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#1 dcarver

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:38 PM

We lost Andrew today, 2 years back?

This is my remembrance of Andrew, through Tim, the Forum, and myself, of OrangevaleFJR, Andrew.
His posts, eloquent, his photos, exquisite.

I do miss my friend O'vale.

Oh, fuck the stupid emoticons, I can't see them anyways.

QUOTE (twowheelnut @ Nov 10 2007, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My fellow forum family members...

It is with heavy heart and teared eyes that I bring you absolutely devastating news. My friend, my buddy, loving husband to Sherri, Andrew (Orangevale) is no longer with us. I just got a call from his best friend, Pat with the terrible news. I don't have all the details and I don't know that I can get any more tonight or tomorrow.

Friends, please put Andrew and his family in your thoughts. He is and will be forever in mine.

Rest in peace, my friend. You will be truly and dearly missed.


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I remember you, my friend,
and your great soul
and promise of mind
So sad to see you go

tears

and why? tell me again, WHY?
You had so much to offer

and gave so much too
for your life to be given
for another who didn't love you

We rode some great roads together
I saw you sweep the bends
keeping up on corners
you had never been

and now you are gone
is it really only two years?

Goodbye again my friend, Andrew
I miss you with tears

May you be riding
with TWN and his peers

I will see you soon
hopefully not
I have lots of roads
yet to cross

I really miss my buddy. fuck.gif

Hugs N Kisses, you fucker, I'm going to JimmyKick you hard in the balls when we meet up again..

Just sayin'

good night Andrew,

good night.



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Walked away Posted ImagePosted Image Is it really crashing if you don't fall down?--
I wouldn't change a fucking thing; I've lived hard, played hard, and I ain't done yet. I've paid some severe penalties along the way, but the rewards have been so much greater; even if for just have participating in the game of life with utmost abandon. It's not who rides the furthest in a day, but rather in a lifetime. CBA member #1, IBA #31845 and very proud of both.
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#2 Niehart

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:53 PM

Thanks Don, could not have said it any better!

I hate it when the voices in my head go silent ... I never know what those bastards are planning ...


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:56 PM

Wow, time flies.

Never met him, never knew him, but......I so miss his pictures.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:01 PM

Don you know he is still sore from the Jimmykick Tim gave him when he saw him........


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, time flies.

Never met him, never knew him, but......I so miss his pictures.
Barb, you can Jimmykick him too, just sayin'..



Walked away Posted ImagePosted Image Is it really crashing if you don't fall down?--
I wouldn't change a fucking thing; I've lived hard, played hard, and I ain't done yet. I've paid some severe penalties along the way, but the rewards have been so much greater; even if for just have participating in the game of life with utmost abandon. It's not who rides the furthest in a day, but rather in a lifetime. CBA member #1, IBA #31845 and very proud of both.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE (dcarver @ Nov 10 2009, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, time flies.

Never met him, never knew him, but......I so miss his pictures.

Barb, you can Jimmykick him too, just sayin'..


we can double team him wink.gif

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dcarver @ Nov 10 2009, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, time flies.

Never met him, never knew him, but......I so miss his pictures.

Barb, you can Jimmykick him too, just sayin'..


we can double team him wink.gif


Triple play. smile.gif

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#8 dcarver

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE (Fairlaner @ Nov 10 2009, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don you know he is still sore from the Jimmykick Tim gave him when he saw him........


R

Yeah, R, you have a point... but a good swift J-Kick delivered personally is always best... fuck.gif
Hugs n Kisses


QUOTE (Tyler @ Nov 10 2009, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dcarver @ Nov 10 2009, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, time flies.

Never met him, never knew him, but......I so miss his pictures.

Barb, you can Jimmykick him too, just sayin'..


we can double team him wink.gif


Triple play. smile.gif
Blees your heart T, I'm so happy you are with us..

Walked away Posted ImagePosted Image Is it really crashing if you don't fall down?--
I wouldn't change a fucking thing; I've lived hard, played hard, and I ain't done yet. I've paid some severe penalties along the way, but the rewards have been so much greater; even if for just have participating in the game of life with utmost abandon. It's not who rides the furthest in a day, but rather in a lifetime. CBA member #1, IBA #31845 and very proud of both.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Tyler @ Nov 10 2009, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dcarver @ Nov 10 2009, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (barb @ Nov 10 2009, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, time flies.

Never met him, never knew him, but......I so miss his pictures.

Barb, you can Jimmykick him too, just sayin'..


we can double team him wink.gif


Triple play. smile.gif


high five me, sistah!

will this 4-some be playing golf afterwards?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:20 PM

Can't believe that two years have passed since we read that terrible news. I never had the pleasure of meeting Andrew but we often talked via PM. He was going to bring home made salsa to the December campout at KahunaJawdge's place.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:22 PM

QUOTE (dcarver @ Nov 10 2009, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Blees your heart T, I'm so happy you are with us..


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:24 PM

Well done Don. You've a huge heart.

...And geez, you mention jimmykick, and those two (the b & T Railroad) are awful eager.


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (Old Michael @ Nov 10 2009, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well done Don. You've a huge heart.

...And geez, you mention jimmykick, and those two (the b & T Railroad) are awful eager.

As they should be, OM,
as ALL of us should be

Just sayin
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I wouldn't change a fucking thing; I've lived hard, played hard, and I ain't done yet. I've paid some severe penalties along the way, but the rewards have been so much greater; even if for just have participating in the game of life with utmost abandon. It's not who rides the furthest in a day, but rather in a lifetime. CBA member #1, IBA #31845 and very proud of both.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:49 PM

I miss Andrew & Tim every time I log in here. sad.gif
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (Rogue @ Nov 10 2009, 09:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Andrew & Tim every time I log in here. sad.gif

Me too!

How funny that I was just thinking of the dual sport ride ANdrew and I took through the foothills and met JB and Silent @ Murphys. While his ride reports were wonderful, the man, his outlook and ability to see life from different perspectives was a marvelous to enjoy.

Riding across the Continental Divide and over the high mesa of Colorado and on to Golden with Tim will always be a memorable ride. The dinner with @ Crested Butte and watching the lovely sunset with Tim and Joe on Joe's balcony was spectacular and special.

Dang....I miss them both. RIP, both of yuz.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:08 PM

Wow...

I remember all this like it was yesterday.

Thanks for the reminder Don.


Miss you guys!


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:25 PM

QUOTE (Old Michael @ Nov 10 2009, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...And geez, you mention jimmykick, and those two (the b & T Railroad) are awful eager.


We may need to practice a bit before we get there... you volunteering? dry.gif

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE (Tyler @ Nov 10 2009, 10:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Old Michael @ Nov 10 2009, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...And geez, you mention jimmykick, and those two (the b & T Railroad) are awful eager.


We may need to practice a bit before we get there... you volunteering? dry.gif


Better pick somebody else Tyler, word is the ex got his jewels in the divorce.

I never met Orangevale, but loved his posts. A lot of great pictures and good advice.

Tim I met at Golden and I will never forget his keeping my NAFO6 shirt for me. He not only held it because I had surgery and missed the meet, but schlepped it to Golden to personally hand it to me. I wore that shirt yesterday; every time I put it on I think of him. No man has ever made me laugh harder or more often. I miss both those SOB's.


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:21 AM

QUOTE (dcarver @ Nov 10 2009, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We lost Andrew today, 2 years back?

This is my remembrance of Andrew, through Tim, the Forum, and myself, of OrangevaleFJR, Andrew.


I remember you, my friend,
and your great soul
and promise of mind
So sad to see you go

tears

and why? tell me again, WHY?
You had so much to offer

and gave so much too
for your life to be given
for another who didn't love you

We rode some great roads together
I saw you sweep the bends
keeping up on corners
you had never been

and now you are gone
is it really only two years?

Goodbye again my friend, Andrew
I miss you with tears

May you be riding
with TWN and his peers

I will see you soon
hopefully not
I have lots of roads
yet to cross

I really miss my buddy. fuck.gif

Hugs N Kisses, you fucker, I'm going to JimmyKick you hard in the balls when we meet up again..

Just sayin'

good night Andrew,

good night.



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Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:26 AM

I loved Andrew's ride reports...they were always epic in word and photograph. Check them out.

I love barns and cows too...


TWN was what made the boards fun when I first learned about online boards after I bought my bike...razzing anybody and everybody. I met Tim briefly at NAFO, and for the brief minute or two we spent talking during that busy registration process, he made a point of asking about my elderly dad who lives in nearby Goleta, CA. He was the gremlin that cared.


I never rode with either of them, but always thought I would get the chance someday.