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Old 11-16-2013, 03:35 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Aussie66 View Post
Sad sad news

RIP, A fresh smile, new american spirit for the Dakar.

Prayers and thoughts for his family and friends.

Quite a few from the rally fraternity up there now. I am sure Ivan will show him around.
So right!

As an American expatriate living in Dakar country (Peru), I was so appreciative that Kurt was our Ambassador for this event. He truly had an unassuming way with all that talent!


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Old 11-16-2013, 03:40 AM   #32
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My god, I'm absolutely floored by this news. So devastating for Kurt and his family. Sadly just before bed, I read an Instagram comment string where someone mentioned how hard it must be to be a parent of one of the competitors and (I believe it was) Kurt's mom chimed in about just having to trust that your child has the talent and skill to pull things through safely to the end. It was a general comment before any of this happened. Gutted.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:58 AM   #33
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Absolutely tragic
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:46 AM   #34
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F*&#ing hell...

Vaya con Dios, Kurt.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #35
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I would see Kurt every year at the KTM Dealer Meeting and he always remembered me and was glad to see me. What a great guy and a gentleman. He is going to be terribly missed by the motorcycling community.
This is a tough pill to swallow. RIP Kurt Caselli.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:10 AM   #36
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Guess you know who your friends are when most of your FB feed is about Kurt.

Vaya con Dios, you were a good one.

As a parent, I can't imagine surviving your child. Hope that his folks can find a way through.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:21 AM   #37
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Off Road bike racing just lost its greatest, and he still had more on tap.

You'll be missed Kurt.

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Old 11-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #38
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Just saw this news posted on PYNDON's FB page. Devistating news to hear about the loss of any rider doing what he or she loves.

Ride on Kurt in a better place.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #39
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Gutted for his family.
My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Rest In Peace Kurt
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:16 AM   #40
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Don't care if it's 205! Kurt RIP!

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Old 11-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #41
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Wow, so sad, such a great talent too. RIP Kurt.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #42
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Seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:50 AM   #43
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:53 AM   #44
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Very sad news - condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #45
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God noooo...

This year was terrible... We missed too many friends...
I feel terrible for his family and close friends... This is just painful... I hope they find a way through this difficult time.

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