Page 1 of 10 (40 items)
Prev
[1]
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Next
I would like the same advice though my accident was that I was rear-ended by an SUV in 2011 and hospitalized with severe injuries. I am now functional again. I feel inside I want to ride again, but each time I touch a throttle the PTSD flares and I'm back to the minute of the accident reliving it all. Reading the comments, nothing resonates.

Ange
Largo, FL
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Editor Response
Hi Ange,
Thank you for your brave admission.

There is a world of healing between "being functional" and "being ready to ride a motorcycle again." If you haven't already, I would suggest seeking treatment by a physician who's specialty is in PTSD. It's not safe for you to get back on a motorcycle until you can work out some strategies to overcome your fears with a trained professional. No few lines of encouragement can replace what therapy can offer you.

We wish you the best of luck and pray for your full recovery.
Szulewski Tricia
Hi Lindy, I am 56 and a couple of months ago I dropped my bike three times on one ride. Since then I only did a couple of laps around the block and then today I thought to myself, "well either I ride the bike or I don't!" So giving up wasn't really an option, so I rang my mate and she came out with me for a two-hour run and I didn't drop the bike! Thanks to WRN and the advice they gave me I got a bit of anger in my guts and overcame my fears. You got this! Get on your bike and ride!

Kim Nilsson
Kalgoorlie, Australia
Sunday, October 15, 2017
I am also a 66-year-old rider in the Daytona Beach area. You can do this: get back on the motorcycle and ride. You did it once, you can do it again. We all drop these things. Don't let a silly bump in your riding stop you from riding. Good luck and thanks for being human and sharing your story.


Kathie Hunt
Deland, FL
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
I am right there with you! I am a new rider and am turning 60 next week (and leaving for Sturgis on my birthday!) As soon as I got my Sportster home I dropped it! In my garage, at 11pm on a Tuesday night and I was alone!

Despite having watched multiple videos about how to pick up a bike, it took every ounce of strength I had to pick that bike up. I have been afraid to get on it ever since, since I don't have a riding buddy, and will always have to start from my house alone.

I have 100% total confidence that if I am out on the road, someone will help me pick it up. I will probably have to choose from the people who will offer. However, at home when I am alone I will be stuck! I haven't figured out how to conquer that fear. So, there my bike sits in my garage, waiting for someone to ride with me so I know I can make it out of my driveway.

Carol
Burlington, WA
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Page 1 of 10 (40 items)
Prev
[1]
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Next