Didn't know him as well as I should have..Heard Friday there had been a wreck, bike versus car and the rider died just down the road from me..Down a road I travel every chance I get..One of the guy's from the shop had driven by and told me it was that dude with the cherry red bike that was with your buddy Ernie a few weeks back..Damn it..
I had rode with Gus and Ernie a few times..we meet way back and shared the bikes and cars stuff..I'm thinking what to say once I knew it was Gus and need to make the call to my Bro..The Dirty one was on his way..We talked about Gus a bit..he was riding at 100mph plus..Good stretch of road I have done it, most of us who ride this area have at one time or another..Car pulled off a side road, misjudged his speed..He never knew what happened, it was over before it started..
Family and friends had a get together last night to remember Gus..I got dragged along, not something I would attend normally..I am glad I did, it makes you think of what you leave behind and happy to have what you have..if that's just another day..Got to meet the wife and kids,,here stories and see tears shed..Made me for a second wonder what he was thinking..Then I realized I know what he was thinking..all who ride to some extent do..
It's a sad way to really get to know someone..It makes you see what you missed by not taking the time..Gus ride free my brother, maybe someday we can do it again...
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