Quote from the site: "I was leading a pack of approximately 20 motorcycles on a run to Santa Barbara on the 101 freeway last year. We were riding in a side-by-side formation (also known as coffin formation) in the number one lane. The 101 freeway has basically no median to speak of in the area in which we were riding. We were rolling at approximately 70 mph. Out of nowhere, a mattress appeared directly in front of us. There was nowhere to go, and we had milliseconds to react. Luckily the guys I was riding with were all experienced motorcycle riders."
This guy is a dope. Nothing like almost killing 19 of your closest friends....You are telling me you don't notice a mattress in the middle of the lane on the highway during the day??? Even if you aren't paying ANY attention, you will see this kind of object well before you would have to worry about reacting to it. It is a good thing this guy likes to LEAD group rides so often because he apparently has the attention span of a gnat.
I actually have almost hit a large object in the road myself (in my car). It was a large wooden box. The SUV in front of me apparently is buddies with this motorcycle lawyer guy, because he/she didn't notice the box until they almost hit it despite no traffic being ahead, and JUST swerved out of the lane in time leaving me not knowing what I was approaching. I didn't hit it either, but it was a close call. I was following at a fairly safe distance, and that is the only reason why I didn't hit the thing. Used to drive a Saturn despite being a man (and you thought only 39 year old moms/4th grade teachers drove them!), so i'd give SUVs a little extra following distance since I had 0 chance of seeing anything in front of them if following close. Point is, if I HAD hit that box, it would have been my fault. If motorcycle lawyer had killed all his friends, it would have been his fault.
Keep those eyes open!! =)