Just don't get it guys, damn to have a brand new R1 and go out and throw it on the ground, what to prove your manhood, how sad!!
I sure hope your friend is gona be ok and lives to ride another day. It's ok to have fun and carve some great Colorado roads but on the street ride at 7/10ths. of your skill as you always need reserve with all the hazards, you won't find on a race track. I guess it's not so bad to be "old and not worry about being the "fastest" rider , it's a lot less painfull than being in a hospital!!
Take care, Ride Safe but have FUN!
BJ Ondo, "Old Fart"
1980 GS1100E Suzuki
"The 1980's Hyabusa"