Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: In the twisties around Hendersonville, NC
Every get off I've had always affected me for awhile.
When I had my flat tire crash on the DR a couple of months ago I thought "No problem, I know what happened and it won't bother me". Well five weeks off the bikes recovering definitely created some doubts and when I did ride, yes, crashing was on my mind.
Personally, it's the confidence I have in my skills and road craft that allows me to go back at it. Plus I really like riding.
Lack of confidence causes doubt which can lead to incorrect responses when you need to respond. Confidence comes by practicing good skills and seat time.
Have you read Twist of the Wrist and/or watched the movie? It will help you identify your weak areas and suggest solutions.
"Riding well is difficult, riding poorly is easy and painful."
- Nick Ienatsch
"We're all here because we're not all there" - Guy Favron on Gold Rush