Getting Back On After Dropping the Bike
by Katie Callahan
I have had my own bike for just over 4 months. Have been riding with my husband for the last three years on the back of his Harley Road King. My first attempts at riding my own Pearl White 883 (used) Sportster has been wonderful.
Unfortunately I jumped on my bike Saturday for a short ride and dropped the bike. Took a turn too wide and ended up in the ditch. Wearing leather and a helmet of course. Scratched my chin tweaked my neck and hurt my thumb but those will heal. Sadly I hurt the 883 and the removable windshield scratches and dings. But the cool thing about all of this is I had read the "how to pick up your bike" and was very proud of the fact that I did it all by myself. The bike was flooded for a bit but started finally. I am interested in talking to others who have had an accident and gotten back into the seat. I have that what if, should haves, guilt (as a mom, wife etc.) and damn the cost of what I put into the bike. I am signed up to take the Motorcycle Safety course in June.