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post #1 of 11 Old 05-16-2012, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Benjava...you weren't with us too long...

Ben had a lot of friends around here and I wanted to let you guys know that Ben was killed on Sonora Pass yesterday on his motorcycle.

Sorry I don't post around here more, but here is a thread with some nice pics of Ben and good times had:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791411


Feel free to add your pics and memories of Ben either here or at ADV.



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post #2 of 11 Old 05-16-2012, 02:43 PM
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Oh my God. Two friends in one week. I can't belive this shit.



God speed Ben.

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post #3 of 11 Old 05-16-2012, 06:29 PM
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Son-of-a-*****, here we are still dealing with SLO-KLR, now we loose Ben.....
Miss ya already Ben.

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post #4 of 11 Old 05-16-2012, 06:38 PM
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Oh my God. Two friends in one week. I can't belive this shit.



God speed Ben.

I gave Ben those two of those tires, they were too thin for me to ride on. He got another 1200 miles out of em.

Like Darin, losing another friend hurts more than most can imagine.



Please, please ride safe....

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post #5 of 11 Old 05-17-2012, 06:46 PM
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From benjava's knowledgeable and responsible posts, he was the kind of guy you'd want with you on your RTW ride.

A loss to our community; deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-17-2012, 07:09 PM
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Bad bad day for all of us.

The last time I saw Ben was November 1, 2010. I was returning from San Diego and stopped at the Tioga Gas Mart and Whoa Nellie Deli. Standing in line and Ben taps me on the shoulder. Since his wife had never been there he made that happen by driving her there. It is a shame we have to ride to 395 and 120 to see a friend but it was worth the trip. God speed Ben.

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-17-2012, 10:37 PM
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Good Evening All Wise and Nimble,

I have not had the pleasure nor the fortune of meeting either SLO KLR nor Benjava. It is a great pleasure to see that they are both remembered with such positive comments and emotion. That is the true desire in life: to have made an impression and to be remembered well after you have gone. It seems that every member here is doing a fantastic job of keeping their memories alive. God Bless.

I am proud to be a very small part of this site.

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post #8 of 11 Old 05-17-2012, 11:03 PM
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It's a shame.
RIP Ben..

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Sad news, condolences to family and friends, ride safe everyone.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-18-2012, 07:19 PM
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Wow. Only met twice, I reckon, but I remember those tires. RIP brother. This is a bitch of a time.




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