I'm Hanging It Up!!!! :(
I am finally realizing I just can't do this! I took the MSF course two years ago. I spent four months in the school parking lot and my skills are great! I have never dropped my bike, I make my turns just fine, I live on a hill and have no problem with that. It's my speed. I just can't get up to speed and suddenly I'm terrified. My first ride out (this is going into my third summer) was great. I was confident and all was good. The next time I got on the bike I was shaking and scared the whole time. Not sure what happened but somewhere along the way I lost my nerve and I can't find it. I think I'll just sell my Savage and maybe sometime in the future I will get the "urge" again and I'll try at that time. I'm just very sad about it. I feel like a quitter and a loser. But I just can't ride terrified. I understand a little fear is good but this is way more than that. Has anyone else ever quit and then come back to it?