Thinking of buying a quad bike to explore the backcountry? Think twice. Australian lawyer William Ray was killed on May 22 when he was thrown from his all-terrain quad bike in rural Victoria state and pinned underneath. Ray had made a name for himself in 2005 by representing Honda, the maker of the quad bike, when they fought the introduction of mandatory installation of anti-roll bars on quad bikes.
Most nature lovers had already decided to forgo a motorized vehicle for back country exploration, with the possible exception of snowmobilers when deep snowfall hinders hiking. Kind of hard to really experience the world with all your senses when an engine’s roaring in your ears. Or when you’re dead.
Image: Honda Four Trax Rancher