Hands down that was the most painful thing I have ever experienced. Either everyone who breaks their collarbone is tougher than I am, or I did something wrong when it came to pain management. I may have been back to racing four weeks out of surgery, but it felt like it took much longer. The bone was put back together the day of the surgery, with the two plates and 13 screws straightening the break up quickly. The only question was whether the bone could handle another impact if I were to crash again. I figured that it wasn’t until meeting Jon Atkins that I had broken any bones, so I liked my odds of avoiding another one with him being suspended.—Isaac Howe