Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: West Massachusetts
Very sorry to hear of your friend's mishap. My brother recently had a minor run in when passing a car on the right that had his left turn signal on, but decided to take a right instead! He's ok. Just points out......trust nobody in a cage ( or another bike for that matter ). I think that certainly, your friend's injuries may have been lessened with proper gear, but in a head on, the gear might not save you from broken bones, or internal injuries which are due to sudden deceleration. I do subscribe to ATGATT, as I saw all the motorcycle riders did at the Mohawk camp out. I do feel more confidance in a fellow rider if I see he's properly geared up. Shows a mindset that I subscribe to. Anyway, along with others here, I pray for your friends speedy recovery, body, mind, and spirit. And that he joins us at the next camp out!
Ride safe, all.
'14 VStrom 1000
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. - quote attributed to Helen Keller.