I knew Dick way back when
I am not a biker. I was doing ope of those "I wonder where they are now" internet searches, and came across this sad news about Dick.
I met Dick in the early 80s. I was involved in my new sport of skydiving. I was 25 or so. Dick went through the the student program an rapidly became one of the best known jumpers at the dropzone. and it had nothing to do with his skydiving ability. As the post here mention, he was very gregarious and had that laugh.
I was doing this search, because Dick was in his late 40s, early 50s when I knew him. I always had in the back of my mind that I wanted to to be as active and full of life and adventure when I reached his age. Now that I am in my mid 50s, I realize my wish came true. I am still an active skydiver, scuba diver, traveller and fun seeker.
I regret not having kept in touch with Dick, but when he quit skydiving, I rarely ever saw him. I would run into him occasionally at Balboa Park.
I miss ya Dick, blue skies forever!!!
--Alan Shapiro, Austin TX