IT IS so easy to judge a book by its cover.
This is what many of you may do when you find out Moura's Dave Mather, the 40-year-old who lost his life on the Dawson Hwy on Monday, was a member of an motorcycle gang.
Some of you may not consider the fact Mr Mather was a lot more than a bikie.
He was a husband, father, mate and co-worker.
According to friend and fellow Odin's Warriors member Gordon Cox, Mr Mather could be likened to a friendly giant.
"He a was big man, and he had a heart the size of him," he said.
"He was at my place the day he died. He left because he had to go and see his wife."
Mr Mather was attempting to overtake a number of vehicles when a car made a right turn and collided with him. He died at the scene.
He leaves behind a wife, Chrissy, and daughter Mackenzie.
"He was a real family man," Mr Cox said.
"He was all about his wife and his kid.
"If I could describe him, I'd say he was giving, loyal, and just an all-round friggin' good bloke."
The accident happened at 9am, two kilometres west of Calliope.
He was alive when emergendy services arrived at the scene. Police and QAS performed CPR, but he died shortly afterwards.
The driver of the car, a Gold Coast man in his 20s, was taken to Gladstone Hospital to be treated for shock.