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#719967 - 08/18/11 01:29 AM Re: Craig the shopkeeper [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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We rode by the parked car he hit on Wednesday. He ripped about 1/3 of the front bumper cover off, and that was one hell of an embankment he went down. Could of / should of been a lot worse. Glad to hear he is recovering.


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#719972 - 08/18/11 01:52 AM Re: Craig the shopkeeper [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Glad to hear he is on the mend.


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#719975 - 08/18/11 02:18 AM Re: Craig the shopkeeper [Re: Highway41]  
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Originally Posted By: Highway41
His name is Craig Whitfill and he also has a photo studio. His friend and co-worker Bill said he told him he woke up as he was going over the side into the kudzu and trees. I saw the front bumper tore off the blue car he clipped on the way over on my way out on 226A Thursday.
Bill

Craig has had a very creative and productive career as a scientist, being involved in development of a new technique for immunizing chickens by immunizing the eggs before they hatch.

A brief synopsis here:
http://www.immunobio.com/immunobio-team-cwhitfill.php


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#719976 - 08/18/11 02:24 AM Re: Craig the shopkeeper [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]  
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I was on the ride out with him and Barry. Craig, if you don't know, had this vintage bmw he'd had since he was in his 20's. He and his wife had been riding it while living in Switzerland.

His wife had come over to our table during the ice cream social and during the conversation, had asked if we were headed out the next day and if they could join us. She was supposed to be on that ride and I'm not sure what happened but she didn't show. Talk about luck.

We followed him up to Grandfather on the BRP and he was obviously a good rider.

Glad to hear he is doing better. He and his wife are just great people.



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#720180 - 08/19/11 12:10 AM Re: Craig the shopkeeper [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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Thanks all for the updates on Craig. Glad to hear the good news.
The initial info was all I got and it was sketchy and bad. I foresee a good deal of doctors visits in his immediate future.

I assume the bike is fairly well damaged. Any idea if he is going to repair it? Probably a bit soon to know that, I guess.


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#720234 - 08/19/11 01:55 AM Re: Craig the shopkeeper [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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Thanks for the update Matt. Good to hear that he is on the mend!


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