I have a question to ask those of you that have some memory of your crashes...how long did it take you to get your confidence back?
I feel so sketchy after my crash in April near Tofino, that I can't ride the way I normally do. Like today, on the way home I had some time to kill, so I figured I'd do a little run up Seymour. No problem, I thought, I used to ride up there like 2-3 times a week during last summer. I know it like the back of my hand. But today (my first time this season) I just felt SO tense and nervous. And this is on an easy ride that I know...I would normally be scraping hard parts through those switch backs, and hitting top speed on the straights. But today, I just totally tensed up, when I hit the second switch-back...not physically, but mentally. And I was riding SLOW. I don't feel like I can lean anymore...I'm always afraid I'm going to lose traction, when in reality I know I'm no where near where I know I can take this bike.
So how long will this 'healing' process take? How long until I can once again ride with confidence? I hate this...I feel like I should be riding a GS or something...so I can revert back to the BCSC days.
So the next time I go riding with any of you guys, I 'll stick with the slow group at the back. Maybe I can hang with the newbies or something.