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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by weekendrider, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

    S.W. MO
    Thanks for the good times.

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  2. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Hey, bud. Gonna miss you.
    Stay in touch if you can...
  3. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thank you as well. Hope you pop in from time to time and say hi.:)
  4. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Yes WER........another big thank you for all you've done here.

    Hope we see you around from time to time when you are able.
  5. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Don't you dare leave here Dan!
    No matter what happens in a very real way you will always be here with us.
    peanut, grizld1, TwoManyXS1Bs and 3 others like this.
  6. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Joined 650rider July 2007......been a long journey Wer...... Respect
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Dan, you have been on my mind for some time now. Without knowing any details ( and I’m not asking you to divulge) I know you are struggling with something catostrauphic. I can only imagine what you’re going through.
    Although I don’t know you personally, through this forum you can sometimes get a pretty good picture of some individuals. You are one of those people, I have witnessed through your posts that you are an open, kind , giving and well loved man.
    I have read your posts on this forum , where you have talked about your family, your wife , your friends, your kindness towards animals. You have many friends here and in your personal life and you have detailed many of your adventures here. You have always been patient and helpful to fellow members here, especially those who are new to the forum.
    I truly believe that our lives impact others in ways we can scarcely imagine. You have helped and encouraged scores of aspiring restorers and riders on this site, who then help someone else. And of course the far reaching impact you will have in your own family.
    I have also read your posts about caring for animals, the kindness and compassion I’ve seen you show for your pets and wildlife are exemplary. You wrote about all the effort you and your wife made in taking care of your 20 year old blind and deaf cat.
    And you posted, not one but three videos of you taking care of a baby woodpecker, who’s nest was knocked from a tree.

    You don’t need me to tell you this, but you sir are a good person. Some people go through life just existing, others like you, embrace it. You will always be one of the great members of this forum and you have a fan in me.
    I sincerely hope to still see you around the forum. I for one do not wish to say adios to you, but “ Until we meet again.” Vaya Con Dios my friend.
    JayR, Gordon in nc, Skip and 19 others like this.
  8. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well said Bob.
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  9. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Yup, what Bob said. All the best, Brother.
    JayR, TwoManyXS1Bs, Jim and 2 others like this.
  10. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Happy Trails, Dan, where ever they may take you.

    Memorial day trip 08 (9).JPG
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  11. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Though I'd add some more pics in this thread that Dan shared with us .

    Some fall colours from last year...






    Regarding some windshield discussions.....




    Great pics Dan, thank you for sharing them!
  12. grizld1

    grizld1 Grumpy old man Top Contributor

    I don't care what they say about you, you're a good man, Dan Pettit.
    xjwmx, TwoManyXS1Bs, gggGary and 3 others like this.
  13. Wow, it’s been ages since I’ve had a look for some old friends on this site, and I see that WER is off.....hope all is well with you and the family Dan, enjoyed your friendly selfless help over the years I had my 75B. Be cool man....

    Gordon in nc, MaxPete, peanut and 4 others like this.
  14. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Dan, it has been a pleasure and an honour to get to know you through the forum.
    May your journey be peaceful and surrounded by the care of those you’ve nurtured.

  15. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor

    Good to hear from you Mick,

    Still smoking Labrador???

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  16. Skidz78

    Skidz78 XS650 New Member

    Hello xs650 friends,

    I regret to inform you that WeekendRider passed away in his home this morning 10/19/2018.

    I want to extend my gratitude to the members of this forum for your many years of common interest and fellowship.
    This hobby was a big part of his life in his later years. He respected and talked about many of the people he met here, and the organized rides he attended.

    Like Mailman said, your ripples have a far reaching effect, and the individuals here have touched our lives in a positive way.
    Thank you for all the kind words, it means a lot to his family.

    Keep your knees in the breeze, God bless
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  17. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks so much for this note Skidz78. I hate to admit it, but I, and I am sure many others on the XS650 Forum, have been waiting and wondering how Dan was faring and how his journey was progressing. Now we have the answer.

    He was a wonderful guy and a good friend to many here - and I am sure in his own personal circle. Please pass along my sincerest condolences to his family and other friends.

    (in Windsor, ON Canada)
  18. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Rest in peace Dan.
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Skidz78 Thank you for letting us know. Dan has been in my thoughts and I am sure those of many others here.
    I am honored to be able to call Dan my friend. He will be in the wind with all of us as we ride.


    Blue skies and smooth roads Dan.

    Darn it, the roof must be leaking.....
    Let us know how we can help Skidz.
  20. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

    Love the before and after pic above :)
    Sorry to hear this. Never met him but he was one of my best buds on here. And maybe the closest kindred spirit.
    Thank you, bro.
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