Hey everyone, I am still numb and in shock. I won't reveal a name out of respect for the family. Last night at about 12:30am, my friend lost control of his R1 on Hwy 7,near Deroche I believe, and died. He was a conscientious and considerate rider and a good friend. I do not know all the details as I was not there. I had elected to ride solo downtown instead. Another friend of mine was riding with him and witnessed the whole thing. He is probably still in shock. I believe he passed away instantly. He just had his 24th birthday a few weeks ago. This has got to stop. I feel like we are in a world war and soldiers are going off to fight and not returning. I am more often wondering who is next, and is it inevitable? My friend earlier this year told me that he was not going to upgrade to a newer, faster bike, feeling that his older R1 was more than enough. He wore full leathers all the time and was not known for stunts or irresponsible riding. I can not imagine how his family and girlfriend feel, or maybe I do, having witnessed the same thing only 3 months ago. This really fuckin SUCKS! Pleeease be careful always. Even moreso at night.