damn that sounds terrifying. I'm back riding and starting to feel a bit more comfortable.. I'm still a bit more hesitant on cornering and going quite a bit slower than usual. Hopefully the longer I ride, my cornering confidence will return.
First thing when I stopped tumbling was "Okay, not dead... need to get off asphalt before getting run over." And with cobwebs still in head I rolled off to the side out path of anyone coming up behind. Haha
No biggie... S*** happens when you go fast... S*** happens when ride slow... S*** happens when ride normal.
Moral of the story...? S*** happens... the key is to learn from it and do the best you can to avoid S*** again.
But it's still gonna happen.
Whether it's someone pulling out in front of you or hitting a slick spot or some tiny gravel.
Be aware of traffic and ride like people are out to kill you. Ride defensively.
Keep an eye on the road for oil, wet leaves, washed out gravel from a driveway in a curve...
Like I said... BE AWARE.
And do yourself a favor... don't keep a death grip on the bars.
Let them sorta float in your hands... curves included.
I ride with three fingers covering the clutch lever (I have short levers).
Means just my thumb and pinky are "holding" the bar.
Throttle is held with just thumb, ring, and pinky... Index and middle are on the front brake lever.
Takes very little to make the bike lean... wanna go right? Push the right side slightl while slightly pulling the left. Starts you leaning right.
Do the opposite to go left...
And just let the bars float in your hands.
You'll get back in the groove soon.