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#1005001 - 02/08/18 09:42 PM Re: The Juan and only. [Re: EffBee]  
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I also met Juan and his wife in Salida. He was a terrific wit and funnnnnnny.! I will miss him. Thanks for posting this wHIPdON.


h A N N A b O N E
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Versailles, Windy-Anna
#1005013 - 02/09/18 04:09 AM Re: The Juan and only. [Re: Whip]  
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I don't think I ever met them, but sorry to hear this anyway. To echo Tallman, above, RIP - Ride in Peace.


Peter AlgοΏ½ver
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#1005014 - 02/09/18 05:47 AM Re: The Juan and only. [Re: algover]  
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Sad news, sorry to hear Larry.


Bill

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#1005016 - 02/09/18 06:52 AM Re: The Juan and only. [Re: roadscholar]  
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Anyone that rode a Super Tenere must be missed. I also met him in Red Lodge, and I think I met him one other time. You spoke of him many times.


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#1005020 - 02/09/18 01:00 PM Re: The Juan and only. [Re: Whip]  
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From Juan's wife Aline.

" Dear Larry... Dear all... I read this and had mixed emotions, and yes, it also rained on my keyboard 😒 I thank you so much from the bottom of my πŸ’” what you dared to share w/all of us, with this you helped me get connected with the rest of the people that we were delighted to meet on that great trip to Colorado; He was so happy since we were invited, that was our conversation (usually) from February to July 2016. We REALLY enjoyed the trip and meeting such wonderful people. Someone wrote that he had health issues and that he never complained... He REALLY NEVER COMPLAINED... To me my husband, my lover, the great father of our kids,my best friend...MY EVERYTHING tried to enjoy life at it's fullest, and I went with him where ever he wanted to go, 'cause we both compromised/and said we would stick together for better or for worse... And we did it for 35 years of marriage plus 2 1/2 years dating... We had good times and bad times as everybody does, but we decided to work on everything together...always...
My dearest Juan... He was not perfect, he was a normal man, w/defects & virtues... But he ALWAYS tried to do things as best as possible... And had great results, at least for/me 😬
Thank you Fer for what you wrote, true poetry, we did not even realize that you saw us that way... It has filled my heart and giving me some cheering up for what you all wrote about us...specially about Juan, THANK YOU AGAIN.
Juan was really close to God & and in this grief I can tell you that he died in peace... He passed away July 5th, 2017 at 8:15 am.
I miss him soooooo much... I cry everyday (sometimes more than others) I understand that it was the best for him, but my heart is a bit stubborn and wants him HERE... I'm working on that.
I THANK YOU ALL SOOOOOOO MUCH for having my hubby as your friend!!! Hopefully I will see you all again someday soon... It would be great... God be with you all πŸ™πŸ»...Big squishy hugs to you all...
Aline πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™…πŸΌ"


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#1005033 - 02/09/18 04:00 PM Re: The Juan and only. [Re: Whip]  
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People who knew Juan will definitely miss him. I had the pleasure of tagging along with him and his lovely wife Aline on the way to Red Lodge. When my bike broke down in Colorado, they were kind enough to give this stranger a ride up to Montana with them. Even though missing out on the great riding in Montana due to my bike breaking down was a bad thing, it also had a benefit. It gave me the chance to spend time getting to know Juan and Aline that I otherwise would've missed out on by riding. These are two world-class people that I'm thankful to have met and spent time with. I was sad when I heard the news of Juan's passing and it always seems like the good people you want around you pass way too quickly. "The candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long." I would've loved to have seen him again and hopefully when it's my time I will. Vaya con Dios mi amigo. cry


16 FJR1300ES

2001 R1100RT (Gone)
2003 K1200GT (Bent)
2004 K1200GT (Gone)
2007 K1200GT (Gremlin's Ate It)
2009 R1200RT-P (Retired)
2014 R1200RT-P (Collecting Dust)
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