Rant of the day...is it my imagination or are we seeing (at least here in the U.S.) more and more "cheese slicer" barriers going up along our highways? Hitting a guardrail is dangerous enough as it is. Always the possibility of being ejected from the bike and over the side. But if I had to dump the bike and "ride the slide", now I've got to be worried about being possibly being decapitated or dismembered? Doing a search, I see numerous protests in the UK as well as in the U.S. and Oz and New Zealand. All, apparently, fall on deaf ears. Riding off road is what I guess we consider to be an acceptable risk. There's rocks, mudholes, trees, barbed wire fences, cattle guards, etc. But, unless you're a real stud, speeds on those kinds of roads are going to be less than on the slab. Yeah, I know...motorcycles make up just a small part of the overall traffic on these roads and it can't just be about "us" as riders. But, between tar strips and wire rope barriers (not to mention distracted cage drivers), seems we just can't catch a break. And videos like this are...chilling...to say the least. OK....rant over....I need a cigarette!