I know it's not "de rigeur" to speak ill, but every time I see a motorcyclist weaving in and out of traffic and taking bends on the wrong side of the road, I keep well out of the way, thinking they're not long for this world and there's no way they're taking me with them when they go.
RIP Ned. Never knew you but I am a biker also, so can only presume what happened.
Slightly off-topic, but I was a car driver first before I began riding motorbikes, and I have to honestly say that becoming a rider has made me a much better car driver. My reactions and road awareness has inreased significantly, as I see the world from all sides, not just what I can see through the windscreen.