Foolhardy forty something Zenpuck came off second best when trying to tangle with a tree on his trusty mountain bike at Majura Pines on Saturday.
Two wonderful mountain biking women helped stop the blood flow, called an ambulance and wheeled the steed through the overgrown tracks down to the carpark for the awaiting ambulance. They also made a call to let Mrs Zenpuck know what was happening, to pick up the bike, and meet at the hospital.
The ambulance staff patched zenpuck up in no time and escorted him to Canberra Hospital, keeping him comfortable and informed the whole way. These guys were the ultimate professionals and just incredibly nice people to boot.
Patient and gentle staff at the hospital then cleaned out the remaining pieces of the agressive pine and the doctor then sewed the hole with fine and painless needlework (and yes Zenpuck will play the piano again).
In a world where there is a constant barrage on the idiot box of the worst of mankind can deal out, it is fantastic to, through misfortune, meet some many wonderful and selfless people.
Zenpuck hopes you are rewarded 100 fold for your kindness and sends out a huge thank you. He will also stick to the fire trails for a while.