RIP Patrice Martinez

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by LUDO, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. LUDO

    LUDO Been here awhile

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    I only got to know about this a few days ago from Marc....

    Strangely enough, a couple days before, I had sent a text message to my my buddy David Castera, race director of the Dakar, congratulating him that that there had been no fatal casualties this year......

    Was I wrong....

    Patrice and Marc from Los Angeles, were down there in Argentina and Chile doing a great adv ride and to also see the Dakar!

    One day, on a dirt road, a car of two Brasilian tourists was coming the other way and lost control. Marc who was leading was barely able to avoid them, Patrice right behind got hit.

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    Canyon de la Luna, Chile
    Patrice, left & Marc

    RIP Patrice, gone doing what he loved, but still...gone too soon!
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  2. Jedediah

    Jedediah Been here awhile

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    Very sad to read this.
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  3. dmulk

    dmulk Been here awhile

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    Very sad. RIP.
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  4. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    This is like a bad dream. I met Patrice and Marc on the plane to Lima when I was flying back to Cusco. They were picking up bikes in La Paz to head to Arica. I told them I decided not to chase the Dakar this year due to my going home but exchanged e-mails to stay in touch.

    We had an awesome conversation on the plane and I looked forward to hooking up with them at a later date.

    I have no words.

    edit: this probably doesn't belong in RR but I'll let GB decide where to put it.
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  5. shrineclown

    shrineclown Vaginaterian

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    Very sorry to hear about your friends. I had thought they had a remarkable year too. RIP Patrice.
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  6. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    This is terrible, shocking news.
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  7. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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    RIP Patrice.
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  8. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Rip....
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  9. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Speechless... :cry
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  10. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    My condolences go out to all friends and family of this man who was living his dream.....RIP adventurer
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  11. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    May Patrice RIP, very sorry to hear it. :cry
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  12. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Tragic indeed... :cry If he was an inmate here, what's his username?

    R.I.P. Patrice.
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  13. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    RIP Patrice. Condolences to family and friends.
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  14. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Godspeed Patrice.

    I can only imagine how Marc must feel. :cry
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  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    godspeed
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  16. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Very sorry to read this.

    Ride safe down south MG.
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  17. Rotten Ronnie

    Rotten Ronnie Crash

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    Rest in peace.
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  18. Fernando Costa

    Fernando Costa Contemplator

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    What a nightmare... no words... my sympathies to Patrice´s family and lots of encouragement to Mark...
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  19. gacksnabbit

    gacksnabbit Commander

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    Godspeed
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  20. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Ride on Patrice :cry
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