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#985418 - 04/22/17 09:52 AM Paul Winter [racer7] has died
OldBMWMaster Offline

Registered: 05/12/07
Posts: 133
Loc: Pleasure Island, NC
Many of you know Paul and know that he has fought kidney failure for years. He never did get a transplant and succumbed to his disease Thursday night 4/20/17.

Paul is the one who convinced Barbie and me to attend the UnRally and was my best riding companion. He rode very fast and was safe while doing it. Not many can do that. I doubt anyone will ever make the run from Wilmington, NC to Savannah GA as quickly as he and I did. The memories will stay with me forever. RIP buddy.
Old BMWs can be repaired.

#985419 - 04/22/17 10:43 AM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
ArmyGuy Offline

Registered: 07/03/07
Posts: 664
Loc: Fort Huachuca, AZ
I am sorry for the loss of your friend and riding buddy.

14 R12GS
07 G650X Challenge

#985420 - 04/22/17 11:10 AM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
TEWKS Offline

Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 6685
Loc: Tewksbury, MA.
Sorry to hear that. frown

"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed" Curly Howard

#985428 - 04/22/17 02:54 PM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
tallman Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 19610
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
So sorry to hear this.
Condolences to family and friends.
If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#985429 - 04/22/17 03:09 PM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
taylor1 Offline

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 295
Loc: Harkers Island N.C.
Never had the pleasure of meeting Paul in person , but swapped a few Carolina stories with him via pm through this site. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

#985438 - 04/22/17 04:54 PM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
lawnchairboy Offline
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Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 3467
Loc: Traffic hell, VA
ride on.
06 R12RT (for sale) 11 R12GS (for sale) 11 KTM990 ADV

The focus is sharp in the city.

#985443 - 04/22/17 06:08 PM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
Bud Online
68% of an RT

Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 6762
Loc: Southern Illinois
So sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences on losing a great riding buddy.
Picking up my new ride on the way to FART.

#985585 - 04/24/17 01:37 PM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
Foot Offline

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 1095
Loc: Dunlap, TN
I met him at a couple of our events. He was a really nice guy, he will be missed.
2015 R1200GSA
2009 R1200GS (Sold)

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid-in-sideways, totally worn out, shouting, WOW, What a ride!

#986595 - 05/05/17 03:07 PM Re: Paul Winter [racer7] has died [Re: OldBMWMaster]
TyTass Online

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 3696
Wow! I just saw this. I'm gutted. He was a terrific guy. I knew he was struggling last I PM'ed him, but didn't know how bad it was, of course.

He will be sorely missed.
11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca