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1Back to top Go down   Mike P ride Empty Mike P ride on Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:59 am

Ghost who rides

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Mike P passed away at a time in my life which was testing in the financial sense.

No registration, tyres only just legal and no dough, what do I do?

It was a Saturday, I recall, and I whiled away a few hours cleaning the mini brick esp the rims,

cam cover and crank cover, I thought of all you perfectionists on this forum... Mike was one.

Next day I read the sad news that Mike had died.

Today I dedicated my ride to Mike ...... rego, Pirelli Sport D's both ends brand spanking,

9am start and after 3 months of no riding I was, unusually, "in the groove" almost immediately,

new boots will do that.... but I think it was more than that.

A little milestone came up towards the end of the 300km day

Mike P ride 2014-110

It was a pleasure to know you Mike.


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1986  K 75 C   2nd owner 187,000kms showing .
1987  K100RT  Police repainted, rough and unloved.
    

2Back to top Go down   Mike P ride Empty Re: Mike P ride on Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:37 am

charlie99

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indeed it was ghosty

cheers from over here mate

and welcome back on the road

I wont be far behind


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OMike P ride Au-log10

"redframe" rs "bitsa"  with many contributions from the k100 community ,,with many thanks
    

3Back to top Go down   Mike P ride Empty Re: Mike P ride on Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:42 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Its a lovely day here, sun shining and a perfect day for a K ride. I loved Mike P posts too and I hope he is now riding an uber reliable K. We had a nice day and ride yesterday and I remember the comment when we irish Eccentrics first met that we should enjoy the day because tomorrow may not come.

Its a good day to remember those who are with us in spirit because they leave an important part of themselves with us.

Thanks for the lovely thoughts Ghost.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

4Back to top Go down   Mike P ride Empty Re: Mike P ride on Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:31 am

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A nice way to celebrate being back on the road Ghost. Onya!

Mike P was a great contributor to the forum and inspired Lowly souls like myself to do better in our efforts to renew replace and restore. Gone but not forgotten!


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Mike P ride Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Mike P ride Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

5Back to top Go down   Mike P ride Empty Re: Mike P ride on Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:04 pm

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Sad to read this, Mike was a genuine bloke and a passionate 'K' man. No-one I know of did a restoration as well as he did and he was generous with his knowledge.  You could have eaten your dinner off his bike!


Is there another thread? I have been away from this forum a while but if there is a whip round for his family or another way to pay our respects I'd like to.


Cheers
Dave


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6Back to top Go down   Mike P ride Empty Re: Mike P ride on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:16 pm

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It was a very sad occasion when Mike passed away. He was a true inspiration to all here and I dare say to all who met him.
I was thinking of an award of some sort for excellence in restoration of a K. Something to think about.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

7Back to top Go down   Mike P ride Empty Re: Mike P ride on Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:41 pm

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@RicK G wrote:It was a very sad occasion when Mike passed away. He was a true inspiration to all here and I dare say to all who met him.
I was thinking of an award of some sort for excellence in restoration of a K. Something to think about.

I think that a token of admiration and respect from the forum would be appreciated by anyone next of Kin. I have an idea for something hopefully tasteful to all, leave it with me and I'll PM a few members. Then we have to figure out how to get in touch with them.

Will


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Mike P ride Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Mike P ride Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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