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Old 11-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #121
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Kurt RIP

For the past 24 hours I have been sick and angry thinking that Kurt's accident was caused by another human being. Hearing otherwise now I am extremely sad and calm knowing that he did not hit a booby trap. May he RIP
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:01 PM   #122
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My heart is saddened by this loss, my deepest condolences to his family. I met Kurt a few years ago at a race and he was very nice guy, my prayers go out to all that he knew and touched with his life. Rest In Peace brother you'll be missed.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:05 PM   #123
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I'm really sad...

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:23 PM   #124
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I read about this earlier today, and it's truly sad. I will miss rooting for him in the Dakar. Top shelf guy from any interview I've seen, and a super talented rider. The KTM release says it well. Godspeed Kurt, too soon.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #125
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Kurt's mechanic has the bike and says he hit a cow, horse or other large animal. This is via his Instagram account.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:27 AM   #126
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I would like to share a short piece that I wrote -

http://www.enduro360.com/2013/11/16/...comment-212151


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Old 11-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #127
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Thanks Chilly.

Ride on Kurt.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:51 AM   #128
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Not a booby trap

Just read an "official" update re: Kurt's death. It was in a remote location with no spectators.

This is information from Kawasaki rider Taylor Robert

"I want to make something very clear and stop the rumors. Kurt Caselli did not crash because of a man made booby trap, a spectator, or any other nonsense that people are saying about his accident. My teammate Ricky Brabec was the fist person to Kurt which was in a very secluded area with no Spectators. Ivan Ramirez showed up shortly after Ricky. They decided Ricky would go get help while Ivan stayed with Kurt. Even though the news didn't come out until the night time the accident happened while there was still daylight, and didn't have anything to do with racing at night. This was merely a racing accident and had nothing to do with booby traps, spectators, or another vehicle so please stop spreading rumors.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:15 AM   #129
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Good to know it just honest racing. He was a bright star and will be sorely missed.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #130
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Ridiculous!
It's why I have him on ignore.


I keep hoping I'll read this is all a big mistake. Sadly, it's not.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #131
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Poor guy.
Poor family. I am very sorry.

RIP


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Old 11-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #132
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For those who knew Kurt such as Chilly, thanks for your personal postings.

I did not know Kurt personally but because of the forums and blogs,etc, that I read and follow, I felt I did and as a result feel very saddened by this loss. I thought it was so great when he stepped in and up at last year's Dakar and was so looking forward to his participation in 2014.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #133
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Cry

It was so strange, that yesterday I opened my AMA motorcyclist magazine and read the nice article about Kurt and to see the news this morning about his death. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP Kurt.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:43 AM   #134
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I would like to share a short piece that I wrote -

http://www.enduro360.com/2013/11/16/...comment-212151
great tribute to kurt, thanks chilly.

having spent some time with kurt, one will feel how much he's loved by many.

i'm at a loss, though nothing compared to his family and friends. my sympathy goes to them.

i'm not much into racing and didn't know kurt until i met him at the ktm rally a few months ago in steamboat springs. early friday morning, i joined his group ride (really glad i did, one opportunity that will never happen again). we talked briefly but frequently. for 3 days, i ran on to him all the time since i like to wander and take pictures.

he has a very shy demeanor but approachable. always have the time for the rally participants and his fans.

because of his wonderful personality and attitude, i got drawn to him and immediately became fond of him. once i got home after the rally, i googled kurt casseli.......and i was impressed. my first thought was...this kid is bound to be a legend!

i took a bunch of pics at the rally and over the shoulder, and this is my favorite...the sport and people who care for kurt will miss him dearly.



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Old 11-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #135
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Tribute Video

Here is a tribute video for Kurt:




And this is a video put together a few years ago.

Description: Director Cuyler Ruskin and Wiley Watson take you on a very personal journey into the life of 2007 ISDE & WORCS Champion Kurt Caselli. As the Gears Turn is packed with footage of Caselli riding with his buddies Tim Weigand and Daryl Eckland at various places including 395 MX, Kyle Redmunds Endurocross track and some wicked trails
near his home in Palmdale, CA Music by Santa Cruz , Ca

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