2 weeks ago I was hit whilst riding my bike. A car pulled out from a stop sign and hit me, sending my and my since written off bike down the road. I walked away from the accident with no more than a few cuts and bruises, and and was under the belief that I mentally fine and couldnt wait to get back on another bike. On Saturday I picked up my replacement bike...and on my first ride it became painfully obvious that I have developed a serious phobia of the road. Every single car that was pulling out from a car park, the sid eof the road or a side street suddenly became the enemy, and was no doubt out to get me (I am slight exaggerating). At the sight of a car my body would become rigid and I would instinctively brake. Around bends I no longer lean the bike. I almost cried when I finally got home, as my body was aching from being so tense, and the ride seemed more of a chore than a pleasure. Has anyone gone through someone similar after an off?? How did you get over it?