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Old 06-13-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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Question How to ride after bad accident

I putted around the parking lot on a friend's cbr yesterday. It felt ok but I was terrified as . I got to about 20 and felt like I was going way too fast. Before the wreck I was never going below 60.

I was told to take a while before buying another bike. And to take the advanced portion at Awesome cycles. Then I also heard that I shouldn't ride again because once you are scared you will always be scared.

I know some of you have had rough wrecks. I just wanted to know how long is "long enough" before getting another bike? How do you get your confidence back? How do I get rid of the fear? I just don't wanna give up bikes...
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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Get back on the horse, sooner the better. The longer you wait and more you think and worry, the less chance you will ride.

Also, try and ride out of town and away from traffic to start, till you build up the confidence again.

If you are ready when I get back home next week, we'll put you on the Hyosung and go putt around.
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i got rear ended at a stop light. you lived through it, get back on and learn from the event. let it make you a better rider and a more cautious rider.
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You get back on or you dont.

I could sugar coat it but that's the plain truth.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:26 AM   #5
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Brother, just gear up to the hilt and put around your subdivision for a while. Once the muscle memory comes back and you start to trust the traction your confidence should follow- think back to your first ride.
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zGear up and get back on the bike.....

I raced motocross for 17 years, if i wouuld have quit after crashing i would have stopped when i was 10 yrs old. You have to get up, dust off and go ride...
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After my wreck I wasnt scared to ride again, maybe a little fear but the thing I gained from the wreck was awarness!!! I see things I never saw before, its almost like I have spiderman senses! But only way to conquer the fear is to ride again, it's only right to have fear IMO but just try getting back into the groove of things
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the problem is... I have to save up for another bike. I cheaped out on my last bike and it cost me more trouble than the bike was worth. For me to get a decent bike I would have to get about 4 grand. Will take like 3 months to get that.
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the problem is... I have to save up for another bike. I cheaped out on my last bike and it cost me more trouble than the bike was worth. For me to get a decent bike I would have to get about 4 grand. Will take like 3 months to get that.
Take your time bro! the deals will be there
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Get back on the horse, sooner the better. The longer you wait and more you think and worry, the less chance you will ride.

Also, try and ride out of town and away from traffic to start, till you build up the confidence again.

If you are ready when I get back home next week, we'll put you on the Hyosung and go putt around.
Man I'm so nervous to take anyone elses bike in case something does happen you know? I will think about it and defnately let you know
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:55 AM   #11
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Im in on this!!! I live close to Tex and am willing to bet riding in a group would give you a little more secure feeling... and yeah... we can just putt around!
you are a great guy. I think I might take you guys up on this.
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if you havent already learned this..make sure whatever you get has a steering damper!! oh yeah just get back on that bish!!
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good luck Mr.D!! i got right back after my accident so im sure you can do the same
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D, Just get back on that horse! Go out and take it slow and build your confidence back up. Then go out and scare the out of yourself a few times. Thats what i had to do. i have never been the same since my bad accident, but im slowly getting back to where i need to be. Just believe in yourself man, you can do it! Just remember, you have to be able to crawl before you can walk, so take it slow.
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You get back on or you dont.

I could sugar coat it but that's the plain truth.
Pretty much it right there. No harm either way.
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agreed, if your not comfortable, then its not fun anymore and move on to something else that excites you, there might be a day when you get back and and feel/enjoy the freedom you first felt.
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+1 start on a smaller bike and start slower yourself. It doesnt need to be a perfect bike; especially if the other bike went down what 3 times in the 2 months or so you rode it? Smoothness is what motorcycling is about.

Your record shows your over anxious on a bike as it is w that many wrecks/close calls on each ride. Bad habits are harder to overcome once established vs slower, proper progression.
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+1 start on a smaller bike and start slower yourself. It doesnt need to be a perfect bike; especially if the other bike went down what 3 times in the 2 months or so you rode it? Smoothness is what motorcycling is about.

Your record shows your over anxious on a bike as it is w that many wrecks/close calls on each ride. Bad habits are harder to overcome once established vs slower, proper progression.
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zGear up and get back on the bike.....

I raced motocross for 17 years, if i wouuld have quit after crashing i would have stopped when i was 10 yrs old. You have to get up, dust off and go ride...
+1 i know it may seem like an post but i dont see the problem unless you have a little one or something like that that is asking you to stop riding get off yo and go ride on this nice day!
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