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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Oof. Can you convince me to keep riding?

Got caught in the rain. Stopped short for traffic ahead of me on a newly constructed and oiled patch of road. Bike slid sideways and I somersaulted off. Third hospitalization from riding. How much do I really enjoy it?
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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 05:45 PM
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Im sorry that happened to you, it looks like you got beat up pretty bad.
Only you know when its time to give up riding. Honestly, if it were me that had the injuries you have, Im not sure Id be back out there on a bike.
I hope you heal okay, and make a decision you can live with.

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If you need someone else to justify it for you then not enough . My Dad is 87 this year and just bought a new Kawasaki 400 ninja to keep on riding for as long as he can . He rode MX back in the 50's broke his leg one time and it didn't heal straight over recent years he needed replacement ankles and a knee before that the doctors had to break and straighten his leg or the new joints wouldn't have lasted . Last year he had cataract operations and this year he's having injections into his right eyeball for macular degeneration . This year at the TT races we worked out he's been going there for 70 years ( I'm on 50 years ) and he said he'll keep going as long as he can keep riding . Over the years he's broken quite a few bones and it has never stopped him getting back on a bike , I've only broken a collar bone that sent me to hospital from the track ( my finger doesn't count as I got back on and finished the race ) . Maybe learn to fall off better next time , hope you were wearing all the right gear or it could be worse .

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Its only a scrach lol no serousely only you can decide that, myself have been lucky and only had my first break in my whole life about 5 years ago and been riding for over 45 years while healing I couldn't recover quick enough to get back on the bike, I felt like I was a caged animal from not being able to ride my bikes, I been down a few times in my riding life but it has never put me off, 4 left knee injuries from riding and out of action for 4 months at a time but it never stopped me getting back on, but then motorcycles have been my life and everyone will have a different opinion, so really only you can decide whats best for you.

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As my family was talking to me just before open heart surgery, my son asked if I was going to ride again ? I said as soon as I'm able I will. The surgery was in Nov and I was riding again in April.

In fact the two of us where out riding today,

Sure you had a nasty accident, just don't let that take something from you that you enjoy.

Ride safe,

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post #6 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 09:30 PM
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Keep riding if you enjoy it, but don`t ride with fear. If you ride tentatively or are afraid you will make more mistakes and won`t enjoy it. Ride with awareness and smart, but dont ride being fearful of another accident. You will attract what you think about. That's my opinion.
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Sorry to hear about your accident, it sucks ! Unfortunately there are two kinds of riders, the ones who have gone down and the ones who will, and most of us gone through what you are going through right now ... I know that I have gone down and it had nothing to do with me but I am still riding and been doing it since 1976 ... it's a matter of how much you enjoy riding or if you are done with it, you are the only one who will know for sure, but I am not sure this is the right time for you to make such a decision since you are in the midst of it ... Good luck on your recovery u6crash !
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I'll stop riding when I'm dead LOL
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Stop riding immediately!! It obvious your bike wants to kill you! As you're in Illinois, not that far from me, I'll come over and take that death trap away from you. Just pay me for the gas. I'll make sure it never hurts you again!!

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I have always said that motorcycles will be the death of me - and nearly has come to that a couple times. But I have no intentions of stopping riding. Each riders choice to make it and when to make it.

You'll be good as new in no time.
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Its all about motorbikes. Always has been, always will be

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