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Sad story. I have always wanted to go on the Love Ride. Hopefully it will still be going when I get the chance.

Steve
Commerce City, CO
Sunday, March 4, 2012
As always, BH invokes a pitch perfect tone expressing the riding communities communal ache from profound loss at the 2011 Love Ride and its communal joy that the attendees were able to muster up in the emotional wake of those tragedies. A shared concern, as riders, will always be the possibility of a mishap on the road. Look out for one another as well as oneself. As Betsy reminds us, keep your head clear, your eyes scanning, your senses acute and ride within one's skill set, never beyond.

Keeping the rubber side down gives us the gift of another season doing what we all love to do more than anything, ride. Here's to sharing the road in 2012 darlin'.

Claudia Glenn Barasch
New York City, NY
Sunday, February 26, 2012
A very nice article but sad, also. I am 64 and have ridden for more than 30 years. I totally love to ride and love all other motorcycles and cyclists. It would be wonderful to meet you sometime, Betsy. Keep on riding and being safe.

Lee Fallon
Poulsbo, WA
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Hi Betsy,

Thanks for writing the truth about the Love Ride. I have been to many Love Rides in my 30+ years riding, and at every one there has been major accidents and/or deaths. I have never been asked to ride up front with the celebrities and such. Back in the masses, you have riders with all levels of skill. Many who never ride in groups. Many who have never taken a riders course. Accompanied with the mass exodus equals trouble!

The past ten years, all my friends ride ahead of the start. We still
wave to all the people on the overpasses and get there early to get good parking. The reason for the poor turnout is not only the economy but the monies raised, only a small portion goes to the charity. This has been on going for years. When they moved the Love Ride to the Pomona Fair grounds, so many were disappointed that they never came back.

Debbie Boyer
Ormond Beach, FL
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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