Took part in a demo ride against drunk driving in HK today. The tempreature was almost unbearable but it was for a good cause. We had about 90 bikes show up and the local PD were nice enough to provide escort and block off intersections as we proceeded. The ride was also in a way a follow up to a memorial ride for John Desmond Hew. If you follow the racing in Asia, he was one of the top sportbike racers who lost his life about a month ago in HK. A drunk driver hit a car in another district and took off onto the highway to escape arrest and crashed into Demsond who was in the slow lane minding his own business on the way to work at a local bike shop on a scooter. This happened in broad day light at 11am on a saturday morning. Desmond leaves behind a pregnant wife and a child who are coping well considering the circumstances.
The fucktard drunk is apparently some local singer's brother and we're hoping he doesn't get off the hook with just a slap on the wrist.
The local attitude towards drunk driving is quite ridiculous; one of the speakers who shared her experience with drunk driving was hit while she stopped at a toll booth, the car then tried to take off and while thinking back she admit it was a bit reckless, she chased after the guy and blocked off his path with her bike until police arrived. The guy then proceeded to swear at officers and saying how rich he is and they can't touch him and he's got so many lawyer friends. Apparently, it really is the rich gets away with anything in HK. I really hope that doesn't spread to Canada (or maybe it already has)
At the end of the ride, our group leader submitted a petition letter to the government for stricter drunk driving laws. Let's hope Desmond rests easier knowing that he is remembered and his passing was not in vain.
Here's some pictures I took to share with you guys: