1: JUSTIN LUPERCIO MOUNTAIN BIKING ACCIDENT
2: Sometimes you learn better when you are in a terrifying situation. Sometimes they need to be involved in an unpleasant situation to learn a lesson. Men see accidents as a sense of manhood and are always willing to show their scars. This was not the case.
4: I was about to learn a lesson. It was a chilly outside that morning, since it was raining. My alarm clock went off at 6:30 am. I was feeling nauseous, because I had gone to sleep the night before at 4:30 am, and I had not slept well. When my alarm went off, I got out of my bed and walked to the kitchen. It was cold in my house, I just wanted to stay in my warm bed, but I knew that was not an option. I got some the milk out of the fridge and poured it into the bowl over my cereal. I ate my cereal robotically starring at nothing, without thinking about anything, just waiting for my cousin to finally call so we could leave.
6: After eating breakfast, called my cousin because he still had not called me and told him I was ready to go and waiting for him. He called me back 10 minutes later, telling me he was outside waiting for me now. I grabbed my bike, put on my helmet, grabbed my gloves and quickly put on a sweater. I opened the door and greeted my cousins that were outside. We began riding towards the mountain bike track. The rain drops pelted our eyes and our faces. We were pedaling pretty fast, and the combination of rain and wind was making the ride difficult because it was very blustery outside. Not very good mountain biking weather, that is for sure.
8: The roads we took were desolated and wet, most of them were straight and long, we hardly saw any cars on our way. The sun was not even out yet. We got to the track about an hour after leaving my house, it had stopped raining by the time we arrived. We stopped at the entrance to the track where we met our friend. While we were waiting, we checked our bikes, tightened our brakes, and packed some water bottles for the ride.
10: The track was up a mountain, there were several different types of tropical trees everywhere you looked. We had to go up a steep incline and then back down and then back up another one and down again. We stopped at the summit of the mountain and took some pictures. We could see the beach, even though we were approximately 15 kilometers away from it. We did the whole track and decided to do it again.
12: We were all worn out, sweaty, thirsty and cold. We went up the first hill and on the way down I was pedaling fast and went over a rock, which was not steady and I fell off my bike. I started rolling down a big, steep hill. All I could think about was grabbing hold of something. I had all this adrenaline running through all my body and as I sliding down the hill I was suddenly able to grab one of the trees and pulled myself back up to the track as fast as I could. I yelled out both of my cousins names. They came ran back to me and I felt lightened. I was back to the track and out of any danger.
14: That day I learned a very important lesson and that is to always be careful and never do something that could be dangerous when I am alone. I am not willing to do something dangerous alone. Since then I take that accident as a joke with my family.
16: THE END