Two weeks ago on Friday the 13th I was involved in a major motorcycle accident. I am okay, I was riding my street glide “Glitter Girl” and thankfully she was able to ride away with minor bumps and bruises.
I share my story because this was traumatic for me mentally in many ways. This was a high-speed wreck while trying to pass a semi. Now my friend who took the brunt of the crash. their bike cartwheeled down the road, and they did too, at high speeds. I was on radios with them and could hear the whole thing. This is what sticks in my mind. By the grace of God they only suffered minor injuries, but their bike, we cannot say the same. We were lucky to be riding with some amazing people that were there to assist us after the crash.
I share because you really think these things won’t happen to you. We are both very skilled riders and have each ridden over 100k miles, across country, on technical roads, in the dark, etc. Please remember to always, always, keep your head on when riding. Never get too comfortable. Always be aware. Remember accidents do happen to the best of us. That is why it is called an accident.
Thank goodness I took Teresa Martinez’s, Motorcycle Accident Scene Management Course, as I used what I learned in her course during this wreck and I had her emergency kit in my bike and ready. Thank you, Teresa, for teaching me. I now know the trauma of being in a crash and I hug all of those around me who have been in similar and worse situations. Please, please, be safe and mindful when you are riding. You all are too important to me!
Keep sparkling on- Jennifer
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