So last weekend, I do my Black Forest High Road ritual and stop at the usual garage after coming off the mountains to decompress, get a coffee and fuel up. Wind up having a chat with the lad behind the register, and mention to him I just saw a rider in the twisties picking his smashed up R6 out of the weeds.
“You get a lot of accidents round here?”, I ask.
“Yeah mate, 3 fatalities just on the weekend before last.”
I mean … WTF :w00t: !
It’s not like it isn’t obvious because there are LARGE SIGNS of a motorcycle leaving the road every 2 miles that say “Crashing Danger – 7 kilometres”. “Crashing Danger - 5 kilometres”. Huge, massive red and white arrows. Turns getting progressively more tricky. It’s not like it’s sneaking up on you.
I like having a laugh too sometimes, is it just that I have a better judgement for when it’s appropriate and when it’s not than some other riders? Or have I just been damn lucky so far?
If things keep going as they are on the BFHR, I expect the government to step in and do what they have done in other parts of Germany – Ban motorcycles on the road during weekends. A classic example of a minority of dumb people messing up the fun for the reasonable majority.
So, do your bit, every one of you, not to become a statistic!