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Offline Johnnnycheese

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #100 on: September 27, 2008, 09:05:15 PM »
this is hard for me to write.
I finish tuning the VTX I had on the dyno and then sat down and had a drink.
I heard about this from Entropy right after it happend.
Karl told me and I was "as he said"  SPEECHLESS
RIP my FRIEND.
you helped me out in 99 when no one else would.
I am still speechless.
any info for services would be real nice.
Again RIP doing what you loved.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #101 on: September 27, 2008, 09:06:37 PM »
This is terrible!
 Never met him, but talked on phone a few times. He knew what he was doing and would share with others.

We'll miss you!
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #102 on: September 27, 2008, 09:13:17 PM »
I talked to him on Thursday about a reflash job this hard to believe

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #103 on: September 27, 2008, 09:13:45 PM »
Godsspeed Dave .. You will be missed ...
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #104 on: September 27, 2008, 09:28:05 PM »
No words can describe it...  God Speed DaveO

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2008, 10:19:45 PM »
i didnt know DaveO the same as alot of u....talked a few times in PM's. i read what so many have to say about him and it chokes me up, get that sad sick feeling in the pit of my gut knowing how much he meant to so many.
Godspeed brother....familly in my prayers.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2008, 10:25:06 PM »
Dave was one of the best people you could have ever known.

Godspeed Dave.

We're all gonna miss you, my friend.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #107 on: September 27, 2008, 10:29:54 PM »
Thanks for the sticky ADMIN  :thumb:

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #108 on: September 27, 2008, 10:58:58 PM »
I am a longtime friend of Dave's (11years)!  He was a great person and a friend to all he met!  His heart was his bike and his work.  He was always on a mission to break his own records.  For all of you who were lucky to sponge some of his knowledge, keep what ever he taught you always in your mind.   

Josh and Jakie were Dave's life!  I am saddened to hear that Josh was at the track to witness this horrible and tragic event, however, I know that Josh must be very proud of his Dad.  When Josh was young, he would sit downstairs in his fathers shop in the basement and work along side with Dave.  He always looked like he was in awe of his father.  Josh was so cute and he knew just as much about bikes as Dave did.  This is a devistating loss for him.  If anyone is with him now hug him and applaud him for his bravery!

In May when Josh made the record, Dave couldn't wait to call me and tell me how proud of his son he was!  He was all choked up.  Josh you have made your father proud. 

When Dave moved back to MA he told me how happy he was to be close to both his boys again.  He said his main reason for moving back this way was because of his boys.  His plans were to buy a dirt bike and go riding with his youngest Jakie.  He said Jakie really wanted to ride with his Dad and then off to Bettencourts he went.  I don't know if he ever bought the bike.

The last time I spoke to him he said, "Off to Maxton, Wish me luck and I'll call you or IM you when I get back!"

Charlie----He has spoken so highly of you!  I often kidded with him and asked if you 2 were getting married.  You have made him so proud to do the work he does.  Good luck tomorrow and make Dave proud!

Brandi--Dave thought you were awesome!  He called me once and told me there was this little petite girl who could drive a bike as fast as the wind.....It must of been you.  He loved women who could handle the speed.

Here back in MA everyone is devistated and lost for words.  Lauren is speechless and all I could say was I'm sorry.  Anyone who wants to setup funds please let me know and I would be more than happy to help out over here close to where his family lives.

Dave I will sadly miss our chats and your laughter/smile

May God give you wings to race through the clouds!

Sincerely,
Kathy (Your Punk) :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
REST IN PEACE DAVE O
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #109 on: September 28, 2008, 12:05:43 AM »
ALL I to can say is WOW!.   :grn:  I purchased a ext ECU. Great guy and the sport of racing period has taken at serious loss.  :( :(

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #110 on: September 28, 2008, 12:07:31 AM »
Dave was truly one of the all time greatest.  Not merely because of his accomplishments in Land Speed Racing but because of the genuine sincere honest and hard working person that he was.  Dave was always willing to lend a hand or share advice and experience with anyone and undoubtedly changed LSR forever.  He was on the leading edge of technology and took this sport very seriously with great professionalism.

Not so long ago he re-built and tuned one of my bikes at Lee's shop.  He was a great friend to many.  I will miss him tremendously.

Personally I'll never ever look down the concrete runway at Maxton again without his memory on my mind.

Godspeed Dave-O!!
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« Reply #111 on: September 28, 2008, 12:20:32 AM »
Will be missed. Like it has already been said, he would go out of his way to help you. Thanks Dave O for helping me.  RIP.


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« Reply #113 on: September 28, 2008, 02:05:00 AM »
I was sadden & stunned to hear of this awefull news. My thoughts, and prayers go out to Dave, and his family. God bless.        :(

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« Reply #114 on: September 28, 2008, 02:27:34 AM »
RIP Dave O The positive energy of the world just got dimmer without you.

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« Reply #115 on: September 28, 2008, 05:12:47 AM »
My prayers to Dave and his family and friends. I've never dealt with him, but see his legacy written here with all who have. He still is an awesome person in everyone's mind and always will be.
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« Reply #116 on: September 28, 2008, 07:03:26 AM »
Damn this sucks! We lost a great gift from God but I must remember God only takes the best. RIP DAVE!


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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #117 on: September 28, 2008, 07:07:06 AM »
The Boys and I would like to Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers. I know Dave touched so many people in his lifetime, it's what he did! I have so much I want to say, but it is so hard right now.  I will let eveyone know once arrangements have been made. Take comfort in the fact you know a special guy like "Dave O"! I know I do!

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #118 on: September 28, 2008, 07:15:41 AM »
RIP Dave

While I never got to meet you, your passing has had a tremendous effect.

Thanks for all your knowledge, I dont think my build could have gotten as far as i have without it.

You will be missed.

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« Reply #119 on: September 28, 2008, 07:22:10 AM »
The Boys and I would like to Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers. I know Dave touched so many people in his lifetime, it's what he did! I have so much I want to say, but it is so hard right now.  I will let eveyone know once arrangements have been made. Take comfort in the fact you know a special guy like "Dave O"! I know I do!

Lauren

Anything that this motorcycle family can do for your Motorcycle family just let us know. Dave has helped many asking for nothing in return. Keep us posted.


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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #120 on: September 28, 2008, 07:27:56 AM »
The Boys and I would like to Thank You all for your thoughts and prayers. I know Dave touched so many people in his lifetime, it's what he did! I have so much I want to say, but it is so hard right now.  I will let eveyone know once arrangements have been made. Take comfort in the fact you know a special guy like "Dave O"! I know I do!

Lauren

Anything that this motorcycle family can do for your Motorcycle family just let us know. Dave has helped many asking for nothing in return. Keep us posted.

I second that, I remember one year at maxton my bike was shutting off and he was literally pulling parts off his bike for me to try

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #121 on: September 28, 2008, 07:32:44 AM »
Very tragic and a big loss.  But the slogan on the shirt my race partner Jaime Barden used to wear each time we went to Maxton sums it up for all of us who've laid it on the line:

"I do not intend to tiptoe safely through life, only to arrive safely at death"

What a colorful and full life you led, Dave.

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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #122 on: September 28, 2008, 09:25:02 AM »
REST IN PEACE DAVE!  :(  I never met DaveO, but we spoke on the phone and over E-mails. I was going to get my bike worked and tuned by him after my Redeployment from Afghanistan. I was looking forward to meeting him. Dave you are already missed, my condolences to your family.
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Re: Dave Owen just went down. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
« Reply #123 on: September 28, 2008, 09:48:22 AM »
rip dave

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« Reply #124 on: September 28, 2008, 10:20:24 AM »
Godspeed Dave