Found out about an old riding buddy that had passed away on his bike over the weekend. We rode together a bunch when he lived in Van years ago and had since moved back to Alberta. He was an awesome guy and I know he was on here a lot over the years, some may have known him from his time in Van. He was a very well versed rider and was the fastest guy on a VTR i had ever seen before he got the gixxer. I couldn't understand how he could have died on his bike as I knew he was a hell of a rider with years and years of experience. It has made me rethink my actions on my own bikes and made me realize that no matter how good you are, there will always be the possibility of variables you have not factored in.