Overcoming the fear of riding after a motorcycle accident

One of the most real proverbs but difficult to explain in a motorcycle is, "not if, but when, you will fall". We all know that riding a bike is dangerous. We have friends who don't ride bikes and don't understand why. I often see riders involved in accidents and afraid to get back on motorcycle.

Many people I work with and many of my friends ride bikes. Some people use it for transportation, others as a hobby, but for most people, it's part of their lifestyle. The reason we ride is not as important as the fact that we ride. Whether you prefer high gas mileage, freedom of movement, or the idea of ​​traveling off-road after retirement. Riding is riding.

However, being involved in an accident can affect your perception of motorcycle. For some people, not much has changed as it is just part of a motorcycle. For others, it can completely drain your confidence and even put your bike away forever. When I heard someone say "I've been in an accident," I had to avoid being asked for details. Will I conjure up bad memories that they have forgotten, or will I turn into a wonderful conversation about their desire for more skills?

Manage loss of trust
It is perfectly normal to lose confidence in driving a motorcycle after an accident. Drivers I know put in thousands of miles a year on closed streets and tracks, and they can tell stories of "little" things that scare me. How you feel about any accident, whether it's falling in the driveway or crashing into a car on the freeway, varies from situation to situation.
An injury in an accident can affect your physical and mental recovery. Some people can get rid of the physical damage, let their body heal, and then ride again. For others, a minor injury can damage their body and cause a residual mental trigger. You can take the time to heal your body and mind and decide when or if you should restart your next journey (if there is another).
Experiencing memory loss and guilt
The motorcyclists they often forget what happened in the accident. This may be a blank moment, or it may be caused by a head injury in the accident. When trying to piece together the details of the accident, thinking about how it happened can be frustrating. Sometimes people feel guilty and wonder if they have done something wrong and caused an accident. However, on the other hand, it can be a good thing that they sometimes don't remember events as it can reduce the chances of post-traumatic stress disorder.
post-traumatic stress disorder
El trastorno de estrés postraumático (tept) tiene estrés y ansiedad después del evento. Aunque algunas personas pueden no asociarlo con motorcycles, el tept existe en la comunidad de motorcycles. Casi todo el mundo experimenta un cierto rango de reacciones después del trauma, sin embargo, la mayoría de las personas se recuperan naturalmente de los síntomas iniciales. The síntomas generalmente comienzan dentro de los 3 meses después del accidente, pero varían de una situación a otra, similar al proceso de curación.

The síntomas comunes del trastorno de estrés postraumático incluyen:
Nightmares - Nightmares can occur many times a night after an accident.
Accident Flashbacks - You may see, hear, or smell something that allows you to relive events, also known as triggers. Watching or listening to the news, witnessing an accident or its aftermath, or simply hearing a car fire are all triggers that can have a negative impact on you, often triggering symptoms like sweating and rapid heartbeat.
Falta de interés - los accidentes de motorcycle pueden dar lugar a una falta de interés en las motorcycles o cualquier cosa relacionada con ellas, y a veces incluso en cosas totalmente ajenas. No hay garantía de que las cosas que parecen no tener nada que ver con las motorcycles no se vean afectadas. Supongamos que usted está tomando un autobús para obtener un batido como recompensa. En este caso, es posible que culpe al accidente y no esté interesado en beber de nuevo por el momento.
Aumento de la ansiedad y el estrés - cuando su cerebro procesa información sobre un accidente, puede estar en un Estado de alta ansiedad. Usted puede permanecer inquieto, nervioso o no interesado en hablar con la gente relacionada con la motorcycle.
Excessive arousal (feeling of tension, stress or anger) - symptoms of arousal are usually constant (as opposed to triggers) and may alert one of the traumatic events. It interrupts your daily life and can cause trouble sleeping, eating, or concentrating.
If these symptoms persist, disrupt your work or family life, and last for more than three months, consider seeking professional help to relieve residual anxiety and feelings. They're not healthy for your long-term happiness, and you need extra help to get over it.

learn from experience
An accident is an experience from which you have to learn. You will have to reflect on what happened and figure out how you got into this situation. You can handle the conditions at that time. From your training, you can decide what different steps you can take to avoid this, or how you can respond differently.
Think about visibility. How good is it? Can you see miles or 100 feet? How's the weather? It's raining. Sonny? Sure, but after night work? What state is your motorcycle in? Do you have good tires and a new oil change? Have you completed the T-clocs check before you leave? Or are you doing everything right in this case, and the problem is another driver? Remember, you could have done everything right, but you could end up in the same situation. The important thing is what you have learned and how to recover from it.

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What to do before starting your next trip
If you still have the urge to get back on the bike, no matter how long after the accident, you can take a few steps to make sure you're fully prepared.
Without injuries
Being injury free means being mentally and physically prepared to ride. Consult your doctor before cycling again to make sure your injury is fully healed. Do not attempt to mount earlier than recommended, as this may cause Hiccups while your wound is healing.
In addition to your physical health, check your mental health to see if you're ready to ride. It may take longer to remove this fear from your system, or at least minimize it to the point that the desire to ride a bike is greater than the fear of riding a bike. Patience is the key to recovery, so take your time and don't jump until you're ready.
Compruebe su equipo de Seguridad y su motorcycle
Uno de los jinetes con los que hablé después del accidente dijo que no sabía nada sobre su equipo de Seguridad de la motorcycle o el Estado de la motorcycle hasta más tarde. En caso de accidente, su atención no se centrará en el equipo de Seguridad y la motorcycle. Si sigue correctamente el atgatt, su equipo de Seguridad debe ser lo que más duele. Es posible que lo quites y lo guardes durante algún tiempo después del accidente (eso es lo que él hace). Las motorcycles pueden ser inspeccionadas rápidamente en caso de accidente. Sin embargo, es posible que no sea consciente de las condiciones adecuadas hasta que esté listo para verlo.
Su equipo de Seguridad debe incluir un casco aprobado Dot, chaqueta, guantes de motorcycle, pantalones largos y zapatos de ciclismo de alta calidad. ¿Te protegió en el accidente? Si no, si vuelve a montar, considere esta lección como un llamado a invertir en mejores equipos de Seguridad. ¿Si usted tiene un equipo de alta calidad, está en condiciones de ser reutilizado, o debe ser reemplazado por uno nuevo?
¿Cómo fue tu moto en el accidente? ¿Ha sufrido daños importantes o menores? Si no está familiarizado con el logotipo que está buscando, considere llevarlo a un mecánico certificado para una inspección completa y luego determinar los componentes y costos que necesitan ser reemplazados. Si su motorcycle es golpeada en un accidente, es posible que necesite una actualización completa o un reemplazo. Si este es el caso, puede ver nuevos productos que podrían tener mejores características, como frenos ABS.
Enjoy the pleasure of the motorcycle again.
If you're ready to get back on your feet, here are the steps we recommend to get you back home and ready to start over:
Focus on the atgatt – Whether you have good protective gear or have been upgraded to good gear, it's time to make it a priority. Well equipped, all the time. No problem.
La práctica hace la perfección - Usted necesita tiempo para prepararse mentalmente, emocionalmente y físicamente para el viaje de nuevo. Tómese el tiempo para que su motorcycle se sienta cómoda. Considere comenzar en un entorno controlado lejos del tráfico para adaptarse a la sensación de volver a montar. Practique los fundamentos básicos, como girar, frenar, etc. Si lo desea, actualice sus habilidades tomando otro curso de motorcycle o leyendo una guía de motorcycle.
Relax - take a short, easy ride down the road you know. Do not walk on the highway, but on the streets of the ground to relax. This will help you regain your confidence. Ride on a good day instead of a rainy day or bad weather. Try to avoid the crime scene as it often exacerbates this fear and can trigger PTSD.
Don't go alone - having a buddy or partner with you can make you feel safer after an accident. Is there someone you ride with regularly who makes you feel safe? If so, ask them to help you reassemble. As friends or associates, they only support you instead of judging you.
Focus on yourself - Don't be too confident because you've been riding for a long time. You want to get over your fear of riding as soon as possible instead of being late, but you can ignore things along the way by not listening to your instincts. Do not expose yourself to a higher risk of an accident because you want to continue doing business as usual.

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A menudo ocurren en motorcycles y en la vida. Cómo podemos superarlos y seguir adelante es una elección personal. Es normal perder un poco de confianza, y necesitamos recordar los signos del trastorno de estrés postraumático de los eventos. Si no puede salir del evento en unos meses, será mejor que hable con alguien sobre sus opiniones sobre el tema. En el ciclismo, el miedo y el miedo pueden conducir a una mala respuesta a las condiciones cambiantes. Debemos superar nuestros sentimientos y tomar las medidas necesarias para recuperar la salud física y mental del Movimiento de motorcycles. En ese momento, por favor, utilice el equipo de seguridad adecuado y el apoyo para facilitar el acceso. Y optó por no volver a unirse a la motorcycle. Usted puede reflexionar sobre los recuerdos divertidos que cultiva mientras hace lo que le gusta. ¡Buena suerte y mantente a salvo!--------Ttkin