I love talking to people about motorcycles. Between being an opinionated guy, having worked in the industry, and having been riding for just shy of a decade, I like to think I can help people.
Then I got asked a question I’m not entirely sure how to answer. It came from a YouMotorcycle reader:
I have a question. For three summers I’ve been riding motorcycles with my friend Benjamin. We’ve rode out of state once or twice every summer and I’ll miss him.
His family always disliked Benji riding motorcycles. They were very verbal about it. Benji’s funeral is Friday. He died from injuries from a motorcycle accident over the weekend.
Should I ride to the funeral to celebrate the good times my friend and I shared, at the risk of hurting his family?”
Can you ride a motorcycle to a friend’s funeral? What would you do?
I’m putting this out to the rest of the community to chime in. Please leave a comment.
The names and places have been changed to respect the privacy of the family.