So I'm riding my motorcycle, waaaay up on Angeles Crest...heading back down..... maybe 5-8 miles north of Newcomb's Ranch. I was coming around a corner, when I tapped the front brake just a little.....and hit a patch of sand. The front-end washes out; and during this, I end up stabbing my foot down to try to regain control. BUT (and this is a lesson learned), I put the foot down in FRONT of my body. Thus, the foot planted firmly and the knee ended up taking the shock by straightening out then hyperextending. It all took 1/10th of a second at most, but I instantly knew I did damage to my knee. However, I do not think I tore any ligaments...just stretched/sprain. Long story short, it's now been 1 week. The first morning after this happened, I thought I was screwed, as the pain was intense, and I couldn't walk at all. But now, I'm doing a lot better. The range of motion is reduced....but getting better. I can straighten it almost all the way, and bend it more than 90 degrees. It's stable in all directions. I even did a 4 mile hike yesterday, with 900' elevation gain. I've decided that I'm going to give it 2 weeks exactly before deciding whether or not to get an MRI, etc. So far, I can walk just fine (with a weird gate and slight limp though).....and plan on trying to do a basic ride this afternoon, maybe at La Tuna or something. I'm just wondering who else has injured their knee, and how long it took to be "normal" again? Right now, I feel like I'll never get past over-thinking it and favoring that knee. Maybe everyone goes through this and things slowly just get back to "normal" with time, where you simply don't think about it anymore? Thanks!