On Sunday, October 23rd 2011, we had our annual love ride. Our Chapter (golden state Hogs-glendale) puts on the event each year. This year, Jay Leno was grand marshall as well as other co-marshalls. During the morning proceedings, LENO spoke to the crowd in attendance and made his usual jokes and stuff. LENO, a rider himself, would lead the procession out of Glendale onto the freeway and travel north to Castaic Lake. Before the group departed, LENO made a statement that I hope haunts him FOREVER! When he said it, we said to each other : "is this guy nuts?" We couldnt believe what we heard. LENO: "“Every year, [the organizer] says ‘Drive safe,’” Leno told the crowd in kicking off the 28th annual Love Ride in Glendale. “I’m gonna say, ‘Don’t drive safe.’ I wanna see somebody go down. So it’ll be fun. I want it to be in front or behind me and see a whole row of bikes go down. Get drunk, fall off the road. We’ve all become too damn polite…we haven’t had one incident.”" The problem with this statement is this... Just a few minutes later as the hundreds of motorcycles traveled on the 5 fwy making the transition to the 101 /5 fwy merge, one harley riding "two up" ( man and woman) collided with a semi truck and were killed instantly when the trucks rear wheels ran them both over. Jay Leno joke preceded collision - Glendale News Press Harley riders preach safety, and our chapter does the same. For LENO to make this statement and then a double fatality to occur minutes later, shows we made a mistake in making him our honorary grand marshall. Our Chapter regrets the loss of life in our event and this may put an end to the love ride in the future. RIP Riders Romarino Zeri 51 and his passenger Julie Cameron 38. Peace.