What moment made you say “Yep, I’m definitely dead”, but survived with no major injuries?

Riding my mountain bike. Really hilly terrain. I'm flying down a long steep trail, probably going 30mph, dense forest on each side of me. I'm really cruising on this narrow trail, going down this big hill. About 15 feet before I hit the bottom of the hill, I realize it's all sand at the bottom, and it's too late to brake.

My front shock compressed the second I hit the sand, and I went flying over my handlebars like f-ing superman. No helmet, no pads, I'm dead for sure, I thought, as I flew 20 feet.

Nope. I missed all the trees, and landed in the sand. Aside from getting the breathe knocked out of me, I was completely fine. Not even a scratch.

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