I love motorcycles. I love all the types of motorcycles and the activities related to motorcycles. In addition, I love the utility of commuting to work and getting around on bikes. My girlfriend is also a motorcycle addict, and fear is making me enjoy riding with her less which kills me. Two weeks ago a teenage driver turned in front of me while going through an intersection. I collapsed a lung and broke four ribs as a result of the impact. I'm still sore 2 weeks later but mostly recovered. The only thing that hasn't recovered quickly is my mind. I got on my other bike 5 days after the crash to ride with my girlfriend to a cafe and I just couldn't wait to arrive due to fear. I was hoping getting on the bike quick would get the jitters out, but didn't work. I've been making myself do short rides around my neighborhood since, but I'm worried I can't get back the peaceful state of mind I had before on a bike. I always rode with caution, but I was relaxed as well. I'm hoping this fades quick so I can be excited about riding again rather than anxious. I'm 27 with lots of years to ride ahead, I just hope those years are not plagued with this anxiety. I'm going motocamping next weekend with my girlfriend, hoping some dirt riding will get me back in the right mindset. Any body else been in a bad crash who can offer some assurance? How long did it take for you to feel calm on a bike? Any tips?