Tonight I witnessed a fellow rider go down. We were out riding twistys and he did not see a very large gravel patch on the road. I saw it coming but he was not so lucky. He went in to a low slide and he rolled down the road about 15 feet or so. Considering that he was only wearing a t shirt (despite my warnings to use a full face helmet, gloves and an armored jacket) he did walk away from the crash. Road rashed hand, arm is all tore up, and the bike..... well it's fubur! Left side is trashed. broken signal, fairing, ect ect. The point of this thread I guess is just to remember to be safe, be seen, and keep your eyes wide open. The crash could have been avoided had he not been pushing past his personal limits. As far as I'm concerned us bikers are all brothers so I just thought I would share this story. Ride safe everyone!