Thanks for the replies Shadow 9er and Eyes Shut. The links were also very informative, thanks for sharing them with me.
I was introduced to dual sport riding in 2009, went on my first adventure ride from Seattle to central Oregon in 2011, loved it, and really got into it this past year (I was away from home for about 6 months in 2012 due to work overseas). This injury messed with my head and reading other's similar experiences helped. I plan on taking a PSSOR class next spring to improve my dirt skills and boost my confidence.
NWBoon screwed with this post 09-30-2013 at 09:41 AM