Anybody care to comment on the body count? There were 9 killed during the rally, and 9 more killed the next weekend during the Black Biker weekend. As I understand it, the vast majority of the crashes were single vehicle.
Well I don't know about you guys, but I cast my vote for the young lady in red in pic 23. May you live well and breath easy. First runner up is the lady in pic 16. OH! You mean this is about motorcycles? Ooops! My bad.
Those stats are always misleading, for example one year in Daytona the death count included drunken bikers falling off hotel balconies and guys wearing leather who were run over on cross walks by AARP members.
Frankly, given the amount of liquor consumed and testosterone present I'm surprised 100's don't die!
BTW, after they repealed the helmet law in Florida, the next Daytona meet had a lower casualty rate than the preceeding helmeted ones....go figure!
Come on KPaul, imagine that, a lower toll after the helmet became a person's choice. Funny how that works. Sure, if you hit your head during a wreck that helmet might save your drool maker but I maintain that people without the helmets pay more attention to what they are doing. If a person is out doing stunts and the like and wreck then who the heck can feel for them if then crack their brain pan open helmet or not. If that biker is out there racing his sport bike at twice the speed limit then he'd better wear all the protective gear he can put on. When he wrecks and maims himself or others then the stats should be seperate. Sport bikes are cool and all but they are the real reason all the nonbikers insist on helmet laws for the rest of us. Riding under the influence is also part of the equation.