View Full Version : Rider Down - RIP 101lifts2

Gas Man
10-08-2011, 08:25 AM
This actually happened last week. I apologize for the delay, I didn't think it was worth posting here, since he wasn't a member. However, after reading an article written about rider death spurred on by Bill's (101lifts2) death. I though, it can't hurt, it can only help.

I can't begin to post all the info and tragedy that is protrayed, so please click over and read.
101lifts2 thread (http://www.twowheelfix.com/showthread.php?t=20279)
RIP 101lifts2 thread (http://www.twowheelfix.com/showthread.php?t=20281)

You will see that Trip (sponsor here) has made one of the threads a front page news event. He was a very active poster there and it's effects have rippled through that forum.

I have had riders die so it hits close to home and brings up a part of my life I don't like. Best described by this article.

The Ripple Effect (http://community.motorcycleshows.com/_The-Ripple-Effect/blog/5252636/151420.html)

I have thought long and hard about my riding choices and decisions. None more than in late 2005 when I decided to get out of the sportbike riding... my choice was largely like the thoughts in the above article...

As motorcyclists, we accept the risk behind our choices. Many of us are fully aware that one day, we may not come home from our ride. Being self aware is one thing, but what about the people who care about you? Have they accepted your decision to live a risky lifestyle? And if they havenít, are you prepared to leave them with a scar when you pass? Because when death becomes familiar to the living, it becomes inescapable like a vacuum pulling pieces of you away until itís your time.

Please take away from this, at least one thing...

Life is precious and short
Riding is dangerous and you need to protect yourself.

RIP Bill (101lifts), you will be sorely missed.

10-08-2011, 10:30 AM
thats never good news, RIP.

Mad Dog
10-08-2011, 11:25 AM
Sorry to hear. RIP

10-08-2011, 11:29 AM
Read the article and thead the other very sad to hear how tragic the accident was may he RIP and his family find comfort in god.