This is the first warm long weekend for us. Lots of ppl leaving town and travelling. Lots of group motorbike rides everywhere.
I know the rush and adrenaline that pumps thru our bodies when saddled upon our lethal toys. For some, it takes alot of will power to control the urge for speed. It takes even more will power when you are in group. When you see your ride mates accelerate thru the road ahead, your testosterone kicks in and the logical part brain shuts down. What's around the blind corner on the S2S? Where is that deer gonna cross the road? Who is behind me trying to pass or keep up? These questions, unfortunatly do not arise for most. It's easier to say; "It won't happen to me." Many with attitude will be fortunate ebuff and never experience a crash, but there will always be a handful that will. In that handful, a few will die.
There will never be an end to motorcycle related deaths. Even with the best tires and the best brakes, crashes will still occur b/c of human error and/or poor judgement. Dying on a motorbike effects everyone in your life and your community your fault or not. Be careful out there and remember these RIP posts when you feel the urge to keep up or wear down those chicken strips.
If you learn from these recent deaths and live long enuff buy a Goldwing, then those that died will not have died in vain.