On April 15th at dusk I was out alone on my local trail near Audrey Moore Rec Center in Annandale, VA. While getting a bit aggressive on a flow trail next to the highway, I attempted to roll a couple of boulders. The first which is about 5 foot diameter and 3-4 feet high and it went fine as I took it slow. Feeling confident, I push hard into the next smaller boulder 3 foot diameter and about 2-3 foot high with an initial somewhat squared off edge about 8 inches high to pop up on. As I started to initiate the pop, apparently i mis timed it and before the tire lifted, it hit the squared edge and just stopped dead. I couldn't have been doing more than about 15mph at the time. Before I could even react or let go of the bars, I face planted directly on my nose on the boulder. I was wearing my normal bike helmet, which seemed to absorb the secondary forehead impact, but provided zero protection to my face. My nose basically exploded. Somehow I didn't get knocked out. My first thought as I was upside down with my feet around my ears was there is no way I have any front teeth left. Shockingly, all teeth survived. The area where I crashed is about a 1/4 mile down the back side of the main hill so while trying to stop the gushing blood exiting my head, I walked my bike up the trail to the top of the hill. Once there I figured getting to a doctor was the priority so about a 1/2 hour later I was at my car loading my bike. At that point, I called a friend to meet me at my house to drive me to a clinic "to get stitches". When my friend showed up, she said, "you are going to the hospital. Long story long, the next morning I was getting reconstructive surgery to my nose. The Doc did a great job, but informed me that some of the interior of my nose was missing and likely still out on the trail. Funny guy! I've recently built my bike as a mullet and I think that with the 29 front wheel, I just didn't have enough time on the bike to judge the timing needed when popping up the front wheel. Anyhow, I'm back riding again, and nose, while not pretty, is healing well. By the way, lucky I had insurance. Total hospital charges: $18,000. Total doctor charges: $48,000. I would have been completely safe had I had a full face helmet, or even my kids baseball helmet with face grill. Any other major face injuries out there?