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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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My brother in law, Glenn died in a freak scooter accident October 7th. Since then life has been pretty cyclic-- the week after the event we were with family and working the funeral issues, etc. All in all a tragedy. Glenn indeed lived a full and well lived life. He lived near San Antonio, Texas-- USA.

As far as riding motorcycles, well yeah the death shook me up. Our very wet weather here in the Houston area helped keep me off a bike, but also it has taken me weeks to clear my mind about riding again. I have had friends and family pass before, as I am in my mid-sixties... but nobody on a motorcycle. Living in North Africa I did witness several very graphic motorcycle and car accidents with fatalities, but that was decades ago.

So, I took my Moto Guzzi V7 III Special out today. She is a beauty of a bike: smooth, plenty of power, excellent handing and brakes and comfortable. We did a 60 mile swan-about Sugar Land on a gorgeous Friday fall afternoon. I also broke in some new leather gauntlet type gloves. We had fun.

Riding is risky. Given that, I am an experienced, aware and knowledgeable rider. I stay within my skill limits. Given that, riding is risky and can be lethal given the wrong mix of conditions, timing or chaotic drivers. I never get lazy on a bike.

I will share my riding mantra-affirmation: I am focused, smooth and relaxed. All is in Divine Order.

Tomorrow I am meeting my riding buddy Mitch for lunch in Katy. He will be on his new Kawasaki 900, and I will fire up my MV Agusta Brutale. It will be a good time.

Not sure why this forum rotated my picture from this afternoon's ride-- maybe an Admin can fix it?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 11:04 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear that. I've lost quite a few friends (some to motorcycles), and I'm not as old as you. Finding that balance between risk and happiness is not always easy. I've always been careless growing up (especially as an adult!). Reflecting on the stupid shit I did makes me cherish every moment and person I love, every single chance I get.

Your image is fine, the forum is fine. It's your camera that saved the orientation you snapped it into the EXIF file, instead of the orientation you thought it was. All you need to do is open it in an image editor, make sure the correct orientation is set, then save it.
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Always sad to hear these stories.

Best wishes to you Lucydad, and to the extended family.

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Sorry to hear that.
Best wishes to you, the family and friends.

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My condolences to you and yours.

I sometimes take a lot of razzing for my firm ATGATT stance, and yes riding is risky, I believe in trying to manage and minimize risk where possible.

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Oooohhhh man,

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Lost a good friend this year riding his Pani.

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Thanks all, I appreciate your kindness. Took my Dragster RR this morning and rode to meet my friend Mitch. Unfortunately a lot of Saturday traffic in Houston area. Looked at his new Kawasaki Z 900: a very fine machine, everything to like-- but the slapped on radiator detracts from the vintage theme. I had a really good time on my MV overall-- the machine is so intense. Likely I will ride it again Sunday to church.

Yes, wear your gear. My BIL had on a half helmet -- scooter thing on instead of his full face Shoei. It is possible the Shoei would have saved his life. I won't go into that argument.

Life is fragile. Carpe Diem.
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