Yesterday, I read a post and my heart went out to this person. The post was titled, “WHY I’VE LOST HOPE FOR HUMANITY“. When you read it, you feel the sorrow, devastation of loss and rage pouring out through the words and vision tears running down the face as the words were typed.
As I write this, I am still trying to find the right words of wisdom to use, so I will just put my own perspective on this subject. Motorcycle fatalities.
I have rode for many years and it is one of my true loves in life besides fishing, from seeing the open roads, the wind in your face to a special sense of autonomy and if lucky enough to have woman ride in back squeezing your mid section, well hell -that is icing on the cake.
Although it provides great pleasure for me at one time there are very dangerous pitfalls to ridding even for the casual weekend rider. There are many things that can happen as you can imagine from a tire blow outs to the front brakes locking up that can cause instant death if traveling at excessive speeds. . Yet there are other forces that cause these fatal accidents. DUI drivers.
A rider has to stay Alert at all times while planning escape routes, but there are those time, when there is no escape.
August 23, 2015 while Deb and I were headed back to the apartment we saw a very bad accident involving one car and a motorcycle. Once, I saw them put the blue tent up in an attempt to mask the underlying events, I knew a fellow rider was no longer with us. Two days later, I learned that some parents took their kids there to get a closer look, why a parent would want to show their child a body bag is beyond me. The driver of the car is twenty-five years of age, the motorcyclist -fifty-six.