I basically did a big drop/jump and didn’t pull my front wheel up, resulting in a fine face plant. I got up right away and asked my friends “Holy shit…is this hospital material?” Obviously it was, and they threw me in a cab that got me to the ER, while they walked my bike there. Without the helmet I had bad road rash on half my face, a nasty gash under my nose, and a terrible sprain on my wrist…which is not much considering a guy doing the same stunt without a helmet would have had a concussion/probable skull damage and other nice things I’d rather not think about.
The photo above shows you that Andre’s road rash is serious.
His brain was left intact thanks to the helmet pictured next to his face..