The Tiberio (Tibejara) Remembrance Thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by JourneyRider.com, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. JourneyRider.com

    JourneyRider.com Long timer

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    Hey guys, I regret to inform you of the recent death of Tiberio Jaramillo (tibejara on this site). He died of a heart attack in his home near Medellin, Colombia at age 60. I had the good fortune to meet Tiberio when my bike broke down near Cartagena, Colombia. After inquiring about my problem on Advrider Tiberio offered his assistance and ended up driving 450 miles from Medellin to come get me and take me back to his shop.

    Tiberio helped dozens of foreign riders like this. He had a great spirit and was a great motorcycle ambassador for Colombia. His English was perfect from having completed university in Wisconsin and later having lived in Washington for a few years.

    If you have a story about Tiberio or just nice riding photos of Colombia then please post them.[FONT=&quot]

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  3. Dmotorider

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    I am shocked to read this! I was just in Colombia and talked to Tiby about 2 months ago. The motorcycle world has lost a truly great person. He was not only an experienced rider but also a true gentleman willing to help any motorcyclist. RIP brother.

    Daren
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    I never met Tiberio, but his reputation in the motorcycle world was stellar. I'm real sorry to hear this.

    RIP Tiberio
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  5. cRAsH

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    Damn. :cry

    Does Ricardo know?
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  7. rancho_cucamonga

    rancho_cucamonga www.4travelersonly.com

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    I never met the man or even know who he was . But I did read about his advice on HU without noticing the name of the person who wrote it. And I tell you this, what I read was enough to decide to make the trip to Colombia in Nov...That goes to show the man has reall:clap y made a big impact on Colombia and the advriders worldwide. Let's all be gratful for what Mr. Jaramillo has left us and take that trip to the wonderful Country of Colombia!!!


    Ride safe,

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    P.S. Let's all hope for more great people like him!!!
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    Ricardo who? Rocco?
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  9. cRAsH

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    Ricardo Kuhn, a fellow Colombian.
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    Ah, he's a neighbor of mine. Doesn't come here much anymore. I'll let him know if I see him.:cry
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  11. GB

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    It sounds like Tiby lived and conveyed the true spirit of the ADV community, lending a hand to his fellow riders. What a loss and at such a young age. :cry

    RIP Tiberio
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    Tiberio worked for me when I was at San Jose BMW. With his recent death and the death of Tim Johnson in a motorcycle accident last week, I'm reminded of how fragile life is. Tibby was a great pleasure to work with and so passionate about the sport that he made me want to ride more. I will miss him.

    Lisa Malachowsky
    now the Parts Manager at Tri-Valley Moto (www.trivalleymoto.com)
    R1200ST & Vespa GT250 owner
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    I have heard of this man -- many tales of generosity and good will.

    Godspeed, caballero.
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  14. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Tiby worked at my local BMW dealership for a time, and never failed to make my children laugh. What a loss.

    Godspeed Tiby
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  15. gercortez

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    Tiby: Leader, Teacher, Master.

    In the picture, in the hotel's pool in San Jose del Guaviare (Colombia) from left to right:Guille, Tiby, me and Roberto.

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  16. worldrider

    worldrider Adventure & Discovery

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    I'm saddened and wish that I too made the chance to reconnect with Tib in Colombia when I went through there.

    Rest in peace brother and ride the heavens and the sky!
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  17. juanbalam

    juanbalam Quest for bikedom

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    I can say that Tiberio and I were friends. We met when he stayed at my place for a few days as he was riding North a few years back. We rode bikes together, spent many hours talking about our travels and life in general.

    Then we met again in Creel and picked up where we left off like no time had passed.

    Finally I met him in Medellín, where he helped my friend and travel companion fix his badly broken bike.

    I know I was fortunate to spend so much time with him. This was a generous, intelligent, and funny guy. Colombia has lost a tiny bit of it's moto magic...

    Thanks to all who wrote in this thread... good to be part of such a community.

    Balam
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  18. dtop1

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    Here's a foto of Tibe taken at the '03 HU meeting in Creel. He and I were friends and he and his wife Paulina have stayed at our home. Dan
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  19. Tury

    Tury Been here awhile

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    Yes a great loss. I had the fortune of meeting him on the first meeting of HU in Creel Copper Canyon.

    Was of the kind of person you instantly feel conforting to chat, the one that you want to stablish a friendship. RIP
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  20. JHGR

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    Hi, fellow riders,

    Its already 5 years since Tiberio passed away. I didn't want this day to go by without remembering Tiby. I knew him for a short time but certainly learned a whole lot from him. Maybe the most knowledgeable person in motorcycling I have ever known. I sure miss him whenever I need that piece of advice only a very experienced person can give you... RIP Tibejara.

    A couple of pictures of him on a big trip (30+ bikes) to San José del Guaviare, Colombia on June-2006:

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