At the 2016 Unadilla National, Troy Lee Designs / KTM’s Jessy Nelson crashed and ever since has been working on recovering from the injury we all fear more than any other when racing a dirt bike: paralysis. While Jessy is still very much dealing with the harsh realities of his injury, he sent out a post from his Instagram account that shows he’s not letting it keep him from enjoying life with motorcycles in it.

It’s awesome to see Jessy back on a bike and we hope this is just the beginning for him. Check out Jessy’s Instagram post below. Click here to follow Jessy.

Cash me outside ♿️ first ride on a bike in 6 months only had to bungie cord my feet to the pegs. Thanks @emily_everett5 for making my dreams come true 😘 she had to be my legs at the stop lights and shifting for me as well. love you babe ❤️

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