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Old 08-20-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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Doug Bingham rumor

Reported on Yahoo sidecar talk that Doug Bingham had closed his retail shop, too much overhead.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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I see Doug every couple of months or so at at local Monday Bike Night gathering. His health has been poor and I'm afraid that age may be catching up with him. Last Monday, although he wasn't in attendance, it was mentioned that he had sent out the fliers for his annual Griffith Park Rally.

I'm glad to read that he is only closing his shop and not that he had passed! Whew!
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:01 PM   #3
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Doug Bingham closing his shop?

Originally Posted by davebig View Post
Reported on Yahoo sidecar talk that Doug Bingham had closed his retail shop, too much overhead.
Doug and I corresponded at length over the years. When I stopped riding dropped him a note and told him why.
He responded with the comment..keep riding even with a chair. Sadly for me that was not to be, then.
Doug had a horrific accident a few years back? Said accident may well have shortened his life expectancy.
However as with all of us, he too is getting on in years..
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Old Yesterday, 06:38 AM   #4
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Doug is around 75 years old. He has done it all it seems. We typically communicate every month or so. The label of 'Mr. Sidecar' does fit him as he has been around the block many times. He and the late Hal Kendall, Jim Dodson along with others really helped kept sidecaring to keep going in this country in a big way. Hats off to Doug.

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Old Yesterday, 07:17 AM   #5
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I hope he hangs around for a long time yet as he is one of a kind. I am planning on making the Griffith Park Rally this year and I hope they continue on for a long time also.
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