So, I rode Alafia today. Met up with jdk, Slowy and Tbalestrini around 9. Rode a couple of trails and headed back to the parking lot a little after 10 to meet up with BillT and his friend. While we were waiting on them to get geared up, we found out Gregg was on his way so we waited for him.
We hit the trails again, did Roller Coaster, Moonscape, North Creek and then decided to head to Gatorback. I was following Gregg, and we come to that right hand switchback where there is the boardwalk around the tree to the right, or a line to the left. I make the switchback, about to start hammering to make the climb and there's Gregg, stopped right in the middle at the root before you commit to either the right or left line. It looked like I had room to go to the left of Gregg, so I attempt it. I get about to even with his seat and realize that there isn't enough room. I stop, unclip my left foot, go to put it down, and realize there's nothing there but air. Oh Sh%#! Down I go. As I'm falling over the edge, my right foot comes unclipped and I still have a hold on the handlebars of my bike. I hit the ground, begin to slide on my left side, and slam into a tree a few feet down. I'm glad I had my Camelbak on. It took the brunt of the impact and probably saved my back from a nasty scratch or gash.
So here I am, laying against the tree, my bike on top of me, and I'm thinking "Damn, that sucked!" I'm not even sure who climbed down and pulled the bike off of me, might have been Gregg. Bill's friend Nick helped me up. It all happened so fast, I can't remember if Gregg bumped into me while I was unclipping or not.
Shortly after that, part of Gregg's XTR rear derailleur broke, and he had to call it a day, so maybe it was karma paying him back? LOL.