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« on: April 12, 2008, 03:43:23 PM »

I know it won't mean much to anyone on this board, but I woke up to the news this morning that one of my good friends and co-workers had been killed in a motorcycle accident last night. It's really hard to wrap your head around the idea that somebody you just talked to a few hours previously is gone. This was the first time I've lost someone I knew unexpectedly, so it hit me pretty hard.

At any rate, let this be my little tribute to Wayne. You were crazy, fun, and you made the work day bearable. Always there to lend a helping hand, always there to say a kind word when I was feeling down. The lessons you taught me about how age is not an obstacle to having a good time will stay with me forever. I'll miss you, buddy.  crybaby
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 04:05:58 PM »

My condolences YK.  frown
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 04:10:13 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 04:46:18 PM »

I'm sorry to hear about it YK.  icon_frown
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008, 05:04:01 PM »

Our condolences.   icon_frown 
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008, 05:10:26 PM »

My condolences.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 05:16:54 PM »

There's just no way to prepare for something like that.  Really sad for you and all his other friends and family.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2008, 05:21:55 PM »

I lost one of my best friends unexpectedly 13 years ago.  I had never lost anyone that close to me, either.  His death was a seminal event in my life.  It rocked my world for years, in the sense that I was (and am) always more expressive about how I felt about people close to me.  It robbed me of that sense of confidence that the world tomorrow would continue like the world of today, although that recovered in time.

"Hard" doesn't do circumstances such as these justice.  My condolences and best wishes during this trying time, YK.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2008, 05:33:42 PM »

Bummer. My best wishes to you, YK.
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 06:14:29 PM »

Sorry to hear that man.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008, 06:17:58 PM »

Sorry to hear it YK. Its hard to explain how losing someone feels. I just say it makes you feel kinda lost in a way and more aware of others at the same time.  icon_frown
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2008, 06:45:57 PM »

My deepest sympathies, YK  icon_cry

Like Rhinohelix, I also lost my best friend 13 years ago. He was just 37, and was a type II diabetic with a taste for vodka. The two didn't mix, and he was found dead in his apartment, alone.

I feel your pain.

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2008, 06:54:33 PM »

Sucks to hear, YK.  I has my first death of a friend a couple of years ago (guy I worked with committed suicide outside our office) and it definitely affected me.   Had dreams about him and was kind of down for bit.  The good news is that it gets easier, so hang in there.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2008, 07:00:52 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2008, 07:04:05 PM »

sorry for your loss  icon_frown
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2008, 07:07:40 PM »

Motorcycles are scary... What happened?
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2008, 07:13:36 PM »

So sorry to hear that YK. My condolences.  icon_frown
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2008, 07:27:11 PM »

So sorry for your loss. We went through a period at the end of last year where we lost three friends unexpectedly and it never gets easier that's for sure.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2008, 07:28:26 PM »

Sorry to hear about your friend it will get better with time.
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2008, 08:27:40 PM »

I'm sincerely sorry for the loss.  That is hard.  If you need to talk to someone, we are all here for you.
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2008, 08:28:20 PM »

I'm very sorry to hear about this.  Take a long walk with YQ and talk it out. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2008, 08:28:44 PM »

Sorry to hear about your loss. I used to think I was immortal until a close friend passed away unexpectedly.
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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2008, 08:39:57 PM »

The only consolation I can offer you as a motorcycle rider myself, is he likely died doing something he loved.  I can't think of a better way to go really (not so much in the next 20 years mind you); but I'd rather that then in a hospital with cancer.

Anyhow my deepest condolences YK thats a rude awakening to be sure.
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2008, 10:20:59 PM »

My thoughts are with you, YK.
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2008, 10:53:32 PM »

Thanks for the kind words, everyone, but really I just posted so I could get it off my chest, and because I felt I needed to tell *somebody.* It's been a tough day, but I know time will eventually heal the wounds. As bad as I feel, the people really deserving of sympathy are his kids and family.

This guy definitely did die doing what he loved. He was a daredevil, and everyone knew he rode his bike too fast, lived too close to the edge, etc. But that was just his personality. He was by himself, middle of the night, riding his bike too fast around a turn and lost control. It was a curve he loved to race around, and it was something he had done many times before and would have done many times again. Everybody called him the "Wayniac". He was wild, he was crazy, that's what made him who he was.

My wife and I were supposed to go with him to see a Tom Petty concert in June he was looking forward to. I told my wife that the best thing we could do for his memory was to go to that concert, have a great time, and remember the good times we had with him. I know Wayne would definitely want people to celebrate his life, not mourn his death, so that's what's keeping me going.
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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2008, 10:59:40 PM »

My condolences YK.  As a motorcycle rider myself, it's hard to hear of a fellow rider's passing but he did die doing what he loved to do.
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« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2008, 11:12:28 PM »

My condolences. When I was in the air force in Maine I lost two room mates to a single motorcycle accident and so know exactly how you feel. They came up over a hill and some farmer had parked his tractor in the middle of the road while he was checking his fence. I've had a sore spot for farmers ever since. icon_frown
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