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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:10 AM

I've never posted here

I just feel the need to reach out.

My dad was a life long biker. He passed away on Monday.

He went for a ride monday morning, it was a beautiful day here in central texas. He had a great day. Went home and had a heart attack monday afternoon. Just here and then gone. No warning.

Take a ride for Tommy, he'd like that.

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Spacemom Oct 2012 OP
MiddleFingerMom Oct 2012 #1
Spacemom Oct 2012 #2
zabet Oct 2012 #3
Spacemom Oct 2012 #4

Response to Spacemom (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:38 AM

1. i rode up until 3-4 years ago and had to give it up for health and financial reasons.

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I can still remember though, how fantastic a good ride would make me
feel during and after it.
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I'm very sorry for your loss, but very happy that your dad was able to
spend his last day doing something that he found to be beautiful.
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That last day was a blessing for him... and I hope it helps YOU to think
about how happy he was.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:41 AM

2. It does help

He loved his face in the wind. It was his favorite place to be.

So many of us say "I'll do that next year or if I only had the money."

He didn't wait for life, he lived it and and I'm happy for that.

Thank you for you kind thoughts.

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Response to Spacemom (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:35 AM

3. he went out ...

On a day he probably would not have traded anything for. It is hard to explain to someone who does not ride but, there is a freedom in it that simply cannot be experienced any other way. I have ridden for over 30 years myself and hope I am able to ride until I leave this world. Your dad did that.....many bikers wish they could but can't.

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Response to zabet (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. Thank you

He had several health problems, but he tried not to let it slow him down. He was a little guy, and you'd think a stiff wind would blow him over. Then he'd hop on a bike and nothing could catch him.

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