First, I am praying for a speedy recovery for you.
Next, thank you for sharing so we can learn. Sometimes I start to let my mind wander as I ride and that is never a good idea anywhere. Being reminded of our vulnerability is good for us.
Finally, what kind of helmet were you wearing? Was it a half or 3/4 helmet? I wear a 3/4 helmet most days and sometimes wonder how foolish I am being. I have thought of getting a half helmet, but that is probably a really bad idea.
2010 Vulcan 900 Classic LT, 2007 SeaRay 185, nine children, one wife.