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Need Advice: Getting Back on Bike after an Accident

WRN reader seeks input from others


Two years have gone by since I ran off the road for no apparent reason, head on into a tree, suffering some serious injuries. Hopefully I am fully recovered now.  I have not ridden on my own since my accident, but have been on the back a few times. I took a giant step and rode on the back seat on a long weekend trip (700-plus miles) with my former riding partner who was ready to ditch me after the first 50 miles as I was in a state of panic the whole trip unless my feet were on the ground. I was constantly tapping his shoulder saying, "Can you slow down? Do you see that car? Etc." Thank goodness he was patient with me. 

I am now considering buying my own motorcycle again, and having a lot of different feelings. I know in my heart that I can ride. 

My question is, how many of you still have anxiety when you get on your bike after an accident? Did you start off with short distances or just get on and ride 100 miles? Thank for all the support here! 

Dresden, TN

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