RIP Red Austin

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by AZ TOM, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Red Austin has passed away. A long time Dist. 37 racer & Cactus Cat club member & Pres. Very active in Score & Baja over the years. My friend & State Farm Agent for over 50 years. We spent many hours riding together in the high desert of Socal together. Missed but not forgotten.
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  2. viper05

    viper05 Been here awhile

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    Very sorry. Good friends are hard to come by and it hurts to lose them.
    RIP.
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  3. Motomochila

    Motomochila Moto Scientist and time traveler

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    It's sad when a good riding buddy passes. You look back on the days and realize life is catching up to you too. In memorial, why don't you publish some photo and stories about your friend? I did the same a few years back.
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  4. Sledred

    Sledred Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that Tom - Godspeed Red!
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  5. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Sorry Tom to hear about the loss of your friend, may he R.I.P.
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  6. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey Tom ...
    Sorry to hear of Red's passing.
    Think we've been over this before, but he was my SF agent for many years too.
    Talked with him a few times about bikes and stuff, but that was probly more than 10 years ago.

    -M
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  7. AZ TOM

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    I do remember our conversation. Have not seen him in several years but knew from his Daughter he was not doing well. He was always ready to help no matter the situation.
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  8. slidewayes

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    Sad to find out this today ,was told that there will be no service and he wanted his ashes spread over the Husky Monument .One of his long time friends was working on this
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  9. AZ TOM

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    Please let me know if you hear the details. Thanks.
    Tom
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  10. Pipe dreams

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    Sorry to hear about Red's passing.
    I knew Red since the 70's
    Ride in peace Red.
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  11. slidewayes

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    I have heard that there is a tentative date of OCT. 14 some kind of gathering at husky monument I'm sure that as draws closer there will be more info
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  12. AZ TOM

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    Thanks for the update I have also contacted his Daughter on this also.
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  13. slidewayes

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    For those Interested .....
    Red Austin Memorial Ride 10-15-2017
    meet behind the White House Saloon in Randsberg. Ride leaves for the Husky memorial at 9 am sharp.
    You can meet us at the Husky also.
    BBQ at start location after the ride.
    let me, Deana or Tim Gomez know if you plan to attend.
    Have something to drink and BS about Red.
    Please bring your adult beverages.
    We may even go the the Saloon!
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  14. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    ....wish I was going to be around for this ride...betting there will be quite a few desert rats turning out for this one.

    Godspeed Red
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