August 3, 1971, 4:00 pm on a sunny afternoon .. the day I graduated from college then rode straight to my death in an 80mph impact bike/auto head-on collision. I was only wearing a stolen pair of green/red bowling shoes with the 10 1/2 size on the back, cut off shorts, a T-shirt and a good Bell helmet. Totally stupid aligned with bad karma. The impact sent me 80 feet through the air with the handlebars still in hand .. ripped from the bike that was now buried in the grill of the car along with 8 1/2 inches of right femur. My helmet hit a curb just above my forehead and my shattered body flipped into a parking lot.