Don't race in the canyons...
... take it to the track.
Track days might be expensive and all, but are much safer than spirited riding in the twisties. Too many dangers out there from cages making illegal U-turns or crossing the center line, drunk drivers, road debris, animals crossing road, etc...
And let's not forget rider errors...
Here's another tragedy from the last weekend.
Motorcyclist killed in Highway 150 accident
Man apparently lost control of bike
Ventura County Star
Saturday, February 28, 2009
A 46-year-old Westlake Village man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Highway 150 near the Ojai Summit about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The motorcyclist was headed east near Happy Valley School Road when his bike drifted onto the dirt shoulder for unknown reasons, said CHP Sgt. Robert Granieri. The man then appeared to lose control of the motorcycle and tried to lay the bike down on its left side.
The motorcycle, however, spun in a U-shape back onto the highway and into the opposing lane of traffic, Granieri said. The motorcycle ran into a car head-on, he added. Highway 150 has a single lane in each direction in that area.
The motorcyclist, identified as Daniel Mourning, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people in the car, which reportedly caught fire in the crash, had minor and moderate injuries, authorities said, and at least one person was taken to a local hospital.