Need to know I'm not alone -- had a wreck today
Learning to ride has been a tough journey for me from day one -- from the first time I sat on a bike and duck walked it up until today when I crashed it and ended up with a wrecked bike (too early to know extent of damage) and a broken right wrist. Ended upside down in a 4 foot ditch while making left turn from a stop after conquering a twisty curving downhill road. I have dumped 4 different bikes a total of 12 times (2 with my private instructor, once at safety course, 3 times on my rebel and 6 times on my new beautiful Slim) -- each one resulted in learning what I did wrong. I have taken it slow, practiced in a parking lot, around my development and got out on the real road 2 weeks ago for a good 35 mile ride. I have been riding well and decided to go for a Sunday ride with my hubby to really practice on the streets. Everything was great today until I made a turn got spooked by my floorboard scraping the ground turned my head toward a wooded area and found the only unseen ditch. Stupid mistake that now wrecked my new bike and put me in a cast (seeing orthopedic surgeon tomorrow) for 6 weeks. I REFUSE TO QUIT! I'm not scared about what happened today. Has anyone gone through such a difficult journey and is now a good rider? Is there hope for me? How do I ride on the roads without having these issues. I want this more then anything I have wanted -- I love the ride when the rubber side is down. You ladies have been with me every step of my journey and now I need you more than ever as I sit here with a painful wrist, heavy drugs but an even heavier heart -- so very sad and really mad at myself for such a stupid mistake.