"My best friends cousin was killed on a motorcycle". We always seem to get some story, from non-riders, about how somebody they've been told about got killed on a motorcycle. I call it the "I knew a guy" story. Once when we were at a gas station, sitting on a porch, a guy had to tell us the "I knew a guy....." story. After we left, I thought that I should have told him about my doctors uncle who died when a porch roof fell on him and crushed him. Another time it was a park ranger, I could have told him I knew a park ranger that got killed by a bear. I'm going to have to be quicker with my "I knew a guy once" comebacks!