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Put a real dampener on my holiday.

Post by lancashirelad » Sat May 11, 2019 7:19 pm

We've been upto Scotland as usual for the pre65trial in Kinlochleven, I received a phone call early Monday morning to tell me the guy who navigated for me during my car rally days had collapsed whilst walking with his wife on the beach on Lindisfarne, & unfortunately he didn't make it. 60yrs old.
We were just about to send an entry in for an event using all the famous night rally roads on maps 97 & 98 around N Yorks, being run during the day, non competetive, it would've been great to drive some of the old roads together.

I have some great memories of the things we got up to during the rallies we did, and at other times, RIP Mick Speak you will be sorely missed. I've just spoken to his partner on the phone, one of the hardest calls I've every made.
I've to start again now buying & fitting all the bits I had on the previous cb500x!!! :D

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Post by MotoCP » Sat May 11, 2019 7:46 pm

Very sad indeed.
That must have been a very distressing experience for his wife. 60 is no age these days.
Well done for making the difficult phone call. Treasure the good times you had together.

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Post by OnHellas » Sat May 11, 2019 7:58 pm

A sad tale and obviously a friend that will sadly be missed.
Another timely reminder that we need to get on with things while we can.
As said above, remember the good times...but remember to carry on making good times too.

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Post by johnnyboxer » Sat May 11, 2019 8:01 pm

Sad news
A work colleague dropped dead last week, in his 60's too
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Post by lancashirelad » Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 pm

I lost my dad when I was 22 so I know how his son feels right now.
I've to start again now buying & fitting all the bits I had on the previous cb500x!!! :D

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Post by Tonibe63 » Sun May 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Condolences to you regarding your mate's untimely death and also for the memories it brings back about your own Dad's passing.
Increasingly when looking at holidays, bike trips, walking trips etc etc I'm adopting the mindset of "if not now then when?" because one day we ain't going to feel up to it.
It's strange how we spend our time of good health accumulating wealth but usually it is the former which runs out first. Carpe Diem.
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Post by frenchy3 » Sun May 12, 2019 5:33 pm

RIP Mick,60 is indeed no age. My condolences to his family and of course to you.

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Post by lancashirelad » Tue May 21, 2019 7:55 pm

The funeral was today, massive turn out everybody couldn't get into the crematorium chapel, Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb on the way in Seven Seas of Rhye by Queen as we left, we went back to the pub but his partner couldn't face it as it's still to raw, quite a few of the guys I used to rally with were there, we had the usual we only meet up on these sort of occasions conversation & agreed to meet up more but to be honest you never do, until the next funeral, sad really.
I've to start again now buying & fitting all the bits I had on the previous cb500x!!! :D

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