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post #1 of 13 Old 06-19-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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It is with the deepest regret that I inform you of the loss of my friend and KLR forum member Gianni Manganelli (Arter M. Titsworth)

Gianni was in an accident on Hwy 101 involving a car, I dont know the detail but suffice to say, it was a tragic loss of a young man in his prime.

New to KLR's and offroading in general Gianni picked it up very fast and I
was impressed by how good he had become in such little time.

Most notably, on our last trail ride, he rode an elder injured rider on the back of his bike safely to the end of the trail.
He was a real hero that day and everyone recognized what a great person
he was for his sacrifices tohelp others.

His father (Sauro) and family are devastated as am I.

Rest In Peace my friend.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-19-2011, 08:19 PM
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Lousy news.

I met Gianni on Doc's ride. He was a top notch individual.

RIP Gianni.


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post #3 of 13 Old 06-19-2011, 08:31 PM
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Man, I'm sorry to hear that. You and the family will be in my thoughts.

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post #4 of 13 Old 06-19-2011, 08:40 PM
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Condolences,Sad to here about the loss of a life,especialy when they are young and have a whole life ahead of them.

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-19-2011, 10:26 PM
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My prayers are with him and his family tonight.......
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-19-2011, 11:06 PM
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Condolences to his friends and family, God rest his soul.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-20-2011, 12:09 AM
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I was just reading that ride report and he sounded like a great guy and one I would like to know.
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-20-2011, 12:16 AM
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Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
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May God keep his soul. Please express my condolences to his family and friends.
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-20-2011, 08:01 AM
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What a tragic loss. From what little time we here had here with him, I want to believe this young man will live on in the hearts of those he left behind.

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