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The Loss of Love

Saturday, February 11, 2012

We've all had, and have, friends that we love, that we really connect with. Ones that are just incredibly special to us.

I lost one of mine last night. He was in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday.  I haven't been able to get a hold of family yet but through our circle of friends I have heard a car ran a light and hit him.

They did surgery and amputated his leg.  Evidently his injuries were too substantial and his ventilator was removed last night.

I'm in shock. I think I always will be. My heart is broken, shattered.

Jay and I were close, close friends and will always have a huge place in my heart for him that can never be filled.

Please people, please, watch for us out there. Don't be in such a hurry that you run lights and hit innocent bikers. Watch when you turn left. We watch, we're hyper vigilant, more than you know.

Jay we love you and always will.


Christy February 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM  

I don't ride myself, but I've been on enough of them I still give riders a lot of room even at stop lights. I've even been known to get in behind one if someone else is following them too closely.

Riders don't take up much visual space and we have to pay attention.

Karyn February 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM  


I am so sorry . As bikers, we make very special friends- and when one gets injured or killed senselessly, it is very disturbing. People need to look out for us- and we need to make them see us.

I can only offer you that Jay isn't hurting anymore- and somewhere you and Jeff have a guardian angel.

Love to you and Jeff-

Outcast February 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM  

This was really tough to read, I'm so sorry to hear this. People need to be careful and vigilant for motorcyclists in order to avoid more tragic accidents like this, it's such a shame, such an unnecessary shame.

Rest in peace Ray. Here's hoping you and your husband both begin that mending process that comes with a shocking and unforgettable loss such as this as quickly as possible. :(

Rob-bear February 11, 2012 at 7:36 PM  

Oh, No! No, no, no.

I am so sad to read this terrible news.

I remember burying a guy like this — a great guy who was on a bike in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Blessings and Bear hugs for all!

joanne February 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM  

I am so very sorry. My husband lost his two besties last week, suddenly, and we are numb. My heart aches for you loss as well as his. take care sweet one.

Dazee Dreamer February 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM  

I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. And now you know why I worry about you when you go on your little trips.

Cloudia February 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM  

I've had small motorcycles, big motorcycles, now i'm ridin my scooter-

we all ride at God's pleasure-

Condolences, my 2 wheel sis

Warm Aloha from Waikiki
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The Bipolar Diva February 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM  

thanks guys, there's not much that I can say right now.

Phil February 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM  

So sorry to hear this Teri. I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow in your heart right now. My deepest sympathies to all. Sad. Very sad.

MarkD60 February 12, 2012 at 5:20 AM  

Sorry about your friend. I fear crashes when I'm not riding my scooter, but when I'm on it, i don't. Odd phenomenon I ponder..

Mimi February 12, 2012 at 6:03 AM  

I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm guilty of always being in a hurry when I drive. I will try to be more cautious.

Hugs & love,

Barfly February 12, 2012 at 6:23 AM  

I am sorry Diva. I don't ride, but i try to put special emphasis on attention when there is a bike around. Bless you girl.

Karen Mortensen February 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM  

so sorry for the loss of your friend. May you find peace and comfort.

Unknown February 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM  

OH sweetie I am so sorry. And angry. As a woman whose family is filled with bikers, in a country where my neighbor helped rally the run for the wall for POW/MIA in Vietnam. I am surrounded by bikers. My sister runs low income housing and every Christmas until this year the BIKERS raised fund and bought toys to hold a party complete with Santa( they would bring my hubby in on a Harley) for every kid there. It angers me at the way people treat them, they are us period. We all bleed the same color period. My prayers and sympathy to your friends family and to yours.

Just Two Chicks February 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM  

I'm so sorry for your loss. I really hope you're taking care of yourself. You've had such a rough few weeks... this would be too much for anyone to handle!!

If there's anything I can do, let me know, and know I'm thinking about you!!

Plus, I'm always extra careful on the roads... especially when it comes to motorcycles!!

Anonymous,  February 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM  

So sorry....this is the very reason why we don't ride anymore. Hugs to you!

Lynda Dishner February 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM  

So sorry for your lost. I use to ride myself I know how dangerous it can be. Please be careful out there. Blessings, Lynda

middle child February 12, 2012 at 6:03 PM  

Stong hugs. I always give bikers wide berths as well as truckers. It's a respect thing. I know you and your husband are in shock. Prayers.

Just A Normal Mom February 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

I'm so sorry for your loss. How unbelievably tragic and from the sounds of it, completely preventable.

Unknown February 12, 2012 at 8:58 PM  

I am so sorry for your loss, tragic!! People need to pay more attention and stop running lights where you are going is not worth another persons life.. Im so sorry!

The Bipolar Diva February 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM  

I usually try to respond to everyone by email, but I can't gather my thoughts. Give me a few days please. Love you and thank you for the heartfelt comments. ♥ you all.

Kelly February 12, 2012 at 11:27 PM  

I am so sorry for you loss.


Danielle February 13, 2012 at 1:11 AM  

I'm so sorry you lost your friend. :( I pray you have comfort and peace, and that you take extra good care of yourself.

Tere February 13, 2012 at 5:30 AM  

I am sorry for the loss.
At least the is no longer in pain.
God is looking after him now.\

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8 Ball Brian February 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM  

I never had the privilege of meeting Jayman, but he left a gaping hole in the lives of several of my friends. My heart goes out to you Diva, and to all my other friends who lost someone so dear to them when Jayman died.

Ride In Peace Jayman, I hope to have the honor of riding with you someday.

Martini Cartwheels February 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM  

Very sorry for your loss. It's so hard to read about these types of things. As someone who rides, it really shakes me up. My sympathies are with you.

Snowbrush February 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM  

Diva, dear, I am so very sorry you lost your friend. I'm a bicyclist, so they don't see me either. Of course, I'm not going as fast, and when things get too intense in the street, I can--and do--take to the sidewalk.

Elephant's Child February 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM  

I am so sorry. Years back when my partner was knocked off his bike, he got to his feet in time to hear the woman on the phone to her husband saying 'I've hit ANOTHER motorcyclist, what should I do?'.
There are no words, but I am sorry just the same.

Joyce February 14, 2012 at 6:39 AM  

Hello. I ran across your blog while looking for a funny pic to say I love my motorcycle on this Valentines day! LOL Anyway, on the serious side, I saw this post and wanted to say I'm sorry for your loss. It's always hard when we loose fellow riders. The year has started out pretty rough (I'm in Houston, TX), we've lost a couple already! Be careful out there! Keep an eye on those cagers...

1 love, 2 wheels,

Joyce "J-Boogie" Andrews

Liz February 14, 2012 at 7:38 AM  

I am so sorry for your loss. I can relate to the trauma of this accident. While riding a motorcycle my mom was hit by a drunk driver and her arm was almost completely torn from her body. She was never able to do gymnastics again, which was one of her biggest passions. My heart truly goes out to you. You're brave for sharing such a personal trauma.

Snowbrush February 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM  

Diva, are you still looking for your goddamned earphones?

Monkey Man February 15, 2012 at 3:49 PM  

I am very sorry for this loss.

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