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post #1 of 36 Old 02-22-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hard to believe it's been four years.

Crikey. It's hard to believe that it's four years today that my son, Lee aka Bucko, passed away - and I'm still riding his Strom that he was riding that day.

I still remember the phone call that night from the bloke leading the ride Bucko was on to tell me that he'd gone.


Lee and me:



His first bike:



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Part of his garage (I still have the blue XJR1300 in the pic) :



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My deepest condolence to you. next month my son-in-law will have been passed for four years as well. he died in A collision with A deer. not quite the same I know but I can feel a little of your pain. I expect only a parent could completely understand. cherish the memories.
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Thanks icnxpln. My condolences to your family and, in particular, your daughter. It'll be tough day for you all.

In our case, no one else was directly affected, only his mother, sister, and me. He had no relationship nor kids.

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My son is riding with me on his learners permit. He gets his regular real soon. It makes me stop and think of what I'm doing. He's a great rider and level headed, but still things happen. My condolences to you and your family. I can't begin to imagine what it must feel like.

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My thoughts are with you and family Ron.

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Thanks chaps.

Let's just say I was rather teary this morning (and just a tad now).

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Thank you for refreshing our memories about your son Bucko, and also his death.
Mentally, we live our lives in the past, the present, and the future "all at the same time".

Frequent glances into the rear-view mirror, should be part of everyday life.
Past; present; and expectations of the future : all of it is important, and makes us what we are.
Memory is identity.
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Rest in peace and ride on forever Bucko, hard to come to terms with Ron.

PM if u want to go for a ride sometime.

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My condolences Sir.
Loss of any Loved One is bad enough, but losing an Offspring has to be the worst of the worst.
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My deepest condolences,
I had my first service on my 2011 wee on Tuesday, while talking to the mechanic who done the service, he told me that he has lost 2 sons to motorbike accidents. One hit a roo and the other had an accident with a car, not his fault. His pain was clearly evident and it was a very awkward couple of minutes. I left feeling very upset for him so i can only imagine your pain, ride safe everyone.
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