I'm glad you're ok. That's a crappy thing to have happen to you, especially if its the straw that breaks the camels back as far as riding. If you do get your bike back together and want to give the track a shot let me know. I'm not so far away and usually have space in the trailer for another bike.
but, I dont have to attack the hill or the trail with the aggressiveness I did as a teenager.
My kids are 9,10, and 12 and I have a business to run as well - and live in Boston. I take every hedge I can: at least one rider training course a year, white helmet, high-viz jacket, ABS brakes, don't ride Friday or Saturday nights, and anything else I can think of. I've found,. ironically, that the more I ride the safer I feel, because my skills are sharp. When I start riding in February or March I feel like I'm operating the bike in molasses.
I have some relatives in Underhill (Mullen Road) and what I worry about there is different than Boston: suicidal deer!
Glad to hear that you are OK. Whatever you decide to do, Do it well and with a passion for safety, skill and fun.
Hang tough and stay loose... I also took a break from motorcycle riding during the formative child rearing years... including a break from skiing and snowboarding (over 25 straight years of snow filled fun) (due to the expenses and time)... but... the net result ... I should have stay with one of those activities (..or two out of three) Whatever you decide, remember ...be a Fun, Interesting & Active Dad ! ...the kids will appreciate it...even more when they get older and can do stuff with you. It will also keep you sane.
Track days are more affordable than you think. I used to feel the same as you about the cost but honestly its not that bad. The savings in annual motorcycle insurance would cover a couple trips to Loudon. Find a buddy and split a room (71.00 including tax, Red Roof Inn), gas etc. and its pretty cheap.
Just get better Dan.
check out the for sale section, I am putting out a feeler for interest before I decide if I will take their crap ass offer
I'd be interested in checking it out. PM'd you. -Paul at the Daily Rider. 802-497-1269 is the number here at the shop.
Just glad to hear you're OK Dan. Everyone needs a break after things like this, I'm sure you'll be back on 2 wheels (with a motor, that is) at some point soon! In the mean time, enjoy all that life has to offer beyond motorbikes.