Pulled out of my neighbourhood and out onto Clover Bar Road in Sherwood Park around 8:30 this morning. Within 45 seconds on Clover Bar, I see ambulances, fire trucks, and cops blocking the right lane in an area where there isn't so much as a side road turning off. As I get closer, I see a sport bike on it's side laying all by itself, and paramedics doing chest compressions on a fellow about 10 feet away in the grass. As far as I could see, there was no other vehicle around, unless the dude was cut off and had to bail. Guy could have been speeding and went out of control, but we're talking an in-town boulevard that is almost dead-straight and no one entering or exiting traffic in that area.
Hadn't ridden in almost a week with the crappy weather and being busy, so was a very sobering way to start the morning ride to work ... . Regardless of the cause, just wanted to pass along the message to be extra careful out there. Keep your finger on that horn, and keep your distance from the blind spots of the cagers. I've already had 2 close calls on Whyte Avenue this year from cell phone cagers not shoulder checking.
Keep the shiny side up!