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#1 SkooterG

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:38 AM

It is with great regret that I am reporting that one of our forum members died this past Friday. Larry Winter "lawinter" died after crashing his FJR. Larry was from the Denver, CO area.

While on a ride with another forum member, Larry lost control on a tight left hand turn, missed the turn and was fatally injured. Death was immediate. I have been told the pace was leisurely, and speed was not a factor.

Please join me in expressing my sincerest condolences to Larry's family. 

They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

I was sent this info and am passing it on. What I know, I have shared. Please no questions about details. I don't know anything further. This has been extremely difficult for the rider that was riding with Larry, and he has asked that I not mention him. I will respect his wishes.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:53 AM

Prayers going out for Larry and those he left behind. It's a helpless feeling, reading something like this. 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:53 AM

he will be in my prayers 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:55 AM

What can I say that has not already been said. :rip: Larry aka "lawinter" 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:55 AM

Very sad news. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:58 AM

That is BAD news. blink.gif blink.gif :eh: :eh: 

I only know him as a familiar name on this board - as is the case with most. However, we can all put ourselves in lawinter's place...doesn't take much of a mistake or miscalculation to make it our last.

My thoughts and prayer's are with lawinter's family. This will no doubt be an extremely difficult time for his family.

Sad, sad, sad!

Rest in peace, LAWINTER...

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"Stef, I am glad you and your wife will be OK after a healing period.
Get well and ride again soon.
Glad the gear worked cuz I get laughed at 
gearing up for my short commute to and from work.
Heal well and enjoy that great food in Italy.
Larry " 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:05 AM

So sad. I see he was one of those who wished Teerex well on his recent episode. :erm: 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:09 AM

:rip: angel.gif angel.gif angel.gif Very sad indeed. God speed Larry and Lord, hold his family close to help them get through this time!! 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:11 AM

My Condolences to Family & Friends! RIP lawinter Larry. God Speed

Sad news. I'm feeling the chills. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:13 AM

"Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life"
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Rest in Peace lawinter. 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:13 AM

Rest in peace Larry.......... 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:18 AM

My deepest sympathy goes out to all his family and friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:21 AM

I echo the sentiments of the others. Thoughts are with friends and family during these difficult times. 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:36 AM

Rest in Peace Larry.
Deepest sympathy to his family & friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:43 AM

Sad news indeed.... rest well "lawinter" and sincere condolences to family and friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:49 AM

I am so sorry to hear that we have lost a good friend. Larry was always willing to help. I know he helped me and my wife when we needed a reputable dealer for servicing in Colorado. He was a great biker and a friend of bikers. If his family needs help of any kind, I hope they would let us know. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones, one and all.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:53 AM

Only the good die young. Condolences to his family and friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:54 AM

Larry I'm speechless.
I found your get-well message so positive and encouraging.
And now this.
Farewell, bro. May you rest in peace.
My thoughts are with your family, as I know yours would have been with mine
if our fates had been reversed.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:56 AM

My best to Larry's family. I hope that his family can find some comfort in knowing that he left this world doing something that he truly loved. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:11 PM

Damn....

my condolences to family and friends.

So long Brother. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:38 AM

It is with great regret that I am reporting that one of our forum members died this past Friday. Larry Winter "lawinter" died after crashing his FJR. Larry was from the Denver, CO area.

While on a ride with another forum member, Larry lost control on a tight left hand turn, missed the turn and was fatally injured. Death was immediate. I have been told the pace was leisurely, and speed was not a factor.

Please join me in expressing my sincerest condolences to Larry's family. 

They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

I was sent this info and am passing it on. What I know, I have shared. Please no questions about details. I don't know anything further. This has been extremely difficult for the rider that was riding with Larry, and he has asked that I not mention him. I will respect his wishes.

Be careful out there folks. Lord knows we all love riding our FJRs, and I am not about to start sermonizing. Please, just be careful. Don't let your next FJR ride be your last. 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:53 AM

Prayers going out for Larry and those he left behind. It's a helpless feeling, reading something like this. 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:53 AM

he will be in my prayers 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:55 AM

What can I say that has not already been said. :rip: Larry aka "lawinter" 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:55 AM

Very sad news. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:58 AM

That is BAD news. blink.gif blink.gif :eh: :eh: 

I only know him as a familiar name on this board - as is the case with most. However, we can all put ourselves in lawinter's place...doesn't take much of a mistake or miscalculation to make it our last.

My thoughts and prayer's are with lawinter's family. This will no doubt be an extremely difficult time for his family.

Sad, sad, sad!

Rest in peace, LAWINTER...

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"Stef, I am glad you and your wife will be OK after a healing period.
Get well and ride again soon.
Glad the gear worked cuz I get laughed at 
gearing up for my short commute to and from work.
Heal well and enjoy that great food in Italy.
Larry " 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:05 AM

So sad. I see he was one of those who wished Teerex well on his recent episode. :erm: 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:09 AM

:rip: angel.gif angel.gif angel.gif Very sad indeed. God speed Larry and Lord, hold his family close to help them get through this time!! 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:11 AM

My Condolences to Family & Friends! RIP lawinter Larry. God Speed

Sad news. I'm feeling the chills. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:13 AM

"Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life"
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Rest in Peace lawinter. 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:13 AM

Rest in peace Larry.......... 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:18 AM

My deepest sympathy goes out to all his family and friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:21 AM

I echo the sentiments of the others. Thoughts are with friends and family during these difficult times. 
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:36 AM

Rest in Peace Larry.
Deepest sympathy to his family & friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:43 AM

Sad news indeed.... rest well "lawinter" and sincere condolences to family and friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:49 AM

I am so sorry to hear that we have lost a good friend. Larry was always willing to help. I know he helped me and my wife when we needed a reputable dealer for servicing in Colorado. He was a great biker and a friend of bikers. If his family needs help of any kind, I hope they would let us know. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones, one and all.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:53 AM

Only the good die young. Condolences to his family and friends. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:54 AM

Larry I'm speechless.
I found your get-well message so positive and encouraging.
And now this.
Farewell, bro. May you rest in peace.
My thoughts are with your family, as I know yours would have been with mine
if our fates had been reversed.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:56 AM

My best to Larry's family. I hope that his family can find some comfort in knowing that he left this world doing something that he truly loved. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:11 PM

Damn....

my condolences to family and friends.

So long Brother. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:25 PM

A hard thing, this.

Tough, tough business. 

I shall light a candle for Larry and his family tonight. 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:35 PM

And I've added a small remembrance ribbon to his avatar 

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:40 PM

condolences to both larry's family, and the fjr rider that witnessed the loss...



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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:48 PM

    Sad. R.I.P. 

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:50 PM

    Deepest sympathy family & friends.
    God speed larry. Rest in peace 
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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:53 PM

    Always sad to hear of a fallen motorcyclist. Thoughts and prayers sent towards his family and friends.

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:07 PM

    I add my condolences as well to Larry's family and friends. I'll also echo Orangevale's offer to help out monetarily if his family requires.

    Maybe let us know through the board admins , if the board admins are alright with that ? dntknw.gif 
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family & friends. 
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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:21 PM

    Via con Dios, brother. I shall remember you as a friend.

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    And I've added a small remembrance ribbon to his avatar

    Perhaps, in his honor, we could add a "Gone but not forgotten" heading, hopefully to never be used again, but I'm afraid it will. 

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:25 PM

    A bitter pill for those of us left behind... but here's hoping Larry's in a much better place now, watching over the rest of us.

    My condolences to his family and friends in this time of sadness. 
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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:25 PM

    Condolences. cry.gif 

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    #32 S76

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:26 PM

    In the Bible, Ecclesiastes 9:11 says

    "I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurance befall them all."

    Unfortunately these tragic events are not reserved for the wicked, but can happen to any of us.

    Our prayers are for Larry and his family in this time of need.

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:26 PM

    Perhaps if someone from the Denver area reads his obit, they can share it with us. 

    They might also have some memoriam in his obit. so we can share/give a group gift in accordance with the family's wishes... 
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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:44 PM

    This is terrible news!!! 

    I went down yesterday on a low speed low-side and am still thinking about the burden on my family if something would have happened to me.

    Larry, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:48 PM

    So sad to read this. I recall Larry as being a friendly guy here and was especially looking forward to meeting him at WFO. We'd both opined about riding routes through the Colorado mountains, and I felt like I knew someone of a similar persuasion in talking about those routes and skiing. In a discussion about skiing, he had suggested I come back to ski Colorado again and that I might stay with him. I was hoping to show him some of our skiing gems during this July's rides. 

    So sorry for Larry's friends and family, but at least glad for him that he was doing the things he loved before he passed to the next world. 

    Rest in Peace, Larry. You'll be missed. 

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:53 PM

    I don't know why this kind of news literally makes me sick, but it does.

    Our prayers to all the family left behind. Our prayers are with you one and all.

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:04 PM

    What a shame. As others have said, he left this world doing something that he loved. Condolences to his family and friends. :rip: 
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    So sorry to hear about Larry. I live in Denver and didn't pay much attention to the papers over the weekend. When I get home tonight I'll dig them out and see what I can find. 

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:09 PM

    Rest in Peace my friend.

    My thoughts and prayers to Larry's Family and Friends.


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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:10 PM

    I'll be adding the number 374 (his FJRForum member #) to the back of my helmet for our fallen brother before I strap it on again, partly as a memoriam and partly as a reminder of how fragile our lives are each time I put it on. 

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    I went down yesterday on a low speed low-side and am still thinking about the burden on my family if something would have happened to me.

    Good to hear you're okay. Now let's get some details (in another thread) so we can all learn to be better and safer riders as a result. 
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    Larry, Rest in Peace, condolences to the family and friends. 

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    Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:13 PM

    Godspeed.

    He went out doing what he loved to do.

    I hope to be so fortunate when my time is due. 
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        R.I.P. Larry. 


        His riding friend and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. 
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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:18 PM

        Hard news.
        Prayers for Larry and his family. 
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        My heart goes out to Larry's friends and family. 

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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:48 PM

        With deepest sympathy to larry's friends and family. 

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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:12 PM

        We have lost a brother, Ride In Peace Larry. A candle lit and a prayer said for the family. 
        We also have a member here in deep grief and possibly un-bearable guilt. Strength to you my friend.
        Let us know if we can help. 
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        I hate to read or hear this every time it happens.

        Condolences to his family and friends. 

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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:34 PM

        Sorry to hear of this sad news, God Bless Larry and his family! R.I.P. 

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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:38 PM

        God speed Larry. Best wishes to your family.




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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:47 PM

        God Speed Larry!

        May you ride your beloved FJR throughout the heavens for all eternity.

        My condolences to Larry's family & friends. 

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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:56 PM

        It is allways sad to read of a death....particularly so when it is one of us. My prayers are with Larry's family. 

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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:58 PM

        My family & I will remember Larry in our prayers. 

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        Sorry to hear of Larry's fate. Prayers to the families and friends involved. This really makes us think about our own time and destiny and how vunerable we are. It is good one can go out doing the thing they love. R.I.P. Painman. <>< 

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        Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:58 PM

        Very Sad News. My condolences to Family and friends. 

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          Descanse en paz . My condolences to Family and friends. 

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          Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:09 PM

          I only knew Larry from reading his posts, but will miss him nontheless. I liked reading what he had to say. Godspeed Larry. 

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          Too sad for words sad.gif sad.gif 

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          Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:18 PM

          It really gets my attention when I hear about something like this. I know that it could be me sometime. I think a focus on safety should be in all our minds. Larry will be missed. I wish comfort to his family and all his friends during this very tough time. 

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          Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:19 PM

          I have been in a "fog" all afternoon after hearing this very sad news. Didn't know Larry, yet I feel a closeness to all of you, in a way that still surprises me at times. I often say to my wife (who asks why I'm looking at the FJR Forum so much) that these are all special people. We all share a very neat passion, that is different from many other riders. So when bad news hits, it hits us all.

          We all love riding, and we all know the risks inherant in our passion. I went for a ride after work today, and said a prayer for Larry, and his family. And, also for his fellow rider that day. Can't imagine what is going on in his head. Hope he knows the support he has from his fellow FJR riders.

          Peace Larry -- RIP. Jay 
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          Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:30 PM

          May God Bless him, keep him close and grant those he left behind peace and understanding.

          God Bless, and enjoy your eternal ride on roads never imagined. 
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            Rest In Peace, Larry. 
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            Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:00 PM

            :rip: :sad2: 
            My family's condolances to his. 
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            Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:01 PM

            This is sad news. Larry will be missed. When my time is up, I hope I'm also on an FJR and not in a wheelchair or a walker or a bed, or, God forbid, a Hover-Round. Godspeed, Larry. 
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            Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:14 PM

            Rest in peace Larry, my prayers go out for you and your family. 

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            My condolences to family and friends........... 
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            May you rest in peace bro 
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            Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:39 PM

            Sad, very sad.
            May his family find a measure of peace and comfort as quickly as possible. 

            It is a measure of a man's life to be remembered fondly, by so many, upon his passing. 

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            I"m very sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers go out to Larrys family and friends. godspeed Dwayne 

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            So Sorry,

            I hate to hear of things like this. 
            May peace be with you Larry. My heart goes out to your family and friends.

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              Damn. I hate this kinda thing. Hate it for his family. Hate it for him. 

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              Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:30 PM

              Oh my Lord... my heart sunk when I read this & I'm crying. To Larry, rest in peace my FJR brother. To his family & friends please accept my most deepest sympathies.

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              Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:51 PM

              This is bad, very bad. He may have gone doing what he loved, but his family and friends who loved him are dealing with an incalculable loss, not just financially but spiritually, philosophically and emotionally. lawinter's fate is sealed and end has come. We are all at a loss, but his family is asking, "Why?" A question that cannot and will not ever be answered.
              And some wonder why Madmike2 starts every ride with a safety lecture.
              I am saddened beyond my ability to express. As with Toecutter, I believe I will add RIP lawinter to my helmet. And if the board will be taking a collection, I'm in. 
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              Always sad new when a fellow biker goes down...RIP brother. 

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                Our deepest condolences to family and friends... 

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                Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:14 PM

                It is truly a curse, this sport, that it be so enjoyable yet so dangerous. I damn it everytime I think about my next ride.

                We can never imagine to impact to his family. They have been handed a life sentence and will never fully recover. I, like many, never met Larry, but know him nonetheless. I am so very sorry for all he touched.

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                Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:15 PM

                As has been said:

                My condolences to family and friends 
                   
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                Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:15 PM

                Echoing everyone, rest in peace Larry. God Bless your family.

                Lets be careful out there folks, we don't need any more of this.

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                Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:19 PM

                I'm sorry for his family, friends, riding buddies, and even his forum family. We all die a little when we hear this news.
                Honor his memory by taking a minute before you ride to reflect on how it can all go wrong so very fast.
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                  This is the down side to internet forums, godspeed Larry 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:57 PM

                  Never met Larry, but that doesn't mean he wasn't my brother.

                  These things are so hard to handle. My sister is a teacher in Georgia, and one of her coworkers lost her husband last week when he crashed his BMW. He had relatively minimal injuries all things considered, but died in the hospital when his blood wouldn't clot as they removed his spleen.

                  Bad things can come at any time. 
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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:15 PM

                  I just got home form a long day, and this is not what I wanted to read about. 

                  It's hard. 

                  Larry, R.I.P. brother. God Speed. My condolences to the family. 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:19 PM

                  Regards and deepest sympathies. You are in my prayers. 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:26 PM

                  Deepest sympathy to Larry's family & friends....I only knew him through this forum, yet am truly saddened at his loss. At least he was doing something that brought him joy..I shall keep him in mind on my next ride..Godspeed, Larry. 
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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:33 PM

                  For most people, riding a motorcycle defines who we are as much as what we do. Perhaps it's the unprovoked nature of Larry's accident that disturbs us so deeply. Perhaps it's the personal touch we all feel when one of our own goes down. God only knows the answer that lies in everyone's heart.

                  There's no words that truly comfort a family in times of loss like these. But the closest thing we have is a promise to carry on the legacy and pass on the good that someone like Larry has obviously spread through his love of the two wheel lifestyle.

                  Live it on your terms and honor Larry's. Ride hard in Heaven brother Larry! We'll catch up with you later. 
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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:39 PM

                  Condolences 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:40 PM

                  I am at a loss for words . . . 

                  Godspeed Larry and prayers for the family. 

                  It would be cool if we could send flowers or a remembrance to the services from all of us. Count me in. 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:54 PM

                  Peace of the Lord to Larry and his family and his friends!

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 08:57 PM

                  Dear Forum Members:

                  Thank you for all your kind words and support. I was the rider with Larry when the accident occured. Since he was behind me, I did not see the events unfold. However, I got back to the scene with in minutes and he was gone by that time.

                  It has been a difficult few days. Since I'm fairly new to the board and since I didn't know Larry for more than a week or so (this our first ride together), I sent the information to the moderators first and they decided to post it. Glad they did, it has helped me to read all these great things. Only hope Larry's family is not offended by me revealing the information.

                  I do not know Larry's family and have not been informed as to their wishes or plans. A friend of his did call me to get some addition details and to thank me for all I had done (which didn't seem like much). He said he would keep me up to date. If or when I hear anything, I'll pass it along.

                  Again, thank you for your prayers, thoughts and words. Please be safe when riding these great machines, one loss is one too many.

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:03 PM

                  My prayers to Larrys family, and for you steve in this difficult time. We will miss him. 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:16 PM

                  To Larry, my prayers are with you. Be thou at peace. 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:28 PM

                  Best wishes for Larry's family & friends....godspeed brother 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:50 PM

                  QUOTE(FJR-Steve @ Apr 3 2006, 07:57 PM)
                  Dear Forum Members:

                  Thank you for all your kind words and support.  I was the rider with Larry when the accident occured.  Since he was behind me, I did not see the events unfold.  However, I got back to the scene with in minutes and he was gone by that time.

                  Steve,
                  Thanks for sharing your experience. After 18 years on the job, I thought I was fairly well-equipped to handle death, until it hit close to home (co-worker). What you are going through is hard for many to understand, but you still have to get through it. We all share in the pain and grief and doing it together helps us all heal. Talking helps. If people get tired of listening, find some other people to listen, even if you have to pay them.

                  QUOTE
                  It has been a difficult few days.  Since I'm fairly new to the board and since I didn't know Larry for more than a week or so (this our first ride together), I sent the information to the moderators first and they decided to post it.  Glad they did, it has helped me to read all these great things.  Only hope Larry's family is not offended by me revealing the information.

                  I think if given the choice, Larry's family would probably accept a printed copy of these messages, and when they got around to reading them, it would probably help them as well, if for no other reason than to help understand what fueled his desire for the activity that ended up costing him his life. 

                  QUOTE
                  Again, thank you for your prayers, thoughts and words.  Please be safe when riding these great machines, one loss is one too many.

                  You're welcome, we're glad it helps, and a big +1 on being safe. 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:59 PM

                  So sad to hear of this thing called death taking yet another good person from our world,every stone added to the water raises even a lake that much more ,just as every peron we meet or know fills up our worlds that much more. When that person is removed from our world there is a mark left by them,just as the stone removed leaves a ring on the lake from the water that it no longer displaces.
                  God must have wanted him bad to take him so quickly and blessed him w/ little to no pain. Unfortunately,i wish the same could be said for his family. My thoughts and prayers are w/ you brother,sleep well and when we meet next time you can show us all the good roads in heaven. angel.gif :rip: :sad2: 
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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:18 PM

                  Sad news indeed! Best wishes for those he left behind!


                  Have a peaceful ride ahead brother!



                  For the rest of us on the board:

                  Heads up!

                  Many of us in the northern parts are a bit rusty after not riding all winter & the roadways can still be sandy & ugly! 

                  Be careful! 

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:01 PM

                  Vaya con Dios or with the god of your choice, my FJR brother.

                  This is not good..........ever!!
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                  #98 rideoc

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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:02 PM

                  I don't pray often but pray with purpose. My prayers are with Larry's family to help them cope with their loss.
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                  Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:39 PM

                  Very sad seeing this news. Let me add my thoughts and prayers for Larry's family in this terrible time.

                  My thoughts also go out to Steve, who unfortunately was closer than the rest of us to this event. Please heed Toecutter's words, and let them give you some peace, as they seem very wise to me. 

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                  Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:07 AM

                  Goodbye Larry. May you rest in peace forever.

                  My condolences to his family and friends and my condolences to us all for the loss of our brother. 
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                  #101 zorkler

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                  Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:44 AM

                  So sad . Not much more can be said .God bless us all . 
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                  #102 TestPilot

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                  Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:52 AM

                  Larry, we are going to miss you, even if we didn't know you personally. But we knew you as a brother, as a kindred spirit; and you added to our lives. Go in peace, mate.

                  To Larry's family - our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find strength in this tough time through the words and actions of others, who cannot comfort enough to ease the pain, but who can stand by to help when you need it. And may you have comfort from remembering Larry. From far away our hearts reach out to you, and we embrace you in love.

                  And to Steve - take it easy, and talk about it.

                  May God give you peace.

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                  Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:42 AM

                  My most sincere prayers for Larry, his family and his friends. Vaya con Dios, hermano. 
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                  Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:21 AM

                  QUOTE(radman @ Apr 3 2006, 01:13 PM)
                  "Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life"
                  Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956), The Mother, 1932

                  Rest in Peace lawinter.

                  +1 Well said Radman. 
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                  Such a very sad event to learn about. My heartfelt prayers go out to his family and friends.

                  From his next to last post..........

                  "And I thought my job was bad.
                  Life can change in an instant
                  Never let your family doubt you love them. " Larry Winter 

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 07:35 AM

                    My condolences are early in the thread. 

                    +1 to Contribute.

                    Steve, though it was a troubling situation, we are glad someone was there to take control of things. We thank you for letting the board know. Find someone to converse with off line. It was a mentally troubling experience. We respect you for coming forward. You as well as Larry's Family are in our 'Thoughts & Prayers'.

                    If there is a link to an Obit, I would read it. TJ 

                    #107 Wyosteve

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:00 AM

                    Here is the info from the Denver paper. So sad.


                    Larry Winter 
                    WINTER, LARRY
                    Larry Winter of Aurora, Colorado, passed away Friday, March 31st enjoying one of his greatest passions, motorcycling. He is survived by his wife, Marci; 2 children, Jason and Kari; his parents, Norm and Terri Winter of Ocala, Florida; his 2 sisters, Lauren and Linda; and his 2 brothers, Roger and Mike. Larry touched many lives and a memorial to his life will be held at his home later this month. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to the American Cancer Society. 

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:04 AM

                    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming …....

                    "F*#@, what a trip!"


                    Rest In Peace, Larry.

                    :rip: 

                    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming …....

                    "D*#@, what a trip!"

                     

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:20 AM

                    Additional information...from the Denver newspapers obit area...

                    "Larry Winter 
                    WINTER, LARRY
                    Larry Winter of Aurora, Colorado, passed away Friday, March 31st enjoying one of his greatest passions, motorcycling. He is survived by his wife, Marci; 2 children, Jason and Kari; his parents, Norm and Terri Winter of Ocala, Florida; his 2 sisters, Lauren and Linda; and his 2 brothers, Roger and Mike. Larry touched many lives and a memorial to his life will be held at his home later this month. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to the American Cancer Society.



                    Published in the Denver Newspaper Agency on 4/4/2006. "

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:33 AM

                    Dear Group:

                    Found Larry's obituary and here is the link:

                    http://www.legacy.co...rsonId=17296463

                    Should additional information be found or passed along by the family I will post it.

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:35 AM

                    Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Larry and his family. 

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:09 AM

                    QUOTE
                    In lieu of flowers, please send donation to the American Cancer Society.


                    Does someone want to setup a PayPal or something? Anyone who wanted to donate could send it to one person via PP, and then have that person make the donation on behalf of the board members?

                    I'd offer to do it, but I think it might be better done by an admin..

                    Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.
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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:15 AM

                    Carnifex,

                    I'm with y'all on this one. If no Admins volunteer, I'd be perfectly comfortable with sending the $$$ to you.

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                    #114 yamaholic

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:21 AM

                    Godspeed, Larry. My condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones.. 
                     


                     

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 09:28 AM

                    So, so sad bye2.gif 
                    We didn't have the honor to meet Larry but our thoughts are with him & his family, and also his riding buddy, Steve, who must be feeling it right now.
                    Shit happens brothers, and that is, unfortunately, life at it's worse.
                    Some consolation can be taken that he was doing what he loved, if that is consolation at all.

                    R.I.P. Larry

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 10:37 AM

                    I don't know what else to say except that I am so sad to hear this awful news. My prayers go out to his family and friends. 

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                    Posted 04 April 2006 - 10:44 AM

                    Count me in 

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