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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Camden, NY
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Location: Camden, NY
Sportbike: YZF600R
Years Riding: Looooooong time.
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Hello everyone!

Been meaning to pop in and register.

My name is Ron. I'm an admin over at YZF600R.com I've known a few members here, most notably Ashwin (screen name Ashwingop) who had passed away a few years ago.

I registered for two reasons:

- Ash loved this site. In fact, when I met him he had on a CLSB shirt and was talking about this site and how amazing it was. The turnout from the CLSB family at his funeral was quite amazing and heartwarming (and yes, heartwrenching too, you're an amazing crew).

- I have been able to acquire his old #788 trackbike and proceeded to redo it. Prior to his passing, he and I had spoken of redoing his paintjob. It was something he simply rattlecanned together to get him out on the track. He kicked around the idea of a "real" paintjob someday and I finally did it. I did everything exactly as I would've had I been doing it for him (because, even though he's no longer here, it still was for him). I stressed a lot and worked very hard at it hoping it was something he would've approved of. I also shared the pics with Nimmy and Gopal (his Mom and Dad) and they approved so I guess I did it right.

I'm going to sort of nose around in here a bit throughout the afternoon (posting from my shop as paint drys) and see where the appropriate place would be to share the pics of his bike. Yes, even though I own it, I still call it his.

I am also proud to say that after years of his pushing me to do a track day, I finally did my very first one at NYST with the NESBA crew last weekend with the #788 and had an amazing time. I'm definitely hooked and the 788 and I will be doing many more miles on the track.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
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Sportbike: DRZ,VFR & Misc. Dirtbikes
Years Riding: 35 years
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welcome, I only rode with Ashwin a couple times but he was a great dude. Can't wait to see the pics of the bike.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 11:49 AM
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chicago Heights, IL.
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Location: Chicago Heights, IL.
Sportbike: 82 Suzuki GS650G, 2006 Yamaha FZ6
Years Riding: Started in 2010
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I see no reason why you can't post pics here. If you repost them in another thread later I'm positive nobody will mind.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Fried SPAM n Eggs anyone?
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Gurnee
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Location: Gurnee
Sportbike: 2002 GSXR-1000
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Welcome!! I hope to see the pics as well...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 09:51 AM
d0 work s0n!
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Great way to keep his memory alive. Welcome.


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