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    Lost a close friend, and riding partner yesterday

    I lost a very close friend yesterday, he was a riding buddy as well. He bought both of my bikes off me in the past few years when I started to get back into the sport. He was by my side riding many a saturday night after working a 12 hour day doing a side job. Not only was he a close friend, but a fellow electrician, never did a side job without him, and rode together as well. He bought my old diamond back off me, and most recently my 2010 scott genius. What I would do for one last ride with him...

    Driver killed attempting to avoid dead bear | Concord Monitor
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    Im so sorry to hear that. It's not easy losing friends. Sending vibes your way.
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    Sorry to read this. Way too young.

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    sorry for your loss.
    God speed to the surviving family and friends.
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    Wow, sorry to hear. I just read that story the other day.

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    Thank you for all the kind words it was tough the other night attending the special prayer service for his family etc..the next few days will be hard as well, wake tonight, funeral saturday. This was his favorite time of year, one of my best friends (his brother in law), my brother (his other brother inlaw) , his brother and his cousin did somewhat of a memorial ride at Bear brook of all places last night. I say that because the accident invlolved a bear, he was nicknamed "Bear" "bear claw" "kung fu panda" "poe" etc... so it's fitting and it was one of his and all of our favorite places. After the ride went out to eat and was able to laugh and remember him. Here is his obituary ...

    Peabody Funeral Homes - Obituary
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    Hang in there manch, very sorry to hear you lost such a good friend. The ride sounds like a great way to honor him and share with other friends.

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    So young. Sorry to hear. Glad he is in heaven.
    Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.

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    Hang tough Manch, ride on for your friend. If anyone needed proof to Live each day.....

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    This is heartbreaking. Im so sorry for your loss. Having read your post and the article he sounds like he was not only a great friend but an asset to to those around him. Take solice in the fact you were able to have a friend like him, however short it was. My condolences to you all
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    Prayers and karma to you and his family.

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    So sorry. Sounds like he was truly one of the good guys on this planet.

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