Sunday, 9 May 2010

Life

On a more sombre note now. I visited a bike shop today, where upon last year in the same shop I got chatting to a 39year old biker who just happened to work at the bike shop. Today I went back to view some light weight leathers that I had heard about for hot temperatures ie: Europe next year. Upon entering the shop I was stopped in my tracks by a piece of paper attached to the door with a print out of his face followed by details of his 'FUNERAL!' He had had an accident some weeks previous where upon he was out on his bike, miss judged a corner, crashed into a brick wall. He was pretty messed up and didn't ......... (sorry, I got tearful)... basically he died. I, being a biker.. I felt a cold shiver slide down my back, tears flooded my eyes.... my heart .......
He leaves a wife and two young daughters behind.I will attend his farewell on Thursday afternoon, along with hundreds of other bikers. It will be a tearful affair. He was a lovely guy, funny, intellectual.. full of knowledge. Always smiling. Live for today, ride for tomorrow.. live for the day after for who knows when the devil will arrive and whisk us away. I will miss him.. the shop felt quiet, the staff and customers can't believe he's died. I was upset, but glad to have met him.

R.I.P 'Ian'

Indi

12 comments:

The Savage said...

I'll keep his family in my prayers. Much love to you for the loss of a friend and biker-brother.

Indi said...

Savy ~ Thank you.

Indi

x

Heff said...

Sorry for everyone involved.

Biking is pretty damn dangerous when you get right down to it, which is why (despite my appearance) I DON'T ride.

Indi said...

Heff ~ Thank you. Life can be dangerous some times but we're only here oonce so we gotta make the most of it, appearance or otherwise. But I get wher you're coming from my friend.

Indi

x

xl said...

Condolences.

Leah said...

Indi, clearly this man was a very special person. He touched your heart honey, so be strong on Thursday. xxxxxxxx

Indi said...

xl ~ 'Thank you'

Indi

xx

Indi said...

Leah ~ Yeah he did trample on my softer side.. and I know he knew this.. he was from good stock.. soft temprement, easu going.. funny. Such a waste of a life.
Can't promise I'll be strong but will go with your words, thank you

Indi

xxxoxx

Steel Horseman said...

My thoughts and prayers to his family and the family of bikers he belonged with.

The weather just turned nice enough for me to get my bike out. I am still learning the streets though, and am reminded to remain cautious and vigilant at all times.

nitebyrd said...

How awfully sad. Indi, you know my feelings about bikes, especially crotch rockets - please, please ride with care.

My sympathies to you and to his family and friends.

Indi said...

Steel Horseman ~ Yes I always ride with due care and attention. He was a nice guy who touched evry one's hearts who came into contact with him. ;(thankyou

Indi

x

Indi said...

nitebryd ~ I WILL ride with care I will... sorry babe but I never make promises to any one... not even to me. He was a real nice man.. I know Thursday is going to be a tear jerker... hundreds of bikers there... thanks babe

Indi

xxx