I'm sitting here reading about "Orange Mirage" having his accident and for some strange reason, the next thing that pops into my head, is the recollection of what someone said about "BCSB gets on my wick, with the fact that there are so many redundant threads....why do i have to constantly sift amongst RIP threads, and blah blah...." (or words to that effect).
And then I think.... "With the amount of incidents that occur. Dare we not talk about safety every five minutes? ... Should we risk excluding what is the realization of mortality we feel, when we read a Rider down or Rip thread? .......i lean towards "Ney".
I've read about a few of you now....Orange mirage included....having mishaps. Many of you i like more so then others, and it really guts me hard when i hear about accidents happening.
The main reason that's inspired my thread , is that "OM" has now decided to STOP riding!
He's not the only one that's mind has been this way inclined after an incident.
That's the worst part! You now have put a limit on yourself....or had one put on you...however you wish to see it.
I read Nicole's words..... her words about how OM put pride and elbow grease into his bike. Their was a significant amount of pride there.....something wich we all live for.....something that may now very well perish.
i think that's something we all do. And that's also something i don't ever want to hear about us losing.....losing that loving feeling.
So.....i'm not a firm believer in the saying "It's too late to make a difference" .....but for those who are set in their mind that they will no longer ride a bike after having an accident, all we have hope for is those who've not yet experienced it and to try and do our part to educate them.
To those of you guys.... Please ride safe. wear your gear. don't push over your limits. and be your own safety device by practicing caution on the roads
Life is not so much the important part about living...it's the quality you manage to live it as.
Don't be a road crayon