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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks For Thoughts & Prayers.

I want to thank everyone in the vn750 group for the thought and prayers my family received a few months ago when my dad & I were involved in a motorcycle accident that happend in NC.

The accident was back in early April and after spending weeks in ICU and Rehab, I'm slowly thinking about getting my bike back out on the road but everytime I look at the bike I have this eyeree feeling something bad is going to happen. How the heck does someone over-come there fear of riding after you have been in a wreck?

Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers you sent to our family during these hard times.
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I don't think anyone can really tell you because everyone is completely different in the way they react to it. You'll just have to take your time and see what you feel like given enough time. I don't remember the details of your accident so I can't comment on how I'd react to it. I feel for you though. Hang in there...

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Jesus is the best way to overcome any fear. Live life to the fullest, God spared your life for a reason. Make His reason count.

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It is good to hear from you again John. How is your father doing now? As I recall, he was injured even worse than you were.

I think you are the only one who will know when it is time to get back on the bike again. Your accident and mine had totally different causes. Nobody hit me. Mine was a single vehicle accident, and my newbie mistakes were the cause. If I had not broken my leg, I was ready to get back on the bike and ride it home. The fork tubes were twisted in the head clamps, but my friend did ride it home for me.

In a circumstance where another vehicle hits you, and you are seriously injured, it may take longer to get over the fear that something bad is going to happen if you go for a ride. Take your time and don`t push yourself to do something that does not feel right to you yet. When the time is right, I believe you will feel it. Take it slow, just like when you were learning to ride. Practice in your local neighborhood or on an empty parking lot until you feel confident enough to venture out into heavier traffic again.

I have missed two riding seasons since my accident, but my leg bone is finally starting to heal. Most of my family and friends, who are not riders, think I am crazy for wanting to get on a motorcycle again. I guess I will find out what space my head is really in, when I am physically able to ride. Perhaps I will find myself in the same situation as you do now.

I pray that both of us will be healthy enough by next season, in both body and mind, to be able to get out and feel the wind in our faces again.

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First, think of all the good times you have had with your bike. The wind in your hair and such. Then take your time, as was stated here. Don't give up, many have been in your posistion, you have to come to terms with it.

I do wish you luck. It took 30 years to get back in the saddle, though it will not take you as long. The good will outweigh the bad, and you WILL overcome.

May God or the GODS ( Ok covering all bases here) bless you and give you strength and courage and hope in the days to come.


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There is only one GOD!!!!!!!

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When I broke bones dirtbiking, I wasn't sure if/when I could get back on the thing.
Once I was healed enough (well, IMO, maybe not the doctors) I tried riding. Not my usual balls to the wall, fly down the trails and up the steep hills stuff, but even then, I couldn't believe I had second thoughts about not riding again.

If it's in you to ride again, you will ride again.

Glad you're atleast thinking about it. And I wish you and your family all the best.


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GOOD TO SEE YOUR BACK JOHN AND i HOPE YOUR DAD IS WELL TOO, oops cap lock was on! hope your on the road soon!!!!!

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We missed you, John. Hope things are going well.

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Thanks everyone, It's good to back, and hopefully back on the road soon. I need to change the fluids and spark plugs before riding, not to mention getting my confidence to ride again. My dad is in a nursing and he is anxious to get home. He has not healed from his injuries but he is making progress.
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