Anyone know this young fellow. Sad another one of our brothers is gone. RIP
Teenage motorcyclist dies doing what he loved
By Jennifer Saltman and Cheryl Chan, The Province
Published: Monday, July 02, 2007
When Ian McLeod turned 16, the first thing he did was get his motorcycle licence.
"He loved it," said Alison, McLeod's 20-year-old sister. "If he wasn't riding, he was talking about it."
McLeod, 18, of Parksville, died on Sunday doing one of his favourite things - tackling a challenging ride with his dad.
He definitely died doing what he loved, he loved nothing more than his bike," said friend Alicia Kofler.
McLeod was riding back from Gold River with his father, Lorne, and members of the Island Riders motorcycle club when he crashed.
Police say McLeod was on a treacherous stretch of Highway 28 near Strathcona Park Lodge just after 3 p.m. when he lost control of his bike on a tight left-hand curve and crashed into a rock face.
He was taken to Campbell River General Hospital, where he died from head and internal injuries.
McLeod was riding a bright green 1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7, a 750-cc bike he bought just a month ago.
Kofler said despite his age, he was a conscientious driver.
"He was experienced beyond his years," she said.