It's been a while
Hi. My name is Chris and I wanted to get reacquainted with you all after a rather lengthy absence. I had a rather bad accident back in April as I was trying to get on the highway during rush hour. My recovery took a while, but I'm glad to say everything is working well at this point.
I wasn't sure that I would ride again, not because I couldn't, but rather a decision based on the pain I experienced as a result of hitting the pavement at 45-50 MPH (My son-in-law said I was traveling about 35 MPH, but he was misinformed. I was accelerating hard to merge into traffic). Plus, I still had to undergo surgery on my shoulder. Nonetheless, after my body healed enough to again be mobile (about two months recovery), I started to feel that "itch"; that desire to be "on the road again."
I still wasn't sure that getting back on a bike was a great idea (fear factor I figure), but decided the only way to know was just do it. Just before my surgery I bought a used (2005) KLR. I was able to ride it twice before the Doc repaired my shoulder. Another month of recovery and I was back on the bike and truly enjoying it. But it wasn't the same; it wasn't the bike I went crazy over in February, it wasn't my Versys. So in September I bought another V. And just like before, I love it!
It's good to be back.
There's another aspect to this story, but I save that for another day.