Lost My Confidence
(Springfield, MA USA)
Hi, I took the rider safety course last summer and bought a 600 cc bike on New Years day. I had it lowered and took it round my block a few times. I started feeling comfortable and confident in my abilities until yesterday. I finally decided to start seriously riding my bike and went to put gas in it. As I was leaving the gas station I must have over-revved the throttle; lost control and downed my bike. Broke the gear shifter, knocked my helmet off, scraped up my bike pretty good. I'm OK, just shook up and embarrassed. Very concerned about getting back on my bike. Any advice is greatly appreciated.