i just walked away from my first serious wreck. reading all this really hits close to home. my mom was in tears over a few bumps and bruises. i couldnt imagine what she would be like if i died on my bike. usually i expect the worst from every driver.. i expect that im invisible to everyone and that i have to take everything into my own hands.. people are idiots when theyre driving. before i started riding, i admit i would talk on the phone, eat, read texts while driving, but after being on two wheels i realize that peoples lives are at risk when i do things like that.. lane splitting is illigal in texas. but i still do it anyway.. its saved my a$$ like 3 times already. i hate to read that people die doing the thing i love most.. rest in peace fallen friend.