There is news out of Drummondville QC that a badly decomposed body has been found just off of highway 55. According to the article in the Montreal Gazette:
"The body was found close to exit 88 in Richmond on the rural road and nearby was a smashed-up motorcycle, the SQ said. Investigators from the SQ were on site Tuesday to try to ascertain the circumstances of the death."

It is suspected that the remains are that of Erick Lachapelle, 35, who was last seen at 1 a.m. on July 19 leaving a bar in Windsor on his motorcycle. The bar is 20 kilometres away from where the remains were found.

I feel for his family and friends, but perhaps this mystery is now over and they will get some closure.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago will be testing it's ground breaking bionic leg Sunday when Zac Vawter attempts to climb 103 flights of stairs to the top of Chicago's Willis Tower, one of the world's tallest skyscrapers.

According to the article in the Ottawa Citizen, Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, helping to test a trail-blazing prosthetic leg that's controlled by his thoughts.

It will be a huge boon to those who loose limbs in crashes and through illness!

Now for something straight out of the bizarre files... a Saudi Sheikh is causing a huge controversy because he was caught riding on a motorcycle
Apparently there are those who think this Sheikh should not be riding on a motorcycle and are attempting to put that theory to the test by asking if the Koran would approve... Well, I am not sure how  the prophet Mohammed would have viewed this behaviour but I for one don't see it as an issue, but then again I don't live in Saudi Arabia..what are your thoughts?

I'd love to hear them!

There is a ton of news in the feeds today that just might affect your day or life as a rider, visit where our work is keeping You informed!

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Editor & Rider

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