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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Macadam Drifter, Jun 1, 2009.
Life is too short.
Good riding to you man.
Very sad to hear, this same disease has come close to me and it is just terrible and wrong. I am glad that he could contribute to so many with his ride reports and great attitude.
Rest in Peace Michael, you are loved by many.
Thank you Michael for sharing your journey with us.
Godspeed Michael. Condolences to his family. My mom passed away from Multiple Myeloma last June. I'm sure she had some of the same doctors in Seattle. Screw Cancer!
I can't add anything that has not been already said.
Rest in Peace my fellow T dubber
I enjoyed his perspective and the way he looked at riding. May God bless the family.
Stumbled onto this report, a year later, I lived just over mission ridge from Macadam Drifter, he lived his life! Condolences to his family and friends.
Reading his adventures , helps ease the stress of for me and wife wife taking off on a month long trip to ride in Vietnam and travel around Asia later this year. We find ourselves worrying about the cost and how it will effect our careers. But its living not sitting behid a desk in some office.
So a posthumous thank you is in order, for a man who did what he loved. More of us need to find that and do that. Myself especially included in that!
+1 to our brother Mike.
Watch over the rest of and lend us some occasional guidance.
Awesome ride and ride report.
Just heard the sad news. This RR was one of the first ones that I read start to finish on ADVR. It is one that I won't forget as is it's writer.
Good journey brother and thank you for the inspiration.
It is a shame to think that this report and all the hard work he did to take these pictures and masterfully create the videos will become unavailable when his subscription runs out. I wonder if there is any way they can be saved for everyone to enjoy and to have a lasting legacy?
I just stumbled across this RR. Having struggled with cancer (already...early 40s), this really hits close to home. Reading this, I've been alternatively bummed out and amazed by the trip. However, this is a really great example of how to make something of your time above the ground. Thanks, and RIP.
As if we needed another reminder, life is short. Best to make something of each and every day.
Rest in Peace Mike.
I hate cancer.
Sorry we never met. Jim
I just came across this sad thread. Too many of these lately...
Rest in peace Mike.
There are a few ride reports that I seem to gravitate back to. This is one of them. It's been a year or so since I visited this one. I was not suprised, but am none the less saddened by his passing.
We emailed back and forth a few times about his trailer and his travels. As DMC no longer builds that trailer, I ended up building my own along similar lines, but the Drifter and his travels were the inspiration. Obviously a good man - served his country, was productive and very friendly.
As some one earlier stated, life is rather fleeting.
So, quit reading and go for a ride. Explore the planet while you can, on what ever you ride !!!!!!
This kind of hits close to home for me. My uncle who rides just died this month from therapy induced lukemia due to battling multiple mylenoma for 10 years. I started reading this report because I saw he traveled to MN and since I'm from there it piqued my interest. Very sad.
Thank you for the beautiful picture and stories.
That really sucks.
This was one of the best ride reports here and I really enjoyed it.
Reading through the "Minimalist Touring Thread" and saw a post by Macadam with this RR in his sig. Read through the whole thing only to find of his passing.
Honored to bump this great RR to the top.