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Old 09-11-2005, 04:23 PM   #5
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Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Just what i would have expected to hear about Ted

I have been a loyal customer of Santa Cruz BMW since purchasing my bike there 2 1/2 years ago. And they still do an awesome job for me. However, I miss having Ted there. He always gave me an extra sense of thoroughness when I dealt with him there. It is also good to see him recover from a nasty fall on his RT about two years ago.

I ran into him at the Santa Cruz BMW parts counter about six month ago. I had to follow him outside before he would admit he was in business for himself; he was very reluctant to speak about it in their store; he did not want to steal a customer. He is a very honorable guy if you ask me.

I don't know how his departure from Santa Cruz occured, but they lost a solid citizen. The young guy that replaced him there is obliviously trying to do a good job, which counts for alot, but he has a lot of life ahead before he is at Ted's level.
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