As I write this from my hospital reliving the event for the near 1000th time in my head I can't help but feel disappointed at the prospect of what is to come in the form or rehab and recovery. Having worked a few night shifts I had the following day off as usual and by lunch I was bored so naturally out came the motard as I headed out to West Head road to clear the cobwebs from my head. Taking a last minute decision to head down to Akuna Bay I rounded the first few corners and as I set up for the next hit a dip in the road which forced the bike wide, my inexperience led to target fixation taking me wider with the end result of the front wheel clipping the gravel and washing out. I wasn't travelling fast by the time it happened but still went down hard. As the dust settled and I got my helmet off I noted that amount of pain in my right knee and knew I was in trouble. I stayed down, pulled my phone out and called 000 at which time a passing car had stopped and took over the call on my behalf. The long and short of it is that I shattered the head of my tibia and it took 4.5 hours of surgery to get sorted as best they can. I now face 6 weeks of not walking or putting weight on my leg and somewhere up to a year of physio to try and regain full flexi on of the knee. To cap it off I got a call from the attending officer to say I was going to be charged with negligent driving. He didn't give any more details but to say his hands were tied and he had to issue the ticket. Going to be a slow road to recovery and I will sell the bike in the meantime as it was hardly damaged but can't understand the charge really. Maybe I just cop it and be done with it. Hard to think straight with all the pain meds in my system.