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Buck Murphy, a true pioneer of MX in America #635484
01/17/16 12:28 am
01/17/16 12:28 am
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Way out of Eatonville, WA
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Buck Murphy 5-29-55/12-25-15

I don't post very often, but after attending Buck's celebration of life event today in Tacoma, WA I thought I should share this. It was an amazing event with hundreds of fellow racers/riders and enthusiast!
We lost Buck this last Christmas after his battle with throat cancer. He loved racing bikes and here is a link to an interview with Bench Racer that will give you some insight to whom Buck was. I'm sure that some of you will recognize a few of the names mentioned.

www.soloshawn.com/buck-murphy.html

Last time I saw Buck was a couple years ago when a buddy and I ran into him at a local tavern. After a pint and jawing a bit, Buck said "Hey, Lets go to my place, I wanna show you my new RC1100"
So we got in the truck to follow him over to his place. Buck pulled out in front of us on his Buell and stood er up on the rear wheel for about 1/2 mile, that was cool! After safely making it to
his place, we gawked at the Honda upstairs in his shop then went down to the basement where he kept just about every bike he ever raced. Everyone of them in pristine condition, ready to ride! Nice collection!

Buck wasn't known to professionally race any britbikes, however in his collection he owned a beautiful Champion framed, Barnes wheeled Triumph 650 he would dirttrack every year at the vintage race known here in the Great NorthWest as 'DynoDaze'

Godspeed and Ride on Buck!

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Re: Buck Murphy, a true pioneer of MX in America [Re: 21inGoldie] #635699
01/18/16 2:56 pm
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I saw Buck at DynoDaze a few years ago when the TMC Ducks had to move the event around when Borderline Park was closed. It was at a park East of I5 off Hiway 12 and was all sand and volcanic ash left over from the flood after the Mt. St. Helens blow and I can't remember the name of the place now but Buck was all skinny and gray haired. I asked a friend that knew him and he said he just got over chemo for throat cancer but he still had a plug under his lip.

He was quite a character and was always fun to watch race. I remember watching him at the old scramble/motocross stadium track at Thurston County ORV Park, now back to being called Stratoline ORV Park, racing a borrowed Triumph 650 that was mostly in street trim. Every time he went over one of the small jumps the seat would pop up sideways on it's hinges and without slowing at all he would kick his heal back and make the seat go down til the next jump.

Great racer and truly will be missed.


Bill B...


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Re: Buck Murphy, a true pioneer of MX in America [Re: 21inGoldie] #635786
01/19/16 12:32 am
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Re: Buck Murphy, a true pioneer of MX in America [Re: 21inGoldie] #635789
01/19/16 1:15 am
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