Stunned is the word that comes to mind.
We spoke in August and had planned to meet for sailing at the Marina in Feb.
My prayers are with family and those close to Simon.
How transient our time here, we need to treasure every friendship and every moment.
Never had the privilege to meet Simon although exchanged nice emails. May he rest in peace !!
My sincere condolences to his family.
To Noel many many thanks for trying to help a fellow biker buddy, very sad just after the passing of TJ.
"One Day At A Time..." that is what we should always remember and live that way, anything else is asking too much.
You know I thought about my posting "all the best to his family" not good.
But the truth is I don't have a clue what to say. We are a very small extended famly that share or lives, sometimes in person, sometime via the site. I will miss his input into the site as I had not had the pleasure to have met him yet.
Now I have another missed opportunity, to meet a fellow rider here in Thailand. That is something I cherrish. His children will not have their father for his love and guidance. His wife will not have him to be her rock in life.
What can Be Said, When Our Number is Up that's It!!! We spent Saturday the 10th of October in Hua Hin together, Nice Dinner on the Beach and a few Good Laughs, Simon was Truly Happy!!! Then the Trip down to Phuket on Sunday, Got some Photos of Him and His Africa Twin!!! Things were Looking Up for Simon and He had some Good Plans afoot and His Future Was all Bright, Work and Otherwise, Forever the Optimist Hard to Put into Words when I received the Calls Yesterday and as David said Unbelievable that Simon and TJ are now together, Great Mates
My Thoughts are with Noel and Tina in Phuket having to Deal with another Tragedy and Losing their Two Best Friends a Year apart. All the Best to You Guys, I Salute You!!! And to Simon and TJ, Gone but Never Forgotten. Catch up with You Two Later, You can't get away that easy :wink:
Simon at Our Lunch stop in Suratthani.
On the Road again. The New 44 Highway back to Phuket.
Simon's Final Wave :cry:
Late Sunday Afternoon We Picked up Our New Dingy from Simon's Marina and this was the Last Time I ever Saw Him.
Oh no! I was reading through some of Simon's posts and didn't realize he had just bought the Africa Twin only 10 days prior to the crash. Suspicious that an experienced rider would go down that badly with no evidence of another vehicle, road hazard, in the middle of the day etc. Sounds like the bike had been sitting around un-ridden for a while. Has anyone checked it for any sort of mechanical seizure, tread separation?
Very, very sad indeed in the prime of life. Never got to meet him, but condolences to friends and family especially the kids. Tragic.