Bikers, watch your backs

I’m writing this letter as a warning to fellow bikers.

Dear editor:

I’m writing this letter as a warning to fellow bikers.

About two weeks back at the merge lane at Hwy. 19 and Bear Cove Road I had a scary encounter.

In retropect I should have yielded at the merge, however I was confident in my motorcycle’s ability to out-accelerate the oncoming mini van.

I did not count on the driver of the van turning this into a drag race.

On seeing me trying to merge the driver accelerated and I found myself doing 120-km to avoid colliding with this van.

After I was on the highway this person tried for about a kilometer to, in my opinion, ram myself and my wife.

This person did not think for a second had they succeeded in ramming me that they would have maimed or killed someone’s parents and grandparents.

To give everyone a heads up, it was a blue Ford minivan.

I got the plate number but cannot tell you.

It shocks me there are people insane enough to attempt a rolling homicide — and they live here.

 

Wayne Derksen

Port Hardy