I just wanted to let everyone know that on this weekend ride ( today actually) with our group one of our friends, a very capable & competent rider, went off the road and his beautiful customized bike ended up down a jagged embankment and into a stream in the blink of an eye! We were stunned with what we just witness! When I asked him just what happened he said he took his eyes off the road for "just a second" and before he knew it he was in the soft shoulder of the road and lost control of the bike. If I learned anything from this experience it is that no matter how comfortable and routine the ride appears in the moment, anything can happen. Please everyone, stay focused for your own safety! Thank God he was able to walk away from this. It could have been ugly. Really ugly!