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Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: ricochetrider] #695974
05/21/17 2:27 am
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There will be a ride in Ben's honor. Probably happen next year in May. Details to follow.


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Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: Gordon Gray] #696033
05/21/17 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by John Blue
There will be a ride in Ben's honor. Probably happen next year in May. Details to follow.


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A really good photo of Tim.......there's not many photo's of him around

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Don Roe with Ben's brother Ken

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Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: ricochetrider] #696133
05/22/17 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
SO... with permission from Peggy I'll post a couple more photos...
And with your permission Tom I can add names to a few of those faces

the look on this guy's face... I can only imagine he's asking "why Ben, Lord?"

That Guy is Jim Mixter long time musician friend

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This lady is Juanita Mitchell another long time musician friend


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And the lady on the left is Gloria Smitsky musician friend and neighbour

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Alas a few other names escape me

Here is the GALLERY OF PHOTOS and you may view all pix at your leisure if you so desire.




Thanks very much for the photos Tom


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: No Name Man] #696338
05/24/17 10:27 am
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Back on the mainland!
Tom,

Thanks so much for putting these up for us to view.

Steve


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"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

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Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: No Name Man] #696432
05/25/17 2:53 am
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Tom... thanks for posting these.

Jim


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Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: No Name Man] #696513
05/25/17 8:20 pm
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You are welcome, guys... just glad I could make it out there, even if I wasn't riding a motorcycle. I wouldn't have wanted to miss it.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: No Name Man] #696697
05/28/17 3:50 pm
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I like this photo of Mr John Blue.

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"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: No Name Man] #697169
06/02/17 6:17 pm
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Peggy and family, so sorry. We only met you and ben at the Great Lannisquatch Hunt, but he was good to know.
Mike and Phill on GARNET


Mike, home is where we moor it.
Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: Lannis] #698873
06/18/17 5:08 am
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I talked to him Lannis. My dad had told me about his bike before. He had 494,000 on the odometer. Close enough to a half million for me. BMW should buy that bike back and replace it. That is awesome.

Rob


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Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: Rob Strain] #698874
06/18/17 5:15 am
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Guys,

I really want to thank you all for the kind words, the photos, those that rode in my dad's procession. I've met a few of you before like Tom, Lannis, Gordon, Allan, Bill, and Mike Carter. I can't say enough what this all means. I.going to try and pay attention on here, because I would really like to attend the one state mountain ride this fall. My dad loved you guys.

Rob


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Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: Rob Strain] #698915
06/18/17 2:15 pm
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Rob,

This is Gordon ( I don't want to try to explain the John Blue thing) . There are no words to express how much we loved your dad. (and Mom) If either one of them were around.....everything was going to be alright. We were a family and we're going to miss that.

I also can't tell you how much of an honor it was to be able to ride along with him for his last ride. It's something I will never forget and I thank your family for that honor.

I took some photos I would like to get to you. They were taken out of love and respect. If and when you get a chance, drop me a line at dad1150@aol.com and I'll send them to you.

You attending the One State Ride...........what a wonderful idea and a great way for you to honor your dad. I attended all of them except one and the ONLY reason I would go was because of the people that would be there. Family, friends and heroes........it didn't get much better.

The hole that was left by your dad's passing will be something you'll never get over but I hope in time at least you'll learn to deal with it......it's something your dad would want.

Take care....give your Mom a BIG hug from us........Gordon in NC

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Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: No Name Man] #718163
12/08/17 9:07 pm
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Ben would have been 80 today


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: BeezaBryan] #718175
12/08/17 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by BeezaBryan
Ben would have been 80 today


Y'all keep Peggy in mind. This has been a hard day for her today, and it's going to be really tough this first Christmas without Ben .....

Lannis


I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is really going to be upset.
Re: Sad News Ben Strain RIP [Re: No Name Man] #718552
12/12/17 8:55 pm
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I've been thinking about Ben a lot lately for some reason. Of all the losses my wife and I have endured this past year I think his was one of the hardest on me. Perhaps because it was so unexpected, and Ben always seemed to me like he would still be riding 200 plus miles a day on his TR5T when he turned 100. Yesterday my wife mailed off a box of Bens favorite peanut butter fudge to the Strain family..some things should continue on no matter what.


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(Used to be a Triumph here)
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