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Author Topic: Motorcycles are stupid  (Read 1033 times)

clamp

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Motorcycles are stupid
« on: January 18, 2010, 12:05:27 PM »
3 hours ago my best friend ken died on the way to the hospital after having been wiped out by some kid on a motorcycle in Thailand. Ken was on his Honda Phantom 200cc that he has had for 7 years. He was a bus driver from London and owned a Yamaha 1100 for many years until it was stolen from him . His riding  and road positioning was perfect.

     I have 4 bikes 1400 intruder, Royal Enfield 350, AJS CSR 250 and  a shopping bike suzuki 110,----- all seam stupid right now.

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1Blackwolf1

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 12:34:26 PM »
  My condolences on losing a friend in that way.  I have lost 2 cousins and a lot of friends in bike accidents.  I always remember they lost their lives doing the things they enjoyed.  Makes it easier for me to get back on mine and go riding. 

  Will.
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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 01:03:42 PM »
I'm very sorry Clamp.
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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 01:41:08 PM »
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Clamp. It is always especially dificult to lose  a close contemporary.  Tony
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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 03:36:02 PM »
I wish to add my condolences,Clamp.There is a risk,and logically it should be the overriding consideration.

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 03:47:34 PM »
damn
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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 03:59:17 PM »
Keep the faith Brother, Sorry to hear

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 09:33:33 PM »
Amen to all the previous posts, Br. Clampo!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 09:59:44 PM »
Speechless, and very sorry.
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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 10:35:16 PM »
Please accept my deepest condolences. I've been told on occasion, He/she died doing what they loved, this is true and at times a measure of pain relief, but unfortunately the result is still the same.

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 10:35:24 PM »
Your evident frustration over your friend Ken's untimely death shows just how good a pal he was to you and likewise I'm sure of you to him. I can surely understand your pain Br. Clamp. One of the hardest things about living our lives is losing the one's closest to us.

A prayer is all I can offer. God bless Br. Clamp, Ken and his family, may your memories of your friendship together never fade.

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 01:53:34 AM »
Sorry Clamp, Don't know you but you are in my thoughts. I nearly died on my bike a month ago. I thought about quitting for awhile after that but I just love it too much. I wonder if your friend would have agreed? So very sorry..........Joe   
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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2010, 03:46:13 PM »
Sorry to hear of you're personal loss. All unnecessary deaths are stupid.

Go have a good wake for Ken and toss a few pints down.

I'll down one for you both.

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 02:37:41 AM »
Sorry Clamp... Just keep moving forward,  it's all any of us can do...

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 05:53:42 AM »
IM Sent.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Motorcycles are stupid
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2010, 04:10:54 AM »
hey Dude, How U Hanging..  waiting 4 u :)