Driving to work on the motorway, suddenly no cars on the other carriageway. Rounded a bend and there was just an ambulance, a couple of police cars, a black car and a body with a sheet over it. Motorcycle helmet beside the body.
Looked really strange in the setting of an utterly deserted motorway.
Sadly someone won't be making it home tonight, and some poor parent/partner will be getting the dreaded knock on the door. It has really brought home just how vulnerable 2-wheeled road users are, especially after I was charging round the lanes with some mates on road bikes last night - we got quite close to cars a couple of times.
I shall be going home tonight doubly glad to see my family, and sparing a few thoughts today for the biker and his.