thats quite a 1st crash. mine was more benign. i was making a sharp left-hand turn from a stop (pressured by traffic, of course) and all of a sudden the bike was laying on the ground a couple feet in front of me. i picked the bike up in a surge of adrenaline, then made a white-knuckle ride back to the house (i was quite scared of the bike at that point). multiple people were stopping and asking if i was ok. it was a very nice gesture but … wow … extremely embarrassing.
i took 2 days off from riding and then got back on it and rode. i was afraid that i didnt get back on it as quickly as possible, i’d never get on it again. feeling real comfortable on it right now, but then im purposefully staying in my comfort zone. there’s no substitute for experience, i dont think.
hope you’re not discouraged. i know i was tempted to be. btw, this was only the 3rd time i had ridden this bike (my 1st bike) which i had just bought the previous week (a used honda shadow 600). i was actually told by an experienced rider that, paradoxically, this little incident is probably one of the best things that could happen to me early in my riding career.