Re-posting here as without an ADV Rider account you can't see the thread:RIP.http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warr..._motorcyc.htmlA Long Valley, N.J., motorcyclist died today in a crash on Interstate 78, police said.
John Ryan, 53, was driving a motorcycle about 11 a.m. on westbound I-78 when he collided with a car near the Phillipsburg/Alpha exit about 3 miles from the Pennsylvania border in Warren County, according to New Jersey State Police Sgt. Brian Polite.
Polite was unable to release details of the crash immediately, pending more information from the trooper at the scene.
"The incident remains under investigation," he said.
He said no one in the car was hurt. He did not have any information on the names, ages or even number of occupants in the car.
The road was closed but open to traffic by 1 p.m.
"Yamaha" - it's Japanese for "fuck your sports car."
Guess he wont be able to shake my hand when I beat his trans North America record.
A recent life changing injury to a strong BCSB rider really made me think that this can happen to any of us. Stories like Johns just reinforce that. RIP
Sad to hear - I read the book and was amazed.
I first met John when we both rode the 05 IBR and the special bond between IBR finishers makes these deaths extremely difficult. When a lot of your riding friends ride big miles, ride at night and ride in all kinds of weather it makes you realize that they are pushing the odds. When you look around every year and realize we have lost a few more of our small group to motorcycle deaths and then you realize that you are out riding the same as they are one's mortality becomes very close.
We happlily crossed paths many times and I always enjoyed his company. I had invited John to come out and do the Kamloops 1600 with us but he couldn't fit it into his schedule, He was hoping to ride in another ride that we had discussed next summer back east.
When Melissa's book came out I bought a bunch and got John to sign them for friends.
He gave the Eulogy at Ardys' funeral. He was a very nice guy.
Like so many I will miss John.
BCSB had mountains of experience with a lot of things. #1 on that list is pouring out bullshit to dumb questions by the Gigabyte. (TripleTime, 12-10-2014 03:19 PM)