First Ride Since…

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.

5 thoughts on “First Ride Since…

  1. Toni 18/02/2018 / 9:43 am

    Looking forward to seeing you back out on a bike.

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    • Aidan 09/06/2018 / 12:00 am

      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)

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      • ladyonmotorbike 09/06/2018 / 12:29 am

        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 😃🏍

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