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i hate finding shit out like this. - when you don't know what to do...
do the next thing
tashabear
tashabear
i hate finding shit out like this.
I was tooling around on a motorcycle website, when I came across a memorial page for a guy named Adam Bell. "Oh, crap," says I, "I knew an Adam Bell at the dojo in Marlboro." So I clicked.

It was him. My bud, Adam, this crazy, hilarious, smile-that'd-blind-you English bastard that was so much fun to work out with... He died. He died
two years ago
in a fucking stupid car accident -- an elderly driver turned left into his lane and he ran into the side of her car. He later died of his injuries. He'd been married for 13 months. Hell, I didn't even know he had found a girlfriend, never mind gotten married. And I don't know if our friend Joe knew he'd died; I need to call him in the morning.

I know riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Adam wore leathers, he was a very experienced, trained rider, and he still got killed riding. I'm not going to let that stop me, though. I don't think Adam would have wanted me to stop riding on his account.

He would have given me shit for riding a cruiser, though. :-)

i feel: sad sad

18 trips or shoot the rapids
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alphaggek From: alphaggek Date: August 24th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC) (base camp)
***HUGS****
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Thanks.
alphaggek From: alphaggek Date: August 24th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Anytime babe
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: August 24th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm sorry.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Thanks.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, BTW, do you know if Lucy at Mind's Eye carries plain black Colonial roving? I want to make some black wool sewing thread. I figured you'd know better than I; I haven't been in there in a few years.
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: August 24th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
No idea. I have a metric ass-tonne of black romney-X and shetland if you want some.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Might take you up on that. I don't need much; I can get a lot of thread out of an ounce of fiber.
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: August 24th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I think I have some alpaca I could spare too. Well, I have a whole black fleece that's not been processed yet, but I think I also have some alpaca roving.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 25th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC) (base camp)
Thanks, but I don't think alpaca would work. I'm making sewing thread, remember.
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: August 25th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
Understood. However, I find it easy to spin alpaca really fine and it makes a very smooth strong yarn for that weight. It's also a really nice inky black. If you want a handful to experiment with, I've got plenty.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 25th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC) (base camp)
Weeeeellll... I've never spun it before. Never let it be said I'm not open to new things. ;-)
goingdriftless From: goingdriftless Date: August 24th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*hugs*
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 24th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Thanks hon.
starseeker1221 From: starseeker1221 Date: August 24th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*Hugs*
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 25th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
My world just keeps getting smaller.

I wouldn't have expected Adam to marry anyone who was less than awesome.
florentinescot From: florentinescot Date: August 25th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*hug*
was1 From: was1 Date: August 25th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm sorry to hear about Adam, especially the way you heard about his passing after the fact.

Riding a motorcycle does increase your risk of an accident, but it can be done safely. Play safe and live your life as you want.
18 trips or shoot the rapids