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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
1960 BSA A10 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1957 A10 (Used to be a Triumph here) 71 Norton Commando