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Old 01-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #31
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Laurie and I are so sorry for your loss.

I met Gary when I sold him some wheels. We were to meet him at the ferry depot and do the swap. After the usual BS'n he left to board the ferry and got one of the wheels stuck in the turnstile. Oh boy, the more we tried to part the two the worse it got and the more we laughed. Pretty soon everybody in the whole depot was giggling at us. Finally separated...I remember seeing him running full sprint, down the isle with a wheel and tire in each hand trying to catch the ferry...laughing all the way. Dammit, one less good guy to go riding with.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #32
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Can't help but keep thinking back to the first time I met him - wheeling down the Blanchard cut-off back onto Chuckanut hoping the popo he'd seen farther to the South hadn't seen where he'd gone... or what he'd been doing.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:16 PM   #33
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My condolences to you and your mom.

Gary will always remain our favorite visitor in Lewiston and especially in Pierce where he was ready to ride the trails on the north fork with Katy and Allen, or show me that my R1200 couldn't keep up on a run back from Aquarius. Especially sitting around the camp fire with a quick wit and a ready smile.



One of his favorites was the Lolo motorway , I thought of Gary this year as I rode a bit of it that was open and I guess it will always remind me of him and his love of riding.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #34
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My condolences. Very sorry to hear of his passing.
He seemed very passionate about his hobbies, and didn't care what others thought. I respect that.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:28 AM   #35
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RIP Gary

Gary and Ken(Rapidrider) invited me along on a FS 17/18 ride when I was a total noob. Hammer was patient and generous with tips and help for a novice that he had never met. Boy, could he make riding that katoom look easy!
I'm sorry he's gone too soon...my condolences.



Thanks Hammer!
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:18 AM   #36
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:28 AM   #37
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Very sad indeed. My condolences.

Gary was on the Baja GripTwister trip I did in '09. He was an amazingly cheerful and positive person. His energy was infectious.

Godspeed, Gary.



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Old 01-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #38
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A few pic's of Gary












he will be missed.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #39
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Thank you for letting us know.

And thank you all for the pictures.

Godspeed, Gary.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:30 PM   #40
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If anyone knows Garys last name, PM it to AceRph so he can add him to the memorial thread in inmates.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #41
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If anyone knows Garys last name, PM it to AceRph so he can add him to the memorial thread in inmates.

Done!
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:25 PM   #42
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I am very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Thank you so much for sharing with the community...he was a great guy, a great rider, and was a pleasure to know.

I also have a few pictures that I would like to share.

Enjoying life



Sharing the steekers, with a smile!


Godspeed, Gary
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #43
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Have any of you heard about a memorial service for Gary?
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #44
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No, I was looking for an obit but didn't find one. Let me know if you find out, OK?
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #45
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checked skagit paper too, no mention that I saw
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