Need encouragement from other riders
by Granny Jan
(Burlington, OK, USA)
After riding as a passenger with hubby in the early 70's, the mid 80's, and now (2 years ago he bought a Harley Heritage Softail), and having an accident last September (9-10-11) that left me with a broken right humerus (at the top where it goes into the rotator cuff), a broken left wrist (now has a plate and 6 screws) and a broke left ankle (2 plates and 13 screws), 6 weeks off work, 8 weeks in a wheelchair, and physical therapy until the first week in March, I have signed up to take the Harley's New Rider course - women only - the first week-end in May. Told hubby that next time it would be my fault, not his -- even though we have been over 400 miles in the last 2 week-ends after I got my new helmet and new boots! Anyway, I am getting nervous that at 59, I might not be able to learn to shift the gears, use the clutch and brakes, etc. Would appreciate any helpful suggestions!