Monday, October 1, 2012

More Determination Than Ever

My determination is stronger than ever! 

As most of you know by now, I was in a motorcycle accident. I would call it minor - it didn't involve another vehicle - but I'm still pretty banged up and will be for quite some time. The worst part was the bike fell on my knee...the (of course) knee I had surgery on and I kind of twisted and landed with my face on the pavement. And I'm not one of those people that wear leather nor is my dad whom was driving. We were in shorts and a t-shirt. I usually wear flip flops but that day, for some reason, I decided to wear shoes. I won't go on about it, I don't want to bore you, but if you have questions just ask away. Here's a photo of the motorcycle we crashed on:

This is an older picture of the bike, obviously, because there's only one seat on it. We switched the seat out for the one that has the driver and passenger seat and tried it out that way without a back rest but one quick take-off and you're flying off...which I was (unless you cuddle up to the driver, which I would, if he was hot and NOT my dad lol). So we bought a backrest and have it on there as well so I don't go flying off backwards. Oh, and he added saddle bags to it too, but they weren't on during the time of the accident.

And in case any of you were worried that I wasn't wearing a helmet (since some states it's illegal not to wear one and in others you don't have to), here's a picture of my helmet...I like the full-faced and my dad refuses to wear them:

Yes, I have a pink mohawk on my helmet. =)

Anyway a couple years ago my dad bought me a Honda 100 motorcycle to learn on. I have yet to try and ride it (he needs to adjust the clutch for me), but now I am more determined than ever. The bike we crashed on was a 2004 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster. It halls ass so it's obviously not something I can learn on nor do I want to because I know I'll drop the bike several times. Luckily (I guess this is lucky) the bike landed on us, so it only got some minor scratches on the pegs.

People wonder if I'm scared to hop back on a motorcycle, but I say, "Fuck no" (sorry for the language, but you know me =)). For some reason now I am more determined than ever to learn how to ride one...and I will. I want to be able to ride side by side with my dad. I'd like to start either on a Buell Blast or a Harley Davidson 883 Sportster which is basically like my dads, just slower. The Buell is also made by Harley Davidson.

The only obstacle really is my mom. She is completely against it and doesn't realize that I'm 26 years old and can make my own decisions.I get that she's just being a mother but we put our lives in danger every day. Just sit and think about it for a second.

Anyway, I need to heal first (and get my nerve pain and Fibromyalgia under control...along with other aches and pains) but then I'm going for it. All out until I get it. I'll be sure to update you on my progress but bear with me because it's bound to be slow.

As for the update on my knee. I went and saw my orthopedic specialist last week and we did an MRI. Nothing's broken or damaged to where she has to do surgery on it again. I have a lateral collateral ligament sprain and a deep bone bruise (she wrote something else down, but I can't read her handwriting lol). Anyway, basically she said I stretched the ligament out and the bone bruise, she warned me, is very painful. I complained to her that the back on my knee kills me and, of course, she told me unfortunately that that would be the last part to start feeling better. She said (like I mentioned before), that I don't need surgery, but the bad news is that it takes 12-14 weeks to heal. *long sigh* I also have to go through physical therapy again twice a week, but for only a month.

I just want to say thanks to everyone who was concerned for me, wished me well, prayed for me, kept me in their thoughts, etc. I really appreciate it. Take care, everyone!



  1. I have no doubt you'll get over this little bump in the road, Sarah. I'm in the process of learning to ride as well - I've got my beginners permit, and once I get all my safety gear (helmet, boots, gloves), I'm taking the new rider course at the local Harley dealership. You're never too old to try something new!

  2. So glad you're OK, Snyder. I was shocked when I first saw the news on FB and I'm glad it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Love your helmet because my favorite color is pink. Take it easy, girl.