New England Baptist Hospital: Is It Ever OK To Ignore Pain? (Part 1) A bleeding knee from taking the wrong line through a rock garden. A scraped-up arm from getting a bit too close to a tree. A ripped jersey and sore ribs from tumbling down a descent. As a mountain biker, you know that pain comes with the territory at times. And it hurts. But many of us push through. We don’t let it stop us from riding the next day. We may even go on to complete full rides or races immediately after our close encounters with rocks, trees and dirt. Read more