There has been a lot of noise concerning dangerous motorcycle stunts leading to ugly incidents on the roadway of late. This is a sensitive subject for me because it is always a tragedy to hear when a fellow biker is injured on the street. It grieves me when any motorcyclist is injured, no matter what the circumstances. There is a certain family relationship that I feel towards any motorcyclist which I hope will never cease. One of the many reasons why I am so passionate about motorcycling is because of this bond that I have with those that ride. This fraternal instinct towards those riders encourages me to be as supportive in nature as possible and to do what I can to assist bikers in need.
It also pains me to hear when incidents caused by a few tarnish the good reputation of motorcyclists worldwide. We riders have an obligation to be there for one another but also have the same obligation to make good choices while riding on public streets. On the same token, I cannot be a hypocrite and tell you that I always follow the rules of the road. I have a tendency to cross the line from time to time while on two wheels but I strive to do so in such a way as to keep from harming others. I never cross that line when cages are involved or the public eye is upon me. This may not make my actions right but it has kept me out of trouble.
For those motorcyclist injured on the roadway no matter the circumstances, I truly pray for your good health and well-being. Every biker injured is a travesty. I also pray for those individuals injured by bikers whose actions may not have been proper. We as a motorcycling community should strive to do better.
Please remember that every action made while riding on two wheels on public roads will in some way affect the rest of the motorcycling community in which we live. We all have a moral obligation to promote a positive perception of the motorcycling community.