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post #1 of 23 Old Oct 17th, 2007, 1:45 pm Thread Starter
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Just be careful out there guys ...

As I posted here earlier I recently had a change from my 1990 K100RS SE to my 2007 K1200GT SE

I gave my kid brother (42) my K100RS, and he was chuffed to bits with it.

In fact he was up this morning waxing lyrical about how torquey the engine was compared to his previous GSXR600 etc.

Then I get the phone call from local police to go to pick his wife up an hour or so after he left, and whilst driving enroute to his house came across this.

http://www.eveningleader.co.uk/news/...ike.3387462.jp

He died at the scene, leaving a young wife and a 6 year old daughter.

I've just left the hospital ... todays not been a good day. :'(
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post #2 of 23 Old Oct 17th, 2007, 1:50 pm
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I am sorry to hear of this loss. My heart and prayers go out to his family, and you.

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and his family.

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Sorry for your loss, our prayers go with you..

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Wow, Steve. That is a rough day. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine what that must be like.

It can happen to any of us at any time. All we can do is try and improve the odds in our favor. Thanks for the reminder.

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Originally Posted by slparry
As I posted here earlier I recently had a change from my 1990 K100RS SE to my 2007 K1200GT SE

I gave my kid brother (42) my K100RS, and he was chuffed to bits with it.

In fact he was up this morning waxing lyrical about how torquey the engine was compared to his previous GSXR600 etc.

Then I get the phone call from local police to go to pick his wife up an hour or so after he left, and whilst driving enroute to his house came across this.

http://www.eveningleader.co.uk/news/...ike.3387462.jp

He died at the scene, leaving a young wife and a 6 year old daughter.

I've just left the hospital ... todays not been a good day. :'(
Best wishes to his family and your family.

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Sure sorry to hear of the great loss to you and his family. I hope you can get over the inevitable "guilty" feelings since you had some involvement. When things like this happen, it is very normal for anyone connected in any way to have feelings of guilt, as if there was something they could have done differently, or not done, to have affected the outcome. In your case, nothing. He was already experienced in riding motorcycles, so please do not let yourself get torn up in the normal questioning of your involvement. Normal, but not healthy. You have a tough road ahead in just getting past the terrible loss of your brother. I cannot even imagine the pain of that in itself. May the powers of your choice be with you in this time of extreme grief.

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Slparry,
I am very sorry about your brother. What a horrible loss to you and his extended families. Having a brother that rides makes this hard for me to even think about. I wish you and your family my best wishes.

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So sorry

It's a terrible thing. My heart goes out to you and his family.

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I am so sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and your family, you are all in my thoughts.

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Very sad indeed...
Our prayers go out to you and your brother's family.

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Sorry to hear about this. Our condolences to you and his family. May he rset in peace.



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Very, very sad....all our prayers and thoughts are with you and your brother's family. God bless you all.

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Steve,

Very sorry to hear about your brother's death. I lost my Dad recently. Never easy to accept the loss of loved ones. Heal.

I've been to the Lucas Centre in S. Wales and golfed there. Dave Aston, an MG rebuilder pal, is a good friend who lives in Cwmbran. I visited there frequently when Lucas was active in HD Brakes. Beautiful area and lots of great roads.

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So sorry to hear of your tragic loss, Steve. You and your family are in our thoughts and in our prayers. May your brother rest in peace.

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Thank you all, and an special thank you to the gnetleman from California that sent the notification of a tree that was being planted in Israel in memorium to my brother.

It's lovely to know that there's lots of good people out there!

The funeral is at 3:30pm (UK time) on Thursday 25th Oct at Wrexham Crem

Regards

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So sorry to learn of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

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Sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your brother's family. I worry every time my son gets on his bike (V-Strom 1000) as I've seen him riding...........
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Steve,

All of us will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers on this day. May you take comfort in the fond memories of your brother.
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Steve,

I am so sorry for your loss and his family's loss. I will light a candle at mass for him.

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Really sorry for you and your family's loss. Celebrate your brothers life and know he is now in a better place.
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