Thanks Jada. I was not going to post this, but decided it might cause thought.
When you have ridden as long as I have, you have lost a number of people from your world. Chances are you will not even see the one that counts.
A long time ago, a friend and co-worker of mine wreaked his chopper in St Louis on the interstate. After he was out of ICU, I took his wife and a few others to go the 150 mi to see him.
Butch,says I, what happened. He said "I don't know, I was still downshifting to 3rd when they put me on the stretcher".
Have fun, Just BE CAREFUL.