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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Ride in memory of my father

    I lost my father on Saturday. He'd gone into the hospital a week earlier, but he and I both expected a quick recovery and return home. Alas it don't work out that way.

    I needed to get tired and both clear my head and remember my dad. I posted over on BF NorCal that I planned to ride up Mt. Diablo in his memory.

    Many of my friends there posted supportive comments, and some even came out and rode with my wife and me.

    People make fun of online friendships and say they aren't real. Those people are wrong. The support of people I've met on BF has really touched me.


    Us at the top.


    My dad.
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    Very sorry to hear of your loss. The ride is a great tribute to your father. I see a lot of character in his eyes on that photo. I am sure he was a wonderful person who will be sorely missed. All the best to you and your family.

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    I started to write a bunch of stuff and it just fell apart on me and started to sound pretentious... I am really sorry for your loss.

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    Very sorry for your loss.
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    Very sorry to hear about your loss. Thanks for posting about your ride up Mt. Diablo - great to have support at times like this.

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    So sorry, and esp. since you both thought he would be ok.

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    That's a great tribue. So sorry for your loss.
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    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
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    I'm sorry for your loss, Curtis.

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    My condolences on your loss Curtis. The tribute ride will be something you will remember for a long time.
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    My condolences. Good on you for a fitting memorial to your father.
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    Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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    Very sorry about the loss of your father. I hope the ride up Diablo helped you deal with the emotions. What a great tribute! Glad to see that your friends came out to join you on the memorial ride.
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    When my knees hit the floor tonight you and your family will be in my prayers... God bless
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    My prayers are with you.

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    Curt, I'm very sorry for the unexpected loss of your father.
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    Sorry for your loss, you Dad looks like he was a cool guy.
    As always, Enjoy the Ride.

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    My condolences, Curtis. Your ride sounds like a fitting tribute.

    My dad is 98 and he's the other bike nut in the family. I think of him on every ride and am grateful.

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    So sorry to read of the loss of your father, Curtis. Condolences to you and yours.
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    Losing a parent is difficult, even more so when you have an expectation that they'll be getting better.... then something intervenes with the storyline and hands you a different ending. Went through that with my mom. My thoughts are with you you during this difficult time.

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    Curtis-very sorry to hear about your Dad leaving so quickly. Your Dad's spirit will be with you for a long, long time though.
    Ride your Ride!!

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    Thanks for sharing the story of the tribute to your Dad. My old man has been gone for 12 years and I still miss him. I offer you my condolences and sympathy.
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    I saw your dad's OB in the paper today. I'm glad you found support. I'm sure he was proud of you.

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    We're sorry for your loss, as well as to miss his tribute ride. Our thoughts are with you.

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    God Bless you and your family.

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