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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Rockdale, il
Location: Rockdale, il
Sportbike: Looking at a shiny Huffy!
Years Riding: 20+ yrs.
How you found us: member
A few words from David's (crankbass) wife
She asked me to post this......
"I am not sure in what way it is appropriate to address all of you. I am David Ryan's wife. Many of you know David as Crankbass who recently passed away on a Flat 4 Tour in Wisconsin. I have read, reread and read again the forum for fallen friends on your website. Although at times it was painful, I think it is necessary to pass on some thanks.
Thanks to all of you for caring to the degree that you do. David was a very passionate person and did nothing half way. He truly loved the organized rides and had another one planned for this coming weekend. I don't think anyone is more surprised than David at the outcome of his last ride.
I have felt at times as if I have invaded your privacy, for this I apologize however, I would ask your understanding in some obsessive behavior to understand his last moments as I was not there to see anything. Your candor, your sadness and your descriptions of David has helped to a degree answer some questions for me. We did not get the needed closure, good byes or last moments as I would have hoped much later in life. I am glad to know that David left this world without fear, and without knowledge of what was to happen. He died instantly as I have been told and I feel better having read the words of those of you who shared his last day. He also was very fortunate to die doing one of the things that he loved the most. David was aware of the risks of what he was doing; it could be argued that his passion overcame his knowledge of the risks at times, but that is just how he was.
This was an accident. No one is to blame, except perhaps for a few instances of distraction on David's part, not anyone else. David was an excellent rider. If you were with him at the time of the accident, please know that you are not to blame. Please do not continue to fret over this. There is enough sadness as it is. David would never want any of his friends to worry for a second about something he did. It would in fact bother him greatly. There is no fault here, just the sad reality that things like this happen. To those of you injured on this ride, I truly hope that you are doing well and that you are able to heal quickly.
All of you please, continue to ride with prudence. I wish you all well.
With sincere gratitude on behalf of myself, our kids and David's family,
Living life! Because before you know it it is over!