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A motorcycle death that we all should aspire to

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/w...st/6767457.stm


New biker, 71, died of excitement

John Parsons' wife Myra had not wanted him to have a motorbike
A 71-year-old man died from excitement the first time he went out on his new motorcycle, says a coroner.
John Parsons, a retired engineer from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, suffered a heart attack on his 125cc Honda and fell into the path of an oncoming car.

The bike was delivered the day before and he was "very excited" about riding on it, the Cardiff inquest was told.

Recording a narrative verdict, coroner Mary Hassell said Mr Parsons suffered a heart attack while riding his bike.

The inquest was told that Mr Parsons had wanted the bike for years but his wife Myra had prevented him buying one.

Miss Hassell said Mr Parsons had wanted to ride the motorbike for so many years "and when she was alive his wife had put a stop to it, as wives often do".

When she was alive his wife had put a stop to it, as wives often do

Coroner Mary Hassell on John Parsons' earlier desire to buy a motorbike

But after her death from cancer last summer, he went ahead and bought the machine to comfort himself.

Recording a narrative verdict, Miss Hassell told the hearing: "He went out doing something that he had wanted to do for so many years."

The hearing was told Mr Parsons suffered chest pains which caused him to wobble and fall under the wheels of a Range Rover on Five Mile Lane at Bonvilston in the Vale of Glamorgan last September.

Range Rover driver Stephen McKay said: "He came off and slid under the wheels of my car.

"There was nowhere I could go. I didn't stand a chance."

Miss Hassell said: "The excitement was too much for his heart. He went out doing something that he wanted to do for so many years.

"In some ways, what a way to go."

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wow... RIP fellow rider

I hope I can still throw my leg over a bike at 71

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Riding or Sex??? What better ways to go...

YA THINK???
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Best and Worst story I have heard all day. This guy did what he wanted, I give him mad props for that! RIP Buddy.

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I hope he doesn't meet his wife again, 'cause you can imagine what she's gonna say.

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Riding or Sex??? What better ways to go...
in my sleep but However Having sex would be nice also
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What a bitch he only got to ride once in 71 years that is truly sad....

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What a bitch he only got to ride once in 71 years that is truly sad....

That would have been a deal breaker, I would have said C-ya!
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At least he did get to ride.
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I hope he doesn't meet his wife again, 'cause you can imagine what she's gonna say.
Yeah its gonna be the ol' "I told ya so!"
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In a sad sad way.. that is a good story...




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I'll never understand how someone can let marriage stop them from being an individual- it makes me sick to hear someone say- cause he/she wouldn't let me...
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I'll never understand how someone can let marriage stop them from being an individual- it makes me sick to hear someone say- cause he/she wouldn't let me...


It's one thing if it's a money issue... 'I am not allowed' is ... Probably one of the reasons I doubt I will ever marry...
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As long as the marriage arrangement is sound, neither one should deprive the other from things that make them happy as long as it doesn't do harm to the marriage. It is horrible when you hear about those things. I just wish he could have enjoyed that passion earlier in life.
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