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I took the motorcycle course. I felt I did ok during the first day but towards the end I panicked during a stop and grabbed a handful of throttle. I lost control and although I didn't fall, it scared the heck out of me. Needless to say, all exercises after were horrible. I was afraid and could not shake the fear. The anxiety took over and I dropped the bike at a stop. I have zero confidence and I just don't know if I will ever get it back. I'm compensating by looking at Can-Am Spyders now because in my mind, it's safer. I hope I can get this out of my system.

Rosie
Vallejo, CA
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thank you so much for this article. I just had my first ride on my new-to-me bike after a serious crash my hubby and I were involved in. (The guy went through a red light at a major intersection near where we live.) I was nervous, but feel I did ok. I was way more aware of my surroundings. Safe riding everyone!

Ann
New Brunswick, Canada
Sunday, May 21, 2017
My accident was nine months ago. I was stopped behind a young woman turning into a gas station. No turn signals but her wheels were turned in that direction and the only thing in the other direction was a small dirt road with maybe three small homes. I waited, and waited, and finally decided to go around her. Just as I did she pulled a sudden left turn. I knew I was going to hit her. I caught the edge of her bumper. My last thought was, "how can I not end up under my bike?"

When I came to, my first words actually were "how is my bike?" which I had always thought to be a myth! The ambulance had already arrived. I thought I was okay and sent them on their way. I was wrong. I had friends come and get me and he drove my bike to their place. As I got out of their truck I started to fall down. I could not stand. They took me to the emergency room and I was then transported to a hospital with a trauma unit. Two full fractures on the right pelvis. Small fractures on the left. A crushed vertebrae and two more chipped and a concussion. It could have been so much worse.

As I healed all I could think about was when I could get back on my bike. My bones are fairly healed though arthritis has already crept in. I am no longer able to keep my balance and even look a bit drunk when walking. I hope that it will not be permanent. It has made it dangerous for me to ride and as a result my husband encouraged me to get a Can-Am Spyder.

I miss my two wheels. It is very different but the wind is the same. I have to admit it is rather nice not to have to hold her up when I am at a stop. She is surprisingly fun to drive. The best part is my husband worries less about me now. By the way he does not ride a bike nor has he ever but he has been fully supportive of me getting my own which I did just three years ago. I am now 60.

One final thing. I have a new motto; When in doubt, wait it out! Yes, I am finally learning patience.

Cindy
Chillicothe, OH
Friday, June 17, 2016
November 2015 laid my bike down. Had my grandson on; scared the crap out of me. Was more concerned for him than myself. Damaged bike $4200. Haven't been on a bike since. Grandson had helmet on. I didn't. I've always told my kids to get back up once you've fallen. And I'm leery.

Ken
Westminster, CO
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Editor Response
Ken,
Be sure to read this article with comments from our readers providing some words of encouragement.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
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