The most dangerous part of a motorcycle is the nut that attaches the handlebars to the seat.
What with all the rider down threads, I thought it might be worth pointing out that people die in their cars all the time around here. Yet it seems people hardly notice. I would never try to claim that bikes are not more dangerous than cars, or rather are less forgiving in any case, but the carnage is about driving anything, not just riding a bike. And I've long believed that bikes get a bad rap because they attract 19-year old males with more testosterone than common sense; if bikes werren't relatively easy to get ahold of, these same guys would likely find some other flamboyant way to get themselves and innocent bystanders killed.
Oh wait, it's happening anyway.
This from News 1130:
Fatal accident in Maple Ridge
August 12, 2005 - 5:00 am
By: John Ackermann
Two young men are dead and another man is in critical condition after a high speed crash in Maple Ridge. It happened last night around a 11:45 when the sports car the men were traveling in veered off Dewdney Trunk Road and cut a tree in half. The driver and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene and the other man has been airlifted to hospital.
Burnaby RCMP investigate deadly attack at a pool hall
August 10, 2005 - 8:45 pm
By: Claudia Kwan
Burnaby Mounties confirm Lawrence Soon Lim was the man viciously beaten by a gang of men Tuiesday night at a pool hall on Hastings Street. The 19-year-old died Wednesday morning at Vancouver General Hospital. The attack happened as he was playing cards with four other friends at Top 10 Billiards. A group of armed men in masks burst in. They used golf clubs, a bat and a pool cue in the attack. Two of Lim's friends received non-life threatening injuries. Police are investigating whether this was a random attack.