My 85 year old father-in-law was admitted to a rehab facility due to Parkinson's and dimentia last night. My wife had stayed with him and wanted me to take her a change of clothes. The facility is about 50 miles away so thru her items need in a bag, stapped to bike and took off. Nice hot ride, 96 with 107 heat index. But this is not the reason for post. I'm walking down the hall with bag and helmet in hand and hear someone say, what kind of bike do you have. I look over and there's a guy in a wheel chair with one arm and one leg missing. So I tell him and a conversation started. Find out he had a Hayabusa and in a bad wreck. As we are taking he asked if I always wear gear. I had my helmet, mesh jacket with armor, kelvar jeans and boots. I told him yes except the jeans and that I have mesh pants with armor I use during week over my work slacks. He started to tell me about his wreck. He was doing over 120+ with helmet, shorts, T-shirt and sandals. A car going about 60 came into his lane and ran him into the concrete barrier. He ended up between the bike and the wall with the car pushing and pinning him. The wall ate him up so bad he lost his arm and leg. He looked at me with tears in his eyes and said that if he had the gear on that I used that he would still be whole. I've known people who had taken spills before but never like this. Didn't realize my father-in-law's room was the next room down and my wife had heard the whole story. So when I get in the room with her she gives me a big hug and said she will never guestion the cost of my gear again. I know everyone has a choice and I choose to gear up, Hope y'all do. When I post on new members threads to ride safe, I really mean it. The next few days might not be on site much as family responsiblies are going to take a lot of my time.