I know. Every time I hear news like this, it's like being slapped in the face.
Just last Saturday, I was about to head out on the country roads for a ride, but the route I always take was blocked off by police. I found out later that that morning, a police officer had been struck by a car and killed while he was riding his bicycle on that road. That really hit home ... damn, that could have been me. That's the same road I always take, the day of the week I usually take it, at the time I'm usually out riding on it. I'm not much different from a bicycle as far as a car is concerned. Damn. Just damn.
It could be me, it could be you, it could be any of us. Please let's all be careful, both in our cars and on our mopeds. Be courteous to other drivers even when they don't deserve it. Don't take risks. Be as safe as possible. Ride as though you're invisible. This is NOT to say that anyone involved in any accident recently has not followed those ideas. I'm just throwing those out there as selfish pleas to the rest of you to PLEASE BE CAREFUL. I don't know how much more of this I can take.
I'm sure there must be warehouses full of NOS Puch Magnums and 80mph Tomoses and gorgeous sexy French bikes and discontinued performance parts in heaven, but let's do everything we can to stay here with our slow janky mopeds for a little longer, okay?