It could have been me in that situation on the road. Coulda been me so many different times when stuff started getting sketchy.
Who knows, it could happen tomorrow to me for all I know.
I think of riding kinda like playing football. You might think that you’re not going to get tackled in the locker room, gearing up, but when it happens, you’re going to want the gear on. It’s not a matter of if or when over a period of time. Every football player is going to get tackled at least once, every biker is going to go down at least once. It’s just part of the game. Wear the gear.
A week or so ago, I printed out “LOOK DOWN, GO DOWN.” with the electronic labeler and put it on my handlebar under the ignition switch. That was every time I start that bike, I have to see it, so I can’t forget.