Yesterday I went for my first ride in ten days. It wasn’t the greatest ride but it accomplished its purpose: to be back on the motorcycle. And now I’m ready to tell you why I haven’t been able to ride until now. Last week while in a sandy parking lot, I hit an unexpectedly deep patch of sand. I lost traction and “crossed my wheels.” For the non-riders, this is when your rear and front wheel point in opposite directions, e.g. your front wheel is turning to the left but your rear wheel is pointing right. motocross riders use this technique to take fast turns in what is essentially a controlled fall that they pull out of in the last second. I was not…