An often overlooked consideration. Thanks to The Cowgirl for sending this in as something we should all be considering. The link included is a good and eyeopening read.
"As an individual (separate from an organization or group) I don't have much control over what a cager chooses to do (or not do) while behind the wheel. This got me to thinking… as a biker what can I control? Who can I influence…?
This leads me to another thought… if you choose to ride you will find yourself pavement bound… even if the cagers put down their cell phones and big macs – safety gear or no safety gear… if you ride long enough you're bound to find yourself hitting the pavement. Regardless of any law or political initiative.
…so what's a girl to do?
I chose to complete a living will. I drew some lines in the sand – so my loved ones would not be stuck speculating with doctors and/or lawyers as to what is best for me. I don't want anyone making guesses about what I would or would not want. ..so even if some idiot on a call phone t-bones me - hopefully it will make things a little easier knowing that I took control and did something beneficial for myself and those close to me.
I wonder how many bikers out there have taken the time to seriously contemplate their fate? Meaning, come to some kind of conclusion about what an acceptable quality of life would be on the back end of a crash… OF COURSE THEY HAVE… BUT... have they taken the time to solidify those decisions in a legal document that their doctors, lawyers and/or loved ones can refer to when shit hits the fan?
After a quick web search on the subject I found a blog post that relates to my train of thought:
Nuff said, ride free......rcAdd to Technorati Favorites