Hey guys, sorry to take so long to come back around to this, but I needed to think about things before I replied, lest I make complete fool of myself. I’m going to go with the less said, the better route on this reply.
I appreciate all of your thoughts on this; it is fantastic to belong to such a supportive and understanding community. Elwood is dead on target in his post, and I plan to take his advice to heart.
To answer the question that is floating around, I don’t plan to give up riding right now. But in all honesty, if I keep dropping the bike, I don’t know how many times I can pick it up and ride again. To a large extent, I need to work on mindset as much as PLP; dropping it again isn’t inevitable, and if I put in the time to handle the bike correctly, I will greatly improve my chances of keeping the rubber to the road.
All the best,