I've never ridden, but know a woman who was an avid rider (harley). I say was, as her daughter, also a rider, was in a bad accident several years ago. Daughter recovered mostly now, but it was a LONG journey as the case here (best wishes to you). The woman and her daughter do not ride any more as a result. Then again, there is my old boss who owns 7 - 8 bikes and has restored 3-4 vintage indians (1 of his hobbies). Last I knew, he still rides some, but picks times with lower traffic.