Back in the Saddle again…


March 29, 2015 = pick up day

After almost 6 months off a bike because of my unfortunate accident back in October 2015, I decided today was the day to at least pick up my old/new BMW F800GS from Gold Coast Motorsports

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Klim gear still fits

I bought back my F8 that I traded in for my beloved BMW 1200GSW.  She’s long gone now, totaled in the accident so I decided go back to the F8 for now and see what 2017 has in store for bikes, models etc.  It’s nice to be a familiar bike for sure especially since I have not been able to ride for so long.

I was “approved” to start weight-bearing and strengthening my right leg on March 21.  Been very compliant with my PT all along, however, as with all insurances my time is running out for coverage.

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My plan is to join a gym for 6 weeks with a trainer to carry on with PT and weight loss.  I feel quite gross with my weight presently.  Not making excuse but when a doctor says all I could do while healing was recline and elevate my leg for over 5 months I suppose it’s normal to gain broken tibia weight.  I can only work out here on Long Island for 6 weeks because then I have to focus on moving to Connecticut and begin my new career here in the USA as an Organ Donation Coordinator at LifeChoice Donor Services.

No joke, since 2014 my life has been full of changes, challenges, ups and downs…for now I am going to take advantage of this window of opportunity and get stronger, move into my new condo with my really great partner and start “over”.  As most have said everything happens for a reason.

I don’t wish being dumped by your wife out of nowhere, death of 3 dogs, uprooting your life, selling everything you own practically, being jobless for a long time with a real income, and major motorcycle accident on anyone.  The emotions that go along with adult trials and tribulations are incredible.  Hard core reaching in deep to stay motivated.  It’s been a tough road…but with a lot of help of my family, partner, friends and the virtual world it has come down to today.  Getting back on 2 wheels feels awesome, completeness and a day I have been looking forward too.

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My Beauty is back

My goal for this little trip was to get from point A to B in a direct route.  I am not in bike ready shape at all.  My leg is still weak, can’t lock my knee and I have swelling all the time.  Pain is getting more tolerant but I am aware of my limits.

Now I have to really get going with working out as much as I can.  I feel the clock ticking and my employer has been patiently waiting for me to begin my training.  While time stood still while in my cast, time is now flying by and I feel the stress getting my body ready not only to ride but to be able to be on call for 24 hours at a clip.  Doable in 6 weeks I just need to stay motivated.

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Gear a bit tight 😉 but I am off and riding

Back in the saddle again and looking forward not backwards.

15 Comments

  1. Vagueante says:

    Welcome back 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hermotorcycle.com great to hear this! Keep pushing forward

  3. Jo Maloney says:

    Well all right – I was wondering where you rode off to ? Will be following as before. Ride safe. Jo

  4. Frank says:

    Great to have you back and moving forward!

  5. Maria says:

    So glad to see you riding again! I admire your courage and strength – keep it up!

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s tough not being able to ride for a period of time, as all of us know who like to ride. Welcome back, good luck pressing on, be well and peace to you and yours. Jimi

  7. Hans Thiel says:

    Congratulations! Please keep in mind that the legs work a lot when one lifts the motorcycle from the side stand, and with a relatively heavy one such as the F700, you may inadvertently compromise your recovery. Perhaps this is the time for thinking about a lighter motorcycle, like KTM’s 690 or Ducati’s Hyperstrada. They are very light and at the same time powerful and comfortable enough to get you anywhere. Anyway, you should also ask your Doctor and physical therapist to try lifting your motorcycle and let you know if there is any risk involved for you at this stage of your recovery.
    Best wishes.

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