Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ride safe for they will not see you...




When I was in Grade eleven at St-Laurent High, a High School in the suburbs of Montreal, There was a young Kid named Dan in my class who hailed from Israel...Dan was bright, articulate and very popular with the ladies...somehow or other, one day Dan showed up on a brand new BSA motorcycle his Dad had just purchased for his Birthday...which was fine and dandy...until, at one recess time...when all the cool kids...including yours truly..went out to puff on a fag..I saw how Dan was riding that bike...I was horrified at his maneouvers because I'd been riding since I was 14...anyway to make a long story short...we graduated from High School went on to Colleges and Universities as the cases might have been...and one day, about 10 yeras later, I met Dan at the corner of a street in our hometown, where my family and his used to live...and Dan was on crutches, legless and walking...He apparently was cut down by a truck that did not see him....!!!!
The reason I am posting this now, after all these years is that I have seen a post by my good friend Danny, PLEASE READ IT AND PASS IT ON...safety cannot be OVERSTRESSED...You hear me now...
Ride safe you all...!!
Once on his blog...you'll have to scroll down and look for " You Didn't SEE ME"

15 comments:

mq01 said...

absolutely. always dress for the crash is what our HOG chapter says.

Nikos said...

Wise words that we should all heed.
I always work on the assumption that I am invisible on the road with my bright LED daylights burning and hi-viz overvest!

***This is little bit of English ironic humour courtesy of enlightened Devon County Council***Yiassou kai kalimera

Thom said...

I'm so glad that you posted that and I do hope you always follow safe rules. I'm sure you do...It so pisses me off when I see motorcyclists not paying attention and even more pisses me off when a car thinks just because they are bigger they own the road. Great post :)

Danny said...

Thanks for linking to my site.

ATGATT - An acronym to live by.

Indrani said...

Great post!
A little bit of caution always helps.

Amber said...

God! Thats terrible. Poor man! I hope he has found a way to cope with his situation.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I think you are my only male follower. whoohoo!

Baron's Life said...

mq01..and they are right for it only takes a split second to get seriously damaged

Baron's Life said...

Nikos, I do the same all the time

Baron's Life said...

Thom..yeah it's a big problem/issue

Baron's Life said...

Danny. Your post was very good and yes I agree what the teach at Motorcycle safety schools: wear All The Gear All The Time

Baron's Life said...

Indrani, Thanks for the visit, yes a little caution goes a long way in preventing horror stories

Baron's Life said...

Amber, he graduated from school and worked as an Engineer...not sure where he's at now.
Love your blog. It's great

Canajun said...

Thanks for the link. Great post and great video.

Baron's Life said...

Canajun...It was too good and too true to just ignore...So far I've heard off 5 guys/gals cut down this Season..including one in your area on whom you had a posting...It's just too many

Nabeel said...

this is a very clever ad ... one that speaks the truth. I hope more people try to be safe and not cool, while driving a motor bike