A Nevada man named Joel Mcrae was killed on Saturday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. on State Road 143 near Brian Head. Utah Highway Patrol reported that Macrae's 1996 Harley Davidson tipped on a curve and he and the bike slid into the oncoming lane when an east-bound Mitsubushi hit the bike and ran over Macrae. The crash is under investigation.
I do not know if Mr. Macrae was on his way to Thunder on teh Mountain but it is a possibility. I also do not know how much Mr. Macrae enjoyed riding his motorcycle but my guess is he loved to ride. I have rode my bike to Brian Head and the roads and scenery is spectacular. The Utah Travel Inductry has an excellent article on Thunder on the Mountain and talks about why bikers are bikers. I read the Utah Travel post just after reading about Mr. Macrae's death. However, the Utah Travel article was posted before the crash that killed Mr. Macrae but I bet that the article explains why he and all of us bikers are bikers. My thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Macrae.
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