With trepidation I mounted a motorbike for my first ride since my accident. Turns out, it wasn’t so bad at all.A call from the lovely Katherine, a fellow Easy Rider who works at Honda Rider Training, presented me with the opportunity to get back on a motorbike in a controlled environment. The event showcased Honda’s LAMS range, allowing riders to test ride motorbikes on its closed course rather than the open road.
Upon arrival, I was presented with the opportunity to jump on one of HART’s own bikes, a CB125 to help myself feel comfortable, their standard approach to those who have just received their learner licence but it worked for me.
It did feel a bit strange, back on a motorbike, wrist still sore and my grip strength still not quite right but I took a deep breath and just went for it. And everything was fine. After a few circuits of the skid pan, I rode the road circuit where the test rides were to happen, also ok although I was quite cautious on the corners.
Next up was the CB300,
followed by a Grom (I don’t have a pic of this one), CB500…
finishing with the CMX500.
I’ll give my verdict on those bikes in another post but I left the test ride feeling just a little taller and much more confident, looking forward to get back to riding on the wide open road and all the ‘excitement’ that has to bring.
Looking forward to seeing you back out on a bike.
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Here is a idea to help with post crash to help with ‘OMG I’m going to die if I go round this corner too fast’ thinking. If you think your fears are holding you back look for a Neuro Linguistics Practitioner (NLP). Possibly one session would reset your brain and get you back to ‘normal’ – worked absolutely for me after a non serious crash I had 11 years ago. Aidan (SSR member)
Thanks Aidan, a great tip, I haven’t written about it yet but I have consulted an NLP practitioner to help me with the leg shaking as I go around right corners, it’s a work in progress but has definitely helped 😃🏍
You look best on the 300
Oh, it was horrid, won’t be getting that one