1. Hammer

    Hammer Hawlin' aZZ

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    This is Hammer's daughter posting. I just wanted to let you all know that he passed away yesterday from lymphoma. He so enjoyed interacting with this community. His loved to push the limits of life and live on the edge. He always wanted to take the adventure just a little farther. Thank you for being a part of his life.
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  2. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    This is very sad, I've rode with Hammer a few times at Walker and he was always a great guy to ride with. RIP Hammer and we will ride again.
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  3. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    holy crap... :(... this is terrible news.. :cry Hammer was a great guy.. last time I saw him I had met him up at the Stanwood Park and Ride to sell him my helmet.. sooo sad.. :cry If your family needs anything at all, do not hesitate to ask, im local and am more than willing to lend a hand where i can
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  4. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    So sorry to hear this . . . . . . :cry RIP

    I know many including myself will miss Gary; He's a great rider, lovely person, and he will be missed.

    Long may you ride; See ya on the other side.

    Riding Baja -

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  5. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    I am very sorry for your loss, he was a great guy, I was just going to suggest to him we need to go for taco's and beer again at the corner tav.
    sad news. I didnt know of his illness. RIP
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  6. Used2BeFast2

    Used2BeFast2 Chupacabra Rider

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    I am sorry for your family's loss. I never met your father but he sounded like one cool dude!
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  7. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    I am so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. A true adventurer and great guy to ride with.
    I'll never forget riding him back to his Burlington on the back of the KLR after his
    bike broke down on FS17. Anything I could do to help would be an honor.
    Best wishes to his family. :cry
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  8. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    +1

    Comforting wishes to Hammer's family.
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  9. crackhead

    crackhead Long timer

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    Sorry to hear it. Ive never met your dad, but If you need anything, please dont hesitate to ask.
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  10. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    :waysad

    I am so sorry to hear this, I did not know Hammer, but do know that he was great guy and well liked here.

    He will be missed.

    Peace and Prayers to you and your family.
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  11. tommybelvedere

    tommybelvedere Adv alacarte'

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    O man that is terrible news. I rode in Baja with him on the Griptwister tour, you couldn't have met a better guy. He will be greatly missed by alot of people for sure. I will miss a friend that i regrettably did not get to spend more time with. Man could he ride that orange thing!! Farewell Hammer!!

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  12. MasterChief

    MasterChief Adventurer

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    I'm sorry to hear this. althought it has been a couple of years I rode with him at ACFL and FS 17/18. A great guy that will be missed by many.

    RIP.
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  13. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Well doesn't that just suck.
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  14. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Wow, just goes to show that life is way too short.

    I rode with Hammer up to Mt Baker in 2008.
    That was the Anti-Oyster run.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385274&highlight=oyster

    He could really hustle that 950 around. :evil
    Good times.

    Hammer and his family will be in my prayers tonight.

    There are no gated roads or trails where Hammer is riding.
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  15. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy Hammer Family,

    I never had the chance to ride with Gary but he helped me do some custom wiring on my Ural. I didn't know that he was sick, I am saddened by his passing. My sincere condolences to the family. :cry
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  16. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    Prayers sent to you and your family. I rode with Gary several times and enjoyed every one of them. He was a true pleasure to ride with.
    :cry
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  17. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Though I only rode with Gary twice, we made friends fast. He was a truly unique individual, one we looked up to.

    We in the ADV community will miss him dearly. Godspeed Hammer.
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  18. DeFens

    DeFens Been here awhile

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    So sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. As a lymphoma patient myself, I'm sure he was living life to the fullest in recent months, so I hope that's of some solace to you.
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  19. oldx

    oldx Long timer

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    So sorry for your loss.
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  20. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    My condolences to the family.

    R.I.P. Rider
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