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Survival Stories: I Was Impaled by a Tree While Mountain Biking

Survival Stories: I Was Impaled by a Tree While Mountain Biking

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Join Outside+ Join Outside *Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. On June 6, 2009, Peter Agricola went for a mountain-bike ride in F. Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxboro, Massachusetts. While attempting to roll through a rocky channel on a downhill section, Agricola, now 43, went flying over his handlebars and landed chest first on a downed pine log. He sat up quickly, leaning back against the log, when he saw an explosion of red blooming across his white shirt—he had impaled himself on a five-inch branch and was losing blood quickly. Here’s his full story, as told to Outside . It was a Sunday morning, a big lacrosse day for our family—I coached lacrosse, and my kids all play—so I headed out on my mountain bike early so my wife could get a road ride in after I came back. I was riding about four […]

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