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Reading on other forums (non-Harley) about this it's apparent there's a lot of disdain for riders that don't conform to the ATGAT mentality. Comments are cruel for the most part.
I'm sure this is a tragedy for his family and friends. Maybe a helmet would have saved his life but a helmet or wearing all the gear doesn't guarantee you won't be hurt or killed on a motorcycle. If you are really that concerned about safety you wouldn't be riding a bike in the first place.
Soap box warning...
The last thing we should be doing is insulting a dead rider. We also shouldn't be trying to mandate safety equipment because our avocation is inherently unsafe (compared to a car) no matter what we wear or how we ride. Slippery slope and all that.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
Last edited by Spec; 07-05-2011 at 10:33 PM.