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#1 huchieglide

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:35 PM

First I would like to thank the many forum members for their condolences, prayers, and good will for Richard and his family.

I spoke with his sister today and there will be a memorial for Richard on May 3rd.
It will be at 1:00 at :
Ramada Convention Center
2250 Biddle Rd.
Medford, Or. 97504
541-779-5576

I will be out of town and away from computers until the 27th. PM me after that if there are any logistical questions. In the meantime Lewis, "k7lvo", here on the forum, can help you out.

Thanks again, Bob


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#2 RenoJohn

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:17 AM

Copy of obituary here clicky

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 02:26 PM

To let everyone know the Ramada Inn is giving group rates for the memorial. The phone number is 541-779-5576.
Thanks for all of the support. Ask for Allied Business Memorial or Rick Morrison for the group rates.


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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:03 PM

Anyone from NorCal going to make the journey North?

Some of us have pre-booked arrangements for Streetmasters for that weekend (no-refundable) and can't go.

This would be an excellent opportunity to support the family and honor a fallen member. I know that ANdrew's family was impressed witht he showing the FJR Forum made at his memorial.

Medford is some 300 miles North of Sacramento, 4 1/2 hours....easy-peasy. Heck, spend the night and take Hwy 3-299-Redding on the way home. There are other nice side-roads that won't add a lot of time to the return trip.

If anyone is interested I'd be willing to help organize the group and give some proposed roads off of I-5.

EDIT: PM me and if there is enough interest, we can start a thread on the California Ride Planning Page.
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:14 PM

I'm riding down from Seattle [Woodinville] WA. Any one else? Might try to hook up with the Portland folks.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:51 PM

I wish I could make it, but regretfully, I will be unable to, and that sucks! sad.gif
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:51 PM

It looks like I might be able to go. I think I will make it a 600 mile day.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 06:10 PM

I'll be going....
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:29 PM

I'll be there, and, as Bob said, I'm available for assistance with logistics or whatever. You can get me through the forum, by PM, email at losborn@osbornonline.com or cell 541-941-5188.
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE (k7lvo @ Apr 20 2008, 09:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll be there, and, as Bob said, I'm available for assistance with logistics or whatever. You can get me through the forum, by PM, email at losborn@osbornonline.com or cell 541-941-5188.


Unfortunately i am leaving for Maui on the 3rd, but what about the 17th?

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:29 PM

I'm in Mexico untill the 29th. If I can get some things cleaned up at work quickly when I get back, I will head down. It's a little over 500 miles each way so I'd be heading down Friday mid-day at some point.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:05 PM

I plan on being there.
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:09 PM

Hello my name is Michelle I am another of Ricks nieces I wanted to thank everyone for your kind words and interest in the memorial, our family would like to also invite you to the Memorial on the 17th of May in Redmond for those who would like to attend, it will be at my mothers home please feel free to e-mail me at miraclegirl@bendcable.com for the time and address. Thank you once again for everything

Michelle

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:02 AM

we decided that it would be easier just to put the address on line it is 3611 NW Upas Ave Redmond Oregon 97756 541-350-2948 it is going to start at 1 PM

thanks again
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:15 PM

Can anyone recommend a route to take from the Reno NV area to Medford OR for the May 3rd memorial? Thx

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (FatNakedGuy @ Apr 28 2008, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can anyone recommend a route to take from the Reno NV area to Medford OR for the May 3rd memorial? Thx


From Reno you have quite a few nice choices. Check the weather though ahead of time, it can change quickly in the Sieras.
A route I would consider is hwy 395 north to Susanville, then hwy 139 to Tulelake and 39 into Klamath Falls, then either 140 or 66 over to Medford.

Another choice: at Susanville take hwy 44/89 to Mt Shasta then I5 to Medford.

Or: north from Reno through Gerlach, Cedarville, Alturas, Canby. Then to Klamath Falls etc.

Last option: interstate 80 to the 5 north to Medford.

Ride safe, hope to see you in Medford.


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:43 PM

Hwy 66 from Klamath Falls is an absolute HOOT!
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:53 PM

Thank you and you! Going to google those routes now for timing.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (FatNakedGuy @ Apr 28 2008, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can anyone recommend a route to take from the Reno NV area to Medford OR for the May 3rd memorial? Thx
FNG:
As stated earlier, this (image below) is a pretty generic route ...a tad over 300miles and about 5hours +/-.
I've done all the routes and plenty more, and they're all good ..but this is simple and *IF* you have time, please let me know as I can give you some WONDERFUL points of interest along this route. Worst part is between Reno and Susanville (us locals use that stretech as proof that god is not perfect --wish they would take it off the planet)
...but like I said, if you do this simple route and have a bit of time for a cool stop or two I promise you won't be dissapointed with my groovy suggestions.

BTW, I'm heading to Orygen on Friday morning .....what is your time-frame??
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:09 PM

I was planning to go but found out I need to work in Merced on Saturday. Any NorCal people going?