Donnie and Modesta 2018 - Mexico, Central America and Beyond

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by dwj - Donnie, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I am so sad and disappointed to hear this news.. gutted..
  2. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    How terribly sad, and such a horrible loss to the Adv community.

    Modesta's last post hauntingly captures the spirit of their adventures together.

    RIP Donnie and Modesta, Godspeed.
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  3. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Last January in Iguala
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  4. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    So Sad, Donnie and Modesta will be missed by many. Count your blessings every day.
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  5. WJW

    WJW Adventurer

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    Here is the translation of the news report, Live is fleeting, here one moment and gone the next, So sad.

    Radio America Two people of American origin died Monday in a "spectacular" accident on the road from the city of Gracias, Lempira leads to the department of Intibuc√°.One of the victims was recognized as Jennings Donnie Wayne (63) who died at the San Juan hospital in that western part of the country. However, his partner died instantly but has not yet been identified by the relief corps.According to the information, the fatal road accident occurred between a trawl loaded with salt from the south of the country with AAS7944 plates and a motorcycle with plates MC-72495.
    According to versions, the truck "went" the brakes and overturned, causing the motorcycle to hit the heavy car that covered the entire pavement.
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  6. SavannahCapt

    SavannahCapt Long timer

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    A kick in the stomach. RIP
    When it is my time to go, I hope I'm doing something I love to do with someone I love.
  7. shadman

    shadman Been here awhile

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    Rest in peace Donnie and Modesta. See you in the Beyond!
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  8. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    Really sad to be reading this news. RIP DWJ.
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  9. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    What a sad news
    RIP Donnie
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  10. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

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    Via con Dios, my friends...

    Shocking. I so enjoyed their travels and their obvious pleasure in simple things.
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  11. R-W

    R-W Been here awhile

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    Oh man... we have no words. We saw this on Facebook and then came here. Before we moved to Mexico, we lived in the same small town as Donnie in Mississippi. We were good friends. He sold us his GS1100 before he left the States on his first trip south on his new KTM. Donnie's old black GS is sitting in our garage right now. Oh man... rest in peace Donnie and Modesta. You brought joy to all who had a chance to know you. Our thoughts and prayers are with Donnie's daughter and grandchild and with all of their family members. We are both numb. R & MJ
  12. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    tragic news, I am very sad to hear this. They died doing what they love, but way too soon. RIP.

    @dwj - Donnie - nearly 20,000 posts on this site, over 250,000 miles on his Goldwing and he wore out a GS1100. I had exchanged quite a few PM's with him on the AT as I went through my thinking about modifying mine for two up riding. I liked the way his recent trip reports were written in English and Spanish and were simple yet informative in their content. Just a few words of the route travel in the day, plus the food they ate the accommodation they stayed in, plus lots of photos.

    I never met him in person but I felt I knew him better than some of my friends, such is the way of AdvRider when you get to know people through their postings.

    I've just come back from a quiet place where I shed a tear or two and reflected on life in general. RIP @dwj - Donnie - I'm going to miss you. :(.
  13. PhillipsMetal

    PhillipsMetal Been here awhile

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    That is truly sad news. Donnie invited me to his home in Mississippi to talk to me about traveling Mexico. An absolutely wonderful guy who was passionate about his travels and loved to share with anyone interested. He was a huge help on my first to Mexico and I count him as dear friend and an awesome guy. I never had the pleasure of meeting Modesta but she sounded wonderful. A true adventurer. When I met him he had worn out an 1150GS and his Goldwing had 250,000 miles on it. The maps of his travels at that point were amazing. Of course he added a whole lot more routes to this map after I first met him. DSC_1775.JPG DSC_1776.JPG
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  14. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    So sad.... Can someone P.M. me with some info, I am sure his daughter will need help with the house in Iguala.
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    R.Markus Damage Addict

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    I haven't seen Donnie in years. I woke up today to a Facebook message informing me that he and his wife were killed. He had such an amazing personality and will be missed.
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  16. Grynch

    Grynch Long timer

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    We are sitting at the beach were we first took Donnie and Modesta for the first time we met. As we sat down for lunch, my wife showed me the Facebook post about the accident, we are in shock. Donnie and Modesta liked the comida corida so much, on this beach in Acapulco , they always came back to this place...RIP
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  17. qman8

    qman8 15 GSA / 16 WR250R

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    Wow. Started to read this thread this morning, only to reach this horrible ending. So sad. Ride on forever D&M!
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  18. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    OMG !!!!!!
    I just heard the news.
    Donnie became a very special friend to me as a person and an adventure rider.

    A devastating loss

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  19. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer

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    Really tragic...I follow all his Ride Reports...and was always amazed at the mileage he covered. If I am not mistaken his first wife was a long time travel companion and he lost her to illness just a few years ago.

    Really sad ...he just recently posted about getting back to the US for his grandkid's birthday on February 15th.

    UPDATE: Post 178 of this/his Ride Report is a picture of his bike's license tag and it is the same tag number reported in the newspaper Police Report from Honduras (Tag #: MC 72495) about a fatal truck and motorcycle accident and I also see that his Spot has stopped.
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  20. azwheelin

    azwheelin Adventurer

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    I'm extremely sad to have read this. I've followed all of his ride reports and was so inspired by his travels and the love he had found. RIP Donnie and Modesta.
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