This was posted on LD Rider today
Larry Grodsky, author of the "Stayin' Safe" series in Rider magazine.was killed last night in Texas, riding a bike back from California that he had bought. He evidently hit a deer.
It is with heavy heart that I must tell you that Larry Grodsky of
www.stayinsafe.com and his by-line "Stayin' Safe" in Rider magazine has died. I received a phone call from Ken Murray who is the head of HSTA's SAM program. Ken says he received word from Pete Tamblin who works with Larry in his on-road rider education classes. Apparently Larry was riding at night, last night in Texas and hit a deer. No word on funeral arrangements at this date but I'm sure Pittsburgh, PA will be crowded with riders wishing to pay their last respect!
That is the extent of what I know about this terrible loss
to the motorcycling world. Larry was a great guy and a darn good
instructor. His rider training at STAR'99 in Marietta, Ohio was a big
hit. After that his training became in such demand that I could never get him to clear his schedule to attend STAR again.
Once again be careful of the four legged forest rats, they will kill you in a nanosecond.
Larry was an very experienced rider, I have run though the Texas Hill Country4 times at night and the deer are everywhere...... but, no worse than highway 20 to Winthrop at dawn or dusk, or most BC Roads 90 minutes (or less) from Vancouver.