporting members are invited to participate in the closed beta. If you are a Bronze or higher supporting member, you should have already received your beta invite package by email. If you have not yet received your beta invitation, then please contact support with your forum username and we’ll resend the package to you. Also, if you upgrade your account to Bronze or higher at any point during the beta, your beta invite package will be sent to you within a few hours of upgrading. Please contact support if you don’t receive it for some reason.

Registration for the April 2010 “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 9:00 AM (EDT) on April 1, 2010 if you plan to participate – NO EXCEPTIONS! To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simply create a free account. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated, so don’t wait until the last minute to register! For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the April 2010 “100 Challenge” thread on the forum. If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part!

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