well it has been 2 weeks now ive refrained from posting however a close friend of mine passed away a week ago last evening. tbh i only now he lad from motorbiking trips to Ireland and scotland over the course of this year. a good biker not a racer, had an old yamaha 1300 he first time we met and a triumph tiger the second. a very good and very safe rider, who had family a 2 year old daughter and a 15 year old who joined us on the scotland trip as a pillion. from what we gather he was driving on his bike two thursdays ago, a 18 year old decided to overtake his mate racing stylee and did not notice my friend coming the other way. he should have died on the scene. however after having his leg amputated and a shattered pelvis he fought on for a week when his liver failed and he died. RIP. from what we gather he did not have head or upper body injuries however the damage to his lower body ultimately led to his death, leaving behind a wife and 2 kids. i aint going to rant about the 18 year old we all make mistakes some small, some huge however all i can think about is his young daughters and wife and what they are going through. Take care out there, bikers and car drivers alike.