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Old 08-13-06, 11:46 AM   #1
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Passing of another biker

Bronx John, RIP!!! I was with him not even 3 weeks ago.

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Bronx John has passed away
On the morning of Saturday August 12th, John Neese - more well known as "Bronx John" - was pronounced dead and taken off of the life support that had been keeping him alive since his accident on Wednesday night.

His mother has been contacted, and was at Belleview when the announcement was made. John was a beloved, long time member of the messenger community, and will be greatly missed.

There will be a memorial ride for him and Darren Lewis, who died Thursday morning, on Tuesday, August 15th. It is tentatively scheduled to start at 8pm in the plaza across from the Javits Center on 11th Avenue between 35th and 36th street (where Cranksgiving starts). The ride will pass the locations of Darren and John's accidents, and end in Williamsburg.


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Old 08-13-06, 11:55 AM   #2
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Drink a Sparks for a fallen comrade. John, you will be sorely missed!!
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died doing what he loved, i hope.
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Old 08-13-06, 11:59 AM   #4
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Darren Lewis RIP!!, Who died Thursday morning, on Tuesday, August 15th

Let us not forget about Darren, biker killed when a truck ran over him in NYC while making a right hand turn.

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i didn't know darren, but i was once good friends with bronx john, and was still friendly with him. his death is very sad to me. i will miss him.
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May you both Ride In Peace!
Everyone and their dog has seen it many times but Jon's rap at the end of Red Light Go is worth watching again. He loved what he did (most of the time anyway).

Vid is under the preview tab on their website:http://www.redlightgo.ws/
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Old 08-13-06, 01:06 PM   #7
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i feel like more cyclists die every year than police officers or firefighters in the line of duty.. what's going on here?

cycle in peace, rest in peace.
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Darren at twenty years old I am sorry for the life taken from you!!

Johnny was a dear friend and companion! From Thompkins Square to everywhere, your positive attitude and louder than life style will be missed brother.

God Speed You Young Couriers!!


Halloween 1999 Thompkins Square Park, NYC.
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Old 08-13-06, 01:55 PM   #9
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This is horrible. I only meet john a couple times at races and even as a non-messenger, he was always really cool and fun to hang out with. I can't believe this happened. This has been a horrible summer in NYC, everybody be careful.
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Old 08-13-06, 01:56 PM   #10
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cyclehawk thats a great shot. when wasn't Jon making a face like that? Full of life that guy was.
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Old 08-13-06, 04:37 PM   #11
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rest in peace
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terrible.
how many this year?
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too ****ing many.

bronx john, we will miss you.
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i met him at the last monstertrack pre party and smoked a cig with him. he was cool as ****. god i feel terrible.
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Old 08-13-06, 09:46 PM   #15
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I heard about his passing last night at the PP moonlight ride. RIP John and Darren and may God watch over your loved ones.
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The man slapped me in the face the first time I met him. I'd like to think of it as a love tap.
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Darren at twenty years old I am sorry for the life taken from you!!

Johnny was a dear friend and companion! From Thompkins Square to everywhere, your positive attitude and louder than life style will be missed brother.

God Speed You Young Couriers!!


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*Jon I'll miss your sweaty hugs and cracked lip grins and freestyle flows and the way you said my name.

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It's still hard for me to believe that someone so alive and so tough could be taken away like that. Rest in peace brother, you'll be deeply missed.

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There will be a memorial ride for Bronx Jon and Darren Lewis. Scheduled to start at 8pm in the plaza across from the Javits Center on 11th Avenue between 35th and 36th street (where Cranksgiving starts). The ride will pass the locations of Darren and John's accidents, and end in Williamsburg.
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RIP, both of you.

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too much loss.

live every day like it's your last. make the most of what you've got.

and remember.
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i read this post yesterday and it haunted my while trying to fall asleep . im from philadelphia and never knew these guys but still feel terrible about this. im sorry for anyone that has to feel this loss. sorry guys.
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