i was listening to the news this morning and heard this in dismay. this weekend there were 10 road fatalities, 5 of which were riders. no causes or any other information was given, just the plain numbers. thats incredible. ridere were probably out in force this weekend due to the good weather, i know i would have been.. i guess what my quesiton is at the end of the day, remember knowing nothing more than the numbers. is this riders relaxing on a nice doy to go for a ride, taking the chance to flog the crap out of their bikes on their favourite stretch of road and overestimating their abilities, or as a result of there also being more cars out there as well and being inherantly more dangerous. at the end of the day, we are a small percentage of road users, for us to make up 50% of such a large road toll, means we arent paying enough attention or going to fast or somethign to expose ourselves. so, keep your eyes open, your mind in the right place, and the rubber side down. ride safe people, they are out there to get you.