Dad traumatized from motorbike accident

cutecuddle

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My dad used to be a motorbike fanatic and I loved that he was, not only because we bond together because of this, but also because bikes kept him busy - and healthy.

After falling from his bike during a trail, he wouldn't touch his bike anymore! I would like him to be safe as much as possible but I would not want him to give up on his favorite hobby. Please enlighten me.
 
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Time...i got hit by a car! (25mph) up onto the hood, back down to the pavement, still astride the bike. Dont recall any of it! Try as I might. Cracked rib and ankle cut,sore as all ****. Thought id never be the same.(65yr old). After complete healing 4 months..i finally finished the build I was working on at the time. And just this week rode up and down the block. Then around the block. Sooo maybe might ride again like I once did.
 

crassius

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not everything is safe - was horrified to see bull riders wearing helmets

just shows equipment is out there for them as feels a need for it - pads & headgear for every occasion
 

cutecuddle

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Time...i got hit by a car! (25mph) up onto the hood, back down to the pavement, still astride the bike. Dont recall any of it! Try as I might. Cracked rib and ankle cut,sore as all ****. Thought id never be the same.(65yr old). After complete healing 4 months..i finally finished the build I was working on at the time. And just this week rode up and down the block. Then around the block. Sooo maybe might ride again like I once did.
Nice one! I wish my dad would do the same soon.
 
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cutecuddle

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Yeah, you're both right. Safety should be number one. And yes, his accident should not hinder him from doing what he loves, although he should be wary next time, not take a chance on being too carefree. I encouraged him to go to therapy to help speed up his recovery physically and mentally. I want my dad to be safe but I also want him up and moving and doing what he's always been good at and that's biking. Thanks for your replies! :)
 

Ludwig II

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One way is to find a bike that's "non threatening" and innocently ask him to check it out up and down the road for you ;)
 

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He's maybe traumatized after a fall but eventually he will ride again because that's what makes him happy. I know he will learn from the accident and be more careful this time.