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Another last ride...

Old 12-14-14, 06:52 AM
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Another last ride...

Wim van der Kaaij, master builder at RIH, passed away the 12th, 77 years of age.

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Old 12-14-14, 07:57 AM
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A revered builder for an illustrious marque. May he R.I.P.
Here is the Wikipedia entry on RIH
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Old 12-14-14, 08:15 AM
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Nice photo, too.

R.I.P., indeed.
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Old 12-14-14, 10:05 AM
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Too bad such a young guy too.
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Old 12-14-14, 10:29 AM
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God bless. RIP.
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Old 12-14-14, 10:47 AM
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Apparently the Lord did need a good mechanic.

"Als Onze-Lieve-Heer een fietsenmaker nodig heeft, hoor ik het wel"


R.I.P., Willem.
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Sad news. Rest in peace mister Van der Kaaij.

His legacy and some great stories (he had many) will live on.
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