I had an accident 23 weeks ago on my new bike (new rider). It was a freak low speed accident and the bike is fine- not a scratch on it. Unfortunately I am not so fine. I have a very bad compound fracture of the femur among other injuries. Xrays last week show the bone is still not healing and I will most likely need a bone graft in a month. So even though it has been 23 weeks since the accident it looks like there will be at least another 4 -5 months in my recovery process (and after that I will need to learn how to bend my knee again). My problem is that what do I do about getting back on? The bike is fine, its stored on the shed (and running out of warranty I might add). I love my bike and I love riding, but omg this has really made me realise the fragility of life. I have already decided that before I get back on I will take another course of lessons as well as do an advanced road craft course, for my own reassurance if nothing else. But even then, the thought of getting back on scares me. I would love to hear from others who have had serious injuries and how they dealt with it and riding again.