I just read the below post on FB from the MCC NSW. It struck me that I don't feel this way about complete strangers, regardless of whether they are a riders or not. I do not consider other riders as 'my brothers' (or sisters). I'm not struck by grief and I certainly don't feel sick by it. I do wish people would stop falling off motorcycles and injuring or killing themselves because that just makes it easier for the law makers to legislate us off the roads. Am I alone in this, or are there others that aren't effected in the same way as this bloke from the MCC NSW? "Every time I read about a fellow riders death I feel sick and deeply saddened, and I know each one of our Supporters and Followers react the same way. I feel for the brother, his or her family, the emergency services, police and ambos who have to attend and whose lives are changed forever. So many are affected by these tragic events. NSWMCC and CRS are doing all we can to make sure we are given a chance out there. It also means we need each brother to ride to his / her ability and the conditions – defensively – so you arrive home to your families and loved ones. Unfortunately, it’s a fact that in about 52% of cases, rider error is the root cause of all fatalities. As riders we are brothers, we are family in a sense. We share an experience that is unique. We feel the wind, hear the road, have a relationship with the environment and our rides in a way that no other road user does. But we are also the most vulnerable as we are smaller and therefore harder for other road users to see and have to contend with objects like armco, trees, road surfaces, fences, power poles, cars and trucks etc if we have a fall. So please take care, share our message with your riding partners etc. Make it a priority to arrive home safely. And as always please share your observations and ideas so we can continue our work to make it safer for all of us."