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Fmr. Gov. Riley answers question of motorcycling future

File Photo of former governor Bob Riley on a motorcycle (Source: Facebook) File Photo of former governor Bob Riley on a motorcycle (Source: Facebook)

Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says he's made a decision on whether or not he'll ride a motorcycle again after recovering from a serious crash in Alaska in June.

Riley told WKRG-TV in Mobile he didn't think he was hurt at first, but he wound up relying on strangers and fellow riders to get him to a hospital in Anchorage.

The accident doesn't appear to have dampened Riley's spirit for the open road. He says he plans to continue riding.

Riley says his broken ribs, broken collar bone, punctured lung and other injuries are healing.

He says the biggest thing he has to do now is get over the lingering soreness from the wreck, which happened in June.

The 66-year-old Riley left on the long motorcycle ride to the Arctic Circle after leaving office in January.

He says he's already picked out a new motorcycle and hopes to ride the Pacific Coast highway next year, perhaps in the spring.

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