I have a hard job - every morning reading the news feeds and having to tell you all about who has been killed or injured in our community and every morning it appears to be coming harder to do.
(I would much rather be telling you about what events are on this weekend!)

I dread the news feeds and again we have at least two riders dead and a number injured.

Our little community of 600,000 here in Canada can ill afford to loose people - people who have brothers and sisters, moms and dads, kids, wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends and friends who need them, love them and whose lives are forever altered either by death or disability.

Every life is valuable, every life is worth reaching out to save and preserve.
I am on a mission to light a F.I.R.R.E. in the soul of EVERY rider and to spread the message to people who drive motor vehicles to please share the road with riders but riders - YOU have to do your part too.

I have been getting reports of people being drunk and climbing on their motorcycles, riding erratically and just generally thinking they are invincible. You aren't - sadly there really is no super man or wonder woman - and you too will end up dead or disabled or off work while you heal if you don't ride responsibly. The sad reality is even if you ride responsibly you can get into a bad spot because of someone else so please don't add more 'risk' to the situation.

I hate to preach people for I  myself am far from perfect but I work at taking SMART risks and riding responsibly. When I catch myself going too fast I tell myself "Bad Biker Girl" and then I thank God for keeping me safe.

Please people - you are loved and valued by so many - you may not think so but you are - PLEASE - love them back enough to consider them and what will happen to them if you leave this world or add a burden to their life they did not need because of your own actions.

Help me spread the word to those who drive and talk on their cell phones or who drive and text that it is a dangerous behaviour and you are going to call the police. The same goes for those reading while they drive or putting on their make up or shaving...  If you see someone doing something stupid like getting on a motorcycle drunk either try to get them into a cab or call the cops - please don't let then kill someone else.

WE have to take care - WE have to look out for each other and ourselves - if WE don't who will?

As always your comments and feed abck are ALWAYS welcome here - it is through sharing ideas and opinions that we all grow into better people!

In the news today:

In Regina a rider was involved in a collision that tied up the ring road

In BC 2 riders from the Island are dead following separate collisions

In Merritt BC there were two separate collisions involving riders

A motorcycle collision near Bragg Creek AB has one man in critical condition

In Nova Scotia police have identified the ride who died in a collision earlier this week

There are a few other less depressing things in the news today - I hope will will visit to read what those might be.

No mater which event you attend this weekend, PLEASE - Ride defensively, ride your own ride - do NOT let peer pressure get the best of you...Ride like everyone around you is BLIND, has an UNSAFE load and IS out to get you and please - ride Proud not Loud - invest in a 140 DB Air horn instead!

I myself am taking in the first ever Red Island rally in beautiful Charlottetown Prince Edward Island!

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  1. Anonymous9:10 AM

    Betty, I could not have said it better myself. Wake up peeps you are not invincible. Use your common sense and stay safe.