I’m supposed to be the rock, but just want to vent.
Went for a bike ride with some friends on Sunday. Perfect day, perfect weather, even the food was edible down by the coast. Got back to one of mates houses, had a nice cuppa and chat talking about our ride. Many were riding for the first time in a long time, very much summer riders while I stupidly do it all year round.
Got a call at 10pm on the same day, very unusual for one of them. One of our friends went back out and was killed out-right by a car pulling out in front of them. I’m away from friends and family now so I can shed a tear or two.
If you’re reading this and just learned to ride, or you’re an occasional rider and do a group rides out, be very careful when you ride on your own. Don’t let this put you off riding if you have a genuine passion for it. There is risk, but the reward is well worth it, just takes time.
I’m just thankful I got some good shots of him from the helmet camera, cropping and putting a video together for the Wake is not nice. Don’t do that to your nearest and dearest.
Keep the rubber side down. Love you bro and will miss you.