But this man is dead.
No breath, no pulse, no light. He’s taken the off the ramp, never to get on again, but requested one last thing before he did – to be embalmed and positioned this way for his wake.
Yes, this is not a statue nor a wax replica, but a mummified man, frozen in flight.
First draft of his obituary:
David was a fine friend, great biker and wonderful family man. But his loss is not to despair. We expect great things from him in his post-life career as a bike model.