Crashing out is a terrifying thing to experience, but it's something that every racer, at some point in their career will experience. I'd heard the stories, read about the pros' trials and tribulations in returning from crashes and comforted friends and teammates who suffered ill fortune and broken bones. I've even tasted the bitter pill of defeat before: A couple years ago I released a podcast in which I described the ignominy of DNFing a race. Almost 2 years to the day I last DNFed a race, I did it again, but this time it was something a little bit different.
This time I crashed out, or more specifically, I WAS crashed out.
And this time, my season crashed out with it. You can see in the video below the sequence of events that put me on the sidelines for 3 months: