If you drive west of St. Louis for about an hour, you will come to Washington, Missouri. The town of about 14,000 was the site of a recent fatal motorcycle crash.
Motorcyclists in Missouri are like motorcyclists everywhere else today: still in shock and mourning over the tragedy in New Hampshire. Seven bikers were killed when a pick-up truck collided with a group of 10 motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire highway.
After a long, cold winter, spring has finally broken in St. Louis and across Missouri. One of the surest signs that the seasons have changed is the reappearance of motorcycles and their riders. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents, injuries and fatalities also reappear at this time of year.
Motorcycle riders say the feeling of freedom on the road is unparalleled. Plus, riding a motorcycle can be much cheaper than driving a car and it can be much easier to find a parking spot in St. Louis on a cycle than in a four-wheeled vehicle.