Thank you everyone for offering your help in this time. Rob (my other riding partner) is in Lexington, KY for the night. He and I both needed to pull over a few times during our rides towards home. I've been a paramedic for 17 years and I have seen more than my fair share of things I wish I could forget. Yet nothing prepares you for this. Thank you all again for kindness in both deeds, offers and words.
2011 R1200RT Ostra Gray 2006 R1200RT Piedmont Red (totaled) 2004 R1150 RT-P my first love (re-homed) FDNY-343. I will never forget.
My heart felt condolences on the loss your your riding partner. The bonds we have with riding partners are strong and their loss is often as deep as would be a family member. I have suffered a similar loss in the past, as I suppose several others on this board have done. I would like to daylight the routine bias in the media when a cager kills one of us. "As the truck came across the highway, Gosnell said it struck a 2015 Triumph motorcycle." You will note that the trucker did not strike a human being, he 'only' struck a motorcycle. The investigation is investigating an equipment failure as the cause rather than a human error because we all know that cagers have acute awareness of motorcyclists so, obviously it MUST be equipment failure. Makes me sick. Medic Mike, sending positive thoughts to your and yours. Take care.
Red, "The trouble with internet quotes is that you can never know if they are genuine." -- Julius Caesar