That's terrible...I'm so glad she's ok.My wife was damn near killed while road cycling with me, hit from behind by a distracted driver doing 60. She’ll most likely never get on a bike again and I can’t blame her for that. Giving up relationships altogether is obviously more extreme than refusing to get back in the saddle but I can understand AGP’s reluctance to dive back in just yet….
We road cycle too and not only know people who have been seriously injured by drivers....we know people who has been killed. There's a memory ride this weekend for a guy that was killed last year.
I can think of 3 people off the top of my head that were seriously injured by distracted drivers...2 were in medically induced comas with questionable outcomes.
All 3 are riding again, but to your point some people don't get back in the saddle.
It goes to show how different peoples risk tolerance are and how different people come back to different degrees after trauma. I think relationships that end badly have the same kind of distribution.