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Old 12-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by J.J. McQuade View Post
"That which does not kills us makes us stronger"....Friedrich Nietzsch.
A quote from one of the greatest philosophers ever to live. Everything that happens to us in life, good or bad can be used to make us stronger! Use it as a training tool for next time!
Unfortunately, when you don't learn from your mistakes, a more accurate spin would be "What doesn't kill you this time is only going to try again later".

I've never had a serious collision/get-off, but I've had several close calls, and it definitely has made me more a more aware rider. It helps to know that I'm not invincible, it's just convincing my brain that safety is a higher priority than adrenaline when I'm actually riding.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #22
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I found after my spill I was actually for the first time nervous when I started riding again. I kept worrying about the front end (my accident was caused by me locking up the front end and it washing out). It was all in my head and it just takes time.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:17 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by J.J. McQuade View Post
"That which does not kills us makes us stronger"....Friedrich Nietzsch.
A quote from one of the greatest philosophers ever to live. Everything that happens to us in life, good or bad can be used to make us stronger! Use it as a training tool for next time!
Especially true when you get titanium reinforcing your bones. Ask me how I know.

After my first wreck, I kept too much distance between myself and the vehicle ahead of me (I was brake-checked on 225) and the first time I rode by the wreck site, I tensed up. It took a while but, I'm back to normal confidence levels.
Now, if there's one thing you can be sure of, it's that nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish...
Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns AND missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:35 PM   #24
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It took me a while to get back on a bike after my accident, mostly because I couldn't bend my knee enough after knee surgery for my foot to be in the rear set.

After not riding for so long it doesn't even bother me anymore. I'll get another bike one day but I am in no rush.

My accident.

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Old 12-31-2013, 12:59 PM   #25
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i had a pretty bad accident when a lady ran her stop sign on her cell phone i cant say it changed the way i ride. I was always pretty cautious about staying away from other cars but sometimes freak accidents happen. My reaction definitely saved my life that day so just make sure your always watching around you.

Good luck on getting back on your feet. Glad to see your ok
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:29 PM   #26
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Yes after my last 2 accidents. It def. Changed.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:19 AM   #27
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For sure, I'm way more cautious and aware of whats going on around me at all times, even driving my truck.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:33 AM   #28
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Head up, eyes up & always looking where you want the bike to go. Ignore cars coming the other way get off the seat & roll on the throttle. Counter steer to point the bike. Always be aware of road hazards, but never focus on them.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:08 PM   #29
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