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Old 02-25-2006, 02:09 PM   #16
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I came too close, though I know there are some here who've come closer.



I've thought about it a lot lately, and, though I still couldn't say all that I'd want, I do know that I'd want those I love to KNOW I loved them, and to have not left a burden of any sort for them.
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:28 PM   #17
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Vance, are you like...yer know..."proportionate"...just asking

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Old 02-25-2006, 02:34 PM   #18
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Seriously? Just put a picture of my smiling ass up on a wall and have a party with the insurance money. Donate all of my good body parts to people who need them. Remove all eveidence that I ever existed from jennys life and tell her to get on with hers because I will definitely be going to the movies with some hottie on the other side.

Fuck graves. If everyone were burried in a marked grave, we would eventually have no real estate left right? Burn me and dump me where you will. Don't let jenny do it either. She'll just be crying and crap and save the container and bla bla. Steal me off the shelf while she is drunk at the wake party and this is your approval. Open the urn where you will.

I'd miss you all but hope that you would just ride on and eat pie.
Saved. I'll leave this on the mantle when I take the urn.
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:40 PM   #19
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Seriously? Just put a picture of my smiling ass up on a wall and have a party with the insurance money. Donate all of my good body parts to people who need them. Remove all eveidence that I ever existed from jennys life and tell her to get on with hers because I will definitely be going to the movies with some hottie on the other side.

Fuck graves. If everyone were burried in a marked grave, we would eventually have no real estate left right? Burn me and dump me where you will. Don't let jenny do it either. She'll just be crying and crap and save the container and bla bla. Steal me off the shelf while she is drunk at the wake party and this is your approval. Open the urn where you will.

I'd miss you all but hope that you would just ride on and eat pie.

sums it up perfectly.
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:57 PM   #20
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I came too close, though I know there are some here who've come closer.



I've thought about it a lot lately, and, though I still couldn't say all that I'd want, I do know that I'd want those I love to KNOW I loved them, and to have not left a burden of any sort for them.
i completely agree. it's one thing to kidd around about it, or to make a statement light heartedly. that changes a little when you get into a situation where you believe it's the very last moment of your last ride in this life.

there's no time to even really think about it then, everything happens in a flash and if it wasn't for sensory distortion and the perception of slow motion for just a fraction of a second-there wouldn't even be time for that realization to set in.

i would want everyone to know that, even though i may not have been ready to throw in the towel quite yet, at least i went doing what i loved, wether it's work or riding....

hopefully there'd be some re-useable parts, burn the rest and set the ashes free in the mountains. if anyone remembers, elevenmile canyon, overlooking my favorite fishing hole would be my first choice. if not, no big deal; let the wind take it wherever, just as long as i'm not tied down in one spot somewhere.

one thing i've been pondering quite a bit is a living will. i'm not really at ease quite yet with my mortality, but i know now more than ever that it's inevitable. the thing that scares me more than death, is to be a vegetable. no thanks. if there's no chance of a meaningful recovery, i don't want to drag it out. life support by artificial means is alright as long as it's efficient to preserve donor materials for productive harvesting. i just can't see dragging on for months and months, and continuing to destroy one's loved ones.

i have a lot of passion for life and everything in it; make the most of every day folks, it can be over just that quickly.
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:11 PM   #21
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that changes a little when you get into a situation where you believe it's the very last moment of your last ride in this life.

there's no time to even really think about it then, everything happens in a flash and if it wasn't for sensory distortion and the perception of slow motion for just a fraction of a second-there wouldn't even be time for that realization to set in.
I didn't have that. My whole wreck is blacked out. I don't remember anything until 3 or 4 days later, and even then the memories are really spotty. I didn't realize how close I'd come until a week or so later. Even then, I still really didn't understand. It's something that's STILL hitting me piece by piece.


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one thing i've been pondering quite a bit is a living will. i'm not really at ease quite yet with my mortality, but i know now more than ever that it's inevitable. the thing that scares me more than death, is to be a vegetable. no thanks. if there's no chance of a meaningful recovery, i don't want to drag it out. life support by artificial means is alright as long as it's efficient to preserve donor materials for productive harvesting. i just can't see dragging on for months and months, and continuing to destroy one's loved ones.
I've thought quite a bit about the living will, as well, but haven't done it yet. I've vowed to do so before I begin riding again.

As for becoming a vegetable, (I HATE that terminology) my brother has been instructed not to allow me to be left in that condition. Like you, I'd rather be gone.
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:18 PM   #22
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I've told my wife that if I die riding I want her to do this:

cremate me;
take my ashes in the pickup;
head up my favorite bit of twisties close to the house;
do this during rush hour and go real slow;
wait for a big line of traffic to form up behind the pick-up;
let my ashes fly so that they fall on the cages lined up behind her;
then yell "That's a dead guy - one ya'll were always slowing down going over this hill."

Figure it would be a weird kind of revenge for the all the times I got
stuck behind incompetent drivers going over the mountain.


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Old 02-25-2006, 06:18 PM   #23
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WHY is this in Regional?








Never go to sleep (or RIDE) mad. That's why I'm such a peacemaker by nature, how awful would it be to have "unfinished business" with someone who doesn't come home from a ride. Or to be that rider, who left in a huff.
Everyone's day will come, and the best we can do is appreciate every day as the gift that it is!
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:26 PM   #24
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WHY is this in East Regional?
'cause only the good die young.
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:42 PM   #25
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'cause only the good die young.
I'm in trouble




I need to do somethin bad quick
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:42 PM   #26
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I want you guys to put a cross where I died and light it on FIRE.

Right there at Tasker's Gap?

Should we pull the R1 out of the mud and burn that, too?



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Old 02-25-2006, 07:59 PM   #27
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Right there at Tasker's Gap?
Should we pull the R1 out of the mud and burn that, too?
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:31 PM   #28
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My wife has been instructed to cremate me and throw may ashes into gravity cavity at Una Fucken Dilla....
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:06 AM   #29
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Whatever happens, please, under no circumstances, do not use the phrase, "at least he died doing what he loved." I don't want to die doing what I love. I want to live doing what I love. Just get everyone together, knock back a few Sierra Nevadas or Tupper's Hop Pockets... maybe a few belgians... Just don't say I died doing what I loved.

Get a living will and a medical power of atty if you love your loved ones. Don't end up putting your friends/family through a Terry Schiavo situation (yeah that is the extreme, but there are lesser cases much more frequently). If you have an opinion, get it in writing and make sure your friends loved ones know about it.
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:15 PM   #30
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I'd prefer to be buried in a hot supermodel.
Fixst for my enjoyment

This really belongs in JoMammy.
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