Welcome to Netrider ... Connecting Riders!

Interested in talking motorbikes with a terrific community of riders?
Signup (it's quick and free) to join the discussions and access the full suite of tools and information that Netrider has to offer.

Black dog rider dies

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by middo, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. #1 middo, Aug 12, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 12, 2014

    Raising money for charity. So sad.

    Charity rider dies in crash with truck

    Motorcyclists in a charity ride were yesterday mourning the death of a Busselton rider who died in a crash with a truck in Mullewa yesterday.

    Motorcyclist Les James was taking part in the fundraising Black Dog Ride when his bike collided with the truck on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road at about 9.40am.

    St John Ambulance paramedics rushed Mr James to hospital but he was pronounced soon after arriving.

    The ride's spokesman Michael Field said the riders were shaken by Mr James' death which happened as he took part in a trip around Australia to raise money for the prevention of depression and suicide.

    Mr Field said Mr James had been involved in the ride for several years.

    Mr James is survived by his wife and adult children.

    "Within the Black Dog Ride community he was an incredibly respected fellow and showed the huge commitment he had to the cause," he said.

    Mr Field said some motorcyclists may not continue with the ride after Mr James' death.
  2. Damn. I saw that in the Military Brotherhood MMC FB page.
  3. Very Sad, The one day Black Dog rides have become a yearly fixture around here. Many members saying that motorcycling is one of their coping strategies for when the Black Dog bites. Ride the endless, sunny mountain roads brother. RIP.
  4. very sad :-( RIP
  5. I'd like to think that if you die on your bike you get to take it with you. I hope that's the case for this poor fellow. RIP brother.
  6. RIP brother.
  7. Not the news that any rider wants to hear. Most unfortunate and my thoughts go out to his family, friends and the motorcycling community
  8. What a shame to see such a shining light taken :(. RIP brother.
  9. So sad. Condolences to his loved ones.
  10. Very sad to have happened during a ride like this. RIP.
    I hope the rest of the BDR riders and community are OK.
    My condolences to all.