ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
Mini Trail OP
nb
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: West Tennessee
Oddometer: 2,217
Fast Jack 1967?-2010

Jack Bailey, Adv rider's FAST JACK was pronounced dead at 3:30pm January, 22 2010. From what I understand talking to friends an co-workers and what is posted at tnridereports.com Jack succumbed to a massive stoke he suffered on Tuesday. He leaves his wife Laurie, 4 year old daughter and son twins Ian and Meckenzie, step-daughter Candi and mother Mary.

There is already mention of this in the Memphis Dinner Ride thread, but I wanted to start a thread so that visitors outside of Memphis could get information and post thoughts.

A lot of ADV riders know Jack, not from posting on the site, but from real world meetings at races, dual sport events and trail riding all over the country. Like his father who died just a year and a half ago, he was the genuine article.
__________________
Your cycle had a bell on it.
Mini Trail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
Mini Trail OP
nb
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: West Tennessee
Oddometer: 2,217
Everyone who knows Jack is completely blown away by this news. Hardly any of us can understand the situation. None of us can claim to be in better shape or as active as Jack. If this had been anyone else I could justify it, but I knew Jack and it will never add up. Godspeed.

__________________
Your cycle had a bell on it.
Mini Trail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
gaspipe
Wandering Soul
 
gaspipe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Pickwick Lake, Tennessippi
Oddometer: 11,352
I had the good fortune to get to ride with Jack a few times, and to get to know him. The world lost a good man.

I am stunned and speechless. Vaya con Dios, my friend. May your trails be wind prodigiously and be neverending.

__________________
gaspipe [the original]

Hair of the dog....
gaspipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
Zecatfish
XTique Rider
 
Zecatfish's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Arkansas USA
Oddometer: 7,925
I barely knew him,
I was suppose to go riding with him and some others, and offered my place as a place to park. What a tragedy... I really feel for his family.
__________________
Google Earth GPS Howto (still a work in progress) use USGS TOPO Maps to layout trails.
http://home.windstream.net/catfish/GPS


The Early Bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
https://sites.google.com/site/ozarkadventuretours/

Zecatfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 04:49 PM   #5
DC950
Microadventurer
 
DC950's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Memphis, Motorcycle Purgatory
Oddometer: 2,786
Jack was a truly fine human being and the best dirt rider I've ever seen. The tips he gave me made a tremendous difference in my riding.

Jack might not think he had 500 friends, but I know there were 500 people who considered him their friend. I've never known anyone like him. He was always willing to share his vast knowledge, tools, RV, time, everything.

Last time I raced, me and the rest of the worn out brigade were under his canopy at his RV, trying to cool off and relax. I was lapped by him as usual and like always he shouted out "DC!" as he blew past. Jack finally comes riding up, helmet off, with one hand on the bars. As he rode to the back of the RV, he tossed something on the ground. It was the Senior A 1st place plaque. "Yeah, I won my class" he said.



Keep riding Jack, or like you would say "man, you got to twist that throttle - waaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!".
__________________
God. Family. Motorcycles. Guns. Music. Books. Dogs. Beer. Baseball. Work. That about covers it.


DC950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 04:55 PM   #6
stinkfinger
Chickenfat dirtbiker
 
stinkfinger's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: North Mississippi
Oddometer: 1,221
They are going to hold the Hare Scramble race tommorrow in honor of
Jack, at Saulsbury TN. Come out to the race
tommorrow, the weather may even clear.

Tony
stinkfinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 06:56 AM   #7
NC-Okie
Beastly Adventurer
 
NC-Okie's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Oddometer: 2,831
I never had the privilege to meet or Ride with Fast Jack, but feel the World has Lost a Good Man.

Godspeed Fast Jack

My thoughts and best wishes go out to his Family.
NC-Okie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 05:39 PM   #8
Mike Honcho
Got Beaver?
 
Mike Honcho's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: 90 MPH down a dead end road...
Oddometer: 2,363
God bless his family in this time of loss. He sounds like like a great guy!
__________________
The secret to a long relationship: Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty.
Mike Honcho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 12:34 PM   #9
DC950
Microadventurer
 
DC950's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Memphis, Motorcycle Purgatory
Oddometer: 2,786
__________________
God. Family. Motorcycles. Guns. Music. Books. Dogs. Beer. Baseball. Work. That about covers it.


DC950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 05:03 PM   #10
Cliff-77
Lost Adventurer
 
Cliff-77's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Miss,
Oddometer: 1,067
Fast Jack

Hate to hear the sad news,he'll be missed,GOD bless those he left behind.
Cliff-77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 05:10 PM   #11
Guy Young
Beastly Adventurer
 
Guy Young's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: North Chesterfield, VA
Oddometer: 8,408
Never met the gent, but sounds like a someone we all need to meet.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
__________________
GB Young Services, LLC
Garage Project: http://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Family/Garage-Project
Guy Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 10:02 AM   #12
PatrickG450
point, aim and twist
 
PatrickG450's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: earth
Oddometer: 108
For many of you here I am one of the ADMINs over at TRR, I knew Jack well and got to learn, ride and share with him. He is truly a genuine man.

You can visit the thread over there:

http://www.tnridereports.com/viewforum.php?f=84&sid=835c3539ba2c7622a6e97f86444c7f47

Thanks for starting the thread here Mini, hope to ride with you again. My man Stinky I will see ya soon. Zecatfish, I was one of the riders that came over the day after Xmas, (black DR650 was me and the KLR rider Jay) thanks again for you hospitality. I hope to see you again and would love to ride with ya.

All of us who met him know we are better people for knowing him. Now you can ride it all buddy, every road, every trail and climb every hill.

My fav quote from our site:


FAST JACK Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:07 pm


"Farts are not aerodynamic"
__________________
posting number is not any indication of how seasoned of a rider you are, anyone can go into the basement and post crap and not do any real ADV'ing.
PatrickG450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 10:27 AM   #13
Cliff-77
Lost Adventurer
 
Cliff-77's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Miss,
Oddometer: 1,067
F.Jack

''Farts are not aerodynamic" good one Jack,thanks i like.R.I.P.
Cliff-77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 02:43 PM   #14
DJones
Gnarly Adventurer
 
DJones's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Dalton, GA
Oddometer: 170
Sorry to here the bad news. I met Jack back in 94 thru the MSHS series. I can remember him and his dad at the starting line on a big old CR 500 Honda. That thing would really come out of the hole!

He always had a smile on, and seemed to enjoy life. I wish his family and friends the best through these hard times. RIP

Doug Jones
DJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 06:34 PM   #15
arkansawyer
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Hot Springs
Oddometer: 1,939
I remember Jack from a few races in the mid nineties. He was a real character and a nice guy. If there were two hundred other people there, Jack still stood out. You always knew when he was around. I remember him helping the C class guys.
It's too bad I didn't get to ride some dual purpose with him.
If anyone wonders, he really was fast. Effortless fast.
__________________
When you come to a fork in the road, take the single track instead.
arkansawyer is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014