Freaky Moment & it happened so fast I need help or advice getting over my fear
My husband surprised me with a 2010 Iron 883XL Sportster in 2010. I fell in love with the bike the first moment I saw it on a postcard I received from a Harley Dealership. I decided to take the
Motorcycle Riding Safety Course and get my license. If I have one word of advice is don’t get a bike because of the way it looks! I never felt quite comfortable on my bike. When I first got my license I rode all the time. Last year I could not ride I had surgery on my left arm due to nerve problems.
I became pretty rusty with riding. Some friends of ours just got there license and bought new Harleys. My husband has been riding since he was a kid. We went out early in the morning at around 9:30AM and rode until 2:30PM we did a lot of highway riding that day. I was almost home and just took a exit off the highway and was making a right hand turn at a stop sign and it all happened so fast I don’t know what the hell I was doing or thinking. I gave too much throttle and let out on my clutch, I was not thinking clearly and then started losing control of my bike and then I think I had target fixation, I was heading towards a car in the opposite lane head on. I am glad I had enough time to think and gain control but is scared the crap out of me. Because it could have ended differently. I just left a dealership earlier in the day and was going to trade my bike in for a 2014 Softail Slim. I sat on the bike and fell in love. I said I was not going to let this incident get to me. But I can’t help it, it does! I am hoping if I trade my bike in I will feel more comfortable. Has anyone else ever had this experience? I don’t know if I was exhausted and not thinking right? All I know is I don’t want it to happen again!!!