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Old 11-04-2009, 05:54 AM
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ivan i know what u mean. but either u have shut urself off from the world. i have called u 2 or 3 times to check up on u and just talk but all i get is the answering machine. ur not the only one who misses him. the short time i knew him its has caused a hole but i cope with it the only way i know. i work harder and have started getting the paint work on the bike ready for next year.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:55 PM
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I wanted to post the link to download the video I made for the memorial if anyone wants to see it. http://www.t2wireless.com/th3m3/Lee%...20Memorial.zip

Ivan i know exactly how it feels to be on an emotion rollarcoaster like that. Everytime i wake up at his house and realize he is not there stomping around it tares me up inside. But everytime i ride i realize he is watching me with that smile of his The monday after the memorial i rode for a few hours and couldn't even tell you where i went I put on some tunes and just followed my front tire. In fact at one point i had to stop and get gas and ask how to get back to manhattan. I just try and take it one day at a time and remember I was lucky enough to get to see him the weekend befor to celebrate my birthday and my nephews birthday.

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Old 11-06-2009, 06:13 PM
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That was a beautiful tribute to your Dad...

Thank you for posting it...
I sure will miss that smile of his...
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:27 PM
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That is a very cool video memorial!! The song is very fitting and a great one as well. The video gives me a great big smile, a pain in my heart, and tears in my eyes all at the same time.

I only knew your dad from post here on the forum, but he is missed just the same. Having lost my dad to a quick bout with cancer at an early age I do know your loss to some extent. It has been twelve years and I still turn to look for him and ask a question when I need help with something. That stuff never seems to go away, but like you said, when I am riding and enjoying the great things in life I know he is sharing my joy. Just as Lee is sharing yours.

Thanks for sharing this great video!
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:24 PM
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Terri was here tonight, seems to be doing OK in spite of it all. She wanted everyone to know she is very thankful for all the support. She was humbled by the thought that so much has come from this group.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:06 AM
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thanks matt

although the sideshow was hard to watch it took me back to a time when i lost my dad,, i can tell you did this with love i hope you days become easier and that sadness turns to smiles when looking back,, thanks matt ,,slow mo!
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:48 PM
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Sorry I haven't posted before now but it hits too close to home. I only met Lee once for a short while at MOMs. He reminded me of my old man and when we used to ride together. He will be missed.
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