R.I.P Allan Simonsen
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Sorry to hear about your cousin.
Bikes are a funny thing, yes, you're vulnerable, but with the accident I just had (nasty multiple vehicle pile up), its likely being on a bike saved me from worse injury, as I was thrown clear of a huge impact. the guy in the pickup in front of me was hurt worse than anyone else. I've also been in the situation where I would have had a head on crash in the car, but got away scott free because i was able to ride the left hand white line when confronted by two oncoming vehicles (one on my side of the road) rounding a bend. like everything there are pros and cons.
I've always maintained if I were to die on a bike, i'd never want any of my friends to stop riding, i'd rather die doing something I love at 33 years old, that sat in a puddle of stale wee aged 103. I'm sure Jim Clarke, or Joey Dunlop would have said the same thing..
of course, I'd rather be 103 years old telling stories about a lifetime of memories and adventures of the kind you can only really get on bikes...
Be judged for the man you are, and the actions of your life, not the book you read or the statue you pray to.......
Never hold a grudge, its a sign of a small, petty person.