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#863204 11/15/2021 4:18 AM
by wadeschields
wadeschields
While looking for something else I ran across these photos from one of the trips to Ben and Peggy's house.... A fantastic time and great memory.

Cherish your friends while you have them. May we all ride together for eternity

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#863231 Nov 15th a 03:11 PM
by No Name Man
No Name Man
Me too Shaun
Thanks Wade
You're right Gordon
She is doing OK Tom
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#863226 Nov 15th a 02:36 PM
by Kent Shaun
Kent Shaun
Due to jet lag and the stupid hours I work, I always seem to be the one awake first, a lovely memory I have is drinking coffee of a morning with Ben, him being a farmer he wasn't far behind me. We'd sit there wherever there was, spinning yarns and putting the World to rights.... grin

MAN I miss that lad.... cry
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#863239 Nov 15th a 04:44 PM
by Gordon Gray
Gordon Gray
Originally Posted by No Name Man
Me too Shaun
Thanks Wade
You're right Gordon
She is doing OK Tom

Damn are we going to have to change your name to…..

“Man of few words” ?????

Gordon
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#863338 Nov 16th a 07:55 PM
by ricochetrider
ricochetrider
Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
I just realized I mistakenly credited Tom for being the OP. Not sure which one I should apologize to smile

So….I apologize to both of you and I’ll try to do better.

Gordon

No apology needed here, brother!

Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
Originally Posted by No Name Man
Me too Shaun
Thanks Wade
You're right Gordon
She is doing OK Tom

Damn are we going to have to change your name to…..

“Man of few words” ?????

Gordon

laughing laughing laughing laughing
beerchug
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#863404 Nov 17th a 08:52 PM
by BeezaBryan
BeezaBryan
Sorry I'm late at the party folks, a bit of health shyte got in the way, again frown

Thank you Wade for stirring up fond memories of that first big get together at Greenspring back in 2009, oh my but have the years have slipped by.

If I may, here some more memories of thst weekend

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#863471 Nov 18th a 06:14 PM
by Morgan aka admin
Morgan aka admin
It's strange to realize again that Ben is gone. Sure miss him!
Here are some pics I found when digging a bit.

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Ben resting as low as you can with his feet between my knees.. I just had to ve very careful. Mid-Ohio 2003 BritBike HQ

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Ben just arrived to Britbike HQ Mid-Ohio 2003

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BSA OC int rally 2006 Brimfield Mass. Ben wondering what hit him from UK.. aint it the guy normally in red long john's and coon hat here disguised for us in normal clothes. grin

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Ben in the middle of us all 2009 Mid-Ohio at the flattrack races



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Dinner & Dance BSAOC int rally Petaluma CA 2014. Good times
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#863492 Nov 19th a 02:38 AM
by JubeePrince
JubeePrince
I met Ben twice. Both times at Blowing Rock for the TSMR. He led the 'slow' group on his BSA single and while I enjoyed riding in the slow and fast groups, I think I enjoyed riding in the slow group more because the slower pace allowed me to take in the sights and scenery more. I think he was onto something...

I have this photo of Ben and ribbon in my garage. They were handed out at the TSMR after he passed. I look at the photo from time to time and smile. I imagine he was very content and happy to be astride two wheels at the moment that picture was taken.

Steve
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#863230 Nov 15th a 03:10 PM
by ricochetrider
ricochetrider
Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
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I was going through some stuff the other day myself and ran across tank bag directions to Ben’s house. One of the many regrets I have was never making that trip.

Wonderful photos Tom……Wade took the pic but BB.com put those people together.

Thank you for sharing

Gordon

Excellent point, Gordon. For all its woes, I guess the World Wide Web is still good for something then, eh? Lifetime friends off the internet... who could have ever imagined such a mechanism for the basis of friendship? Making friends is absolutely one of the positive outcomes of intent interactions, and I'm well pleased to know many people from several internet sources.


Wow, great pics, these hit pretty hard right now. I spent some time with Ben and Peggy, outside of our bigger get-togethers- thankfully. Either passing through, or over that way looking at a bike (my 88 R100RS came from a guy who lived pretty close to where they live). Getting close to them was a really wonderful treat. Ben was the sweetest guy, just genuinely nice and had a truly gentle spirit; Small in stature but much bigger in persona, Peggy's feisty spirit offset Ben's mellow demeanor quite nicely, I always thought.

Yeah I miss him and the conversations we had. I think of Peggy less often these days, sure hope she's doing well.
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#863229 Nov 15th a 03:07 PM
by Richrd
Richrd
I got there once. we were going to the weekly blue grass jam somewhere, Peggy told me I was going to be the youngest person there, and she was RIGHT.
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#863223 Nov 15th a 12:25 PM
by Gordon Gray
Gordon Gray
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I was going through some stuff the other day myself and ran across tank bag directions to Ben’s house. One of the many regrets I have was never making that trip.

Wonderful photos……Wade took the pic but BB.com put those people together.

Thank you for sharing

Gordon
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#863406 Nov 17th a 09:08 PM
by BeezaBryan
BeezaBryan
Originally Posted by Richrd
I got there once. we were going to the weekly blue grass jam somewhere, Peggy told me I was going to be the youngest person there, and she was RIGHT.


That would be at Gas Valley or Shippingport Richard
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#863472 Nov 18th a 06:33 PM
by Lannis
Lannis
Originally Posted by Morgan aka admin
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Dinner & Dance BSAOC int rally Petaluma CA 2014. Good times

Ben had a good time with the International dinner dances. He was always the best-dressed guy there ....

Lannis
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