I believe in wearing gear all the time, but nothing is gonna save you if you collide with anything head-on at highway speeds. He needed more caution but caution usually comes from living thru lesser accidents and reflecting later on what went wrong. I wish him well.
I wonder if the bike was of the early TT600 variety that had fuel-injection problems from the get-go--if so, the "hesitation" while alongside the van could've been attributed to that.
Any TT600 riders want to comment?
One more reason why I choose to ride a Honda, even though there are much more beautiful and sporty bikes on the road. They don't dare put out a bike with fuel injection problems that could happen at the worst possible time--like passing on a two-lane road.
Riding on two-lane country roads is among the most dangerous circumstances possible for motorcyclists. A twisty ribbon of pavement with beautiful scenery is certainly tempting but traffic, obstacles, and the unexpected make it exceedingly risky. I feel much safer at 140mph on the racetrack than I do at 70mph in the country.
I'm with you DD. Geez- the guy messed up. This whole "he deserves to be crippled" mentality is just mean-spirited. I've done stupid things on 2-wheels, 4-wheels, ladders, and with power tools. I guess I'm the only one who does dumb things around here.
Thankfully, I've never had stitches, never broke a bone, and never had to replace a part in my 39 years of blundering-about. Perhaps even better- I never let my stupidity hurt another.
Should my ticket come due- I hope I can have the attitude this poor guy does (who did a stupid thing and got spanked)
More than likely I'll get by, live to a ripe old age and just sit at home and type nonsense on web-sites.
You're all a bunch of long-haired hippies. Now get off my lawn.
Amen,we have a two lane road on the southwest outskirts of Las Vegas[boondocks] and we get more accidents/deaths there per capita than any other road in the city. I stopped breathing 5 times before I was 5 yrs old and had open heart sugery at the age of 7 yrs old back in 1957.I am now 55yrs old. Lovely winding road,I refuse to take it.God gave me enough chances,I figure I owe him not to be too reckless on my bike.Wish the young man luck,and he has a great woman.I don,t know too many women who would stand by him.