Husky Memorial

I was out riding last Saturday( the 12th ) and made s stop by the Husky. I hadn't been out there in a while and there were some new additions. Didn't get enough pics for an actual RR, so I'll just post up what I have.











 
Very nice Rolls. Looks like a great day to be out riding. I took the kids to /X for lunch on Sunday, 58 mile loop and minimal wind.
 
I agree.... We could use a story.... Looks really cool though! :thumb:
It is a touching site. Is that a rear fender of a street bike? WTF? Not dirt? I cant read what the plate says. What does it say?

Good pics:thumb:
 
This is the story of the Husky Memorial. A fellow by the name of Jim Erickson loved to ride his 390 Husqvarna (Husky) dirt bike in the desert around Cuddeback Dry Lake and East of California City. Unfortunately, in 1987, he died and his buddies took his motorcycle out to this spot in the middle of the desert and planted it in concrete and put up a metal flag. Over the years it has been vandalized and even shot up but his friends still go out and put on new gas tanks and fenders, etc. to keep it looking good. In the more recent years it has become a rather sacred spot and become quite popular as other memorials have been placed out there for riders who are no longer with us. This is very close to the spot where my good buddy, Bill Perrett, was killed in a head on collision on Thanksgiving morning in 2009 riding his KTM and I too put a memorial for him out at the Husky Memorial and included a picture of it. Here is a link for the Memorial.

http://thebannerisup.district37ama.org/places/husky-memorial.shtmlDSC04540.jpg
 
It is a touching site. Is that a rear fender of a street bike? WTF? Not dirt? I cant read what the plate says. What does it say?

Good pics:thumb:
Sun, the plate says:

A great Son, Father, Brother and Friend to all. You will always be in our hearts. "You are the Best" Pete Whitney
 
Sun, the plate says:

A great Son, Father, Brother and Friend to all. You will always be in our hearts. "You are the Best" Pete Whitney
If you can read that you must be able to watch our dog run away for 3 days.....:smirk:

All joking aside though...It's nice to see stuff like this going on, it's too bad some idiots don't care by vandalizing it. :naughty:
 
This is the story of the Husky Memorial. A fellow by the name of Jim Erickson loved to ride his 390 Husqvarna dirt bike in the desert around Cuddeback Dry Lake and East of California City. Unfortunately, in 1987, he died and his buddies took his motorcycle out to this spot in the middle of the desert and planted it in concrete and put up a metal flag. Over the years it has been vandalized and even shot up but his friends still go out and put on new gas tanks and fenders, etc. to keep it looking good. In the more recent years it has become a rather sacred spot and become quite popular as other memorials have been placed out there for riders who are no longer with us. This is very close to the spot where my good buddy, Bill Perrett, was killed in a head on collision on Thanksgiving morning in 2009 riding his KTM and I too put a memorial for him out at the Husky Memorial and included a picture of it. Here is a link for the Memorial.

http://thebannerisup.district37ama.org/places/husky-memorial.shtmlView attachment 1375

As I said...very touching. Awww...what a great friend you are KTM! I think it is a very special place.

Here is a group pic of a Memorial ride I went on to the "Memorial" for a very young man who died. MXDirtDiva and I are in the middle. Weathergeek and Agent2 were on this ride as well.



Leaving camp for the ride


Am I thread jacking :noidea:with these pics? Im sorry if I am. Is it thread jacking if it pertains to the topic?
 
As I said...very touching. Awww...what a great friend you are KTM! I think it is a very special place.

Here is a group pic of a Memorial ride I went on to the "Memorial" for a very young man who died. MXDirtDiva and I are in the middle. Weathergeek and Agent2 were on this ride as well.



Leaving camp for the ride


Am I thread jacking :noidea:with these pics? Im sorry if I am. Is it thread jacking if it pertains to the topic?
NO......:devil:
 
This is the story of the Husky Memorial. A fellow by the name of Jim Erickson loved to ride his 390 Husqvarna (Husky) dirt bike in the desert around Cuddeback Dry Lake and East of California City. Unfortunately, in 1987, he died and his buddies took his motorcycle out to this spot in the middle of the desert and planted it in concrete and put up a metal flag. Over the years it has been vandalized and even shot up but his friends still go out and put on new gas tanks and fenders, etc. to keep it looking good. In the more recent years it has become a rather sacred spot and become quite popular as other memorials have been placed out there for riders who are no longer with us. This is very close to the spot where my good buddy, Bill Perrett, was killed in a head on collision on Thanksgiving morning in 2009 riding his KTM and I too put a memorial for him out at the Husky Memorial and included a picture of it. Here is a link for the Memorial.

http://thebannerisup.district37ama.org/places/husky-memorial.shtmlView attachment 1375
Thanks for the link 530 :thumb: I was just reading some of the memorials - extremely touching - even sitting here behind my desk, I got a little emotional reading that.
 
I too am very familiar with Taylor LaKamp and his accident. Things can go wrong very quickly on dirt bikes or anything in general when you are just having some fun. This will be the 3rd anniversary for Taylor. Is there another memorial ride this weekend that you know of?
 
Sun, the plate says:

A great Son, Father, Brother and Friend to all. You will always be in our hearts. "You are the Best" Pete Whitney

Awwww...it makes me sad.


If you can read that you must be able to watch our dog run away for 3 days.....:smirk:

All joking aside though...It's nice to see stuff like this going on, it's too bad some idiots don't care by vandalizing it. :naughty:
Good I wasnt the only one struggling:lol: I hate vandals! And I love the scene in "Colors" where Sean Penn sprays a can of spray paint on the face of a tagger he catches. It was a great move and movie!
 
I too am very familiar with Taylor LaKamp and his accident. Things can go wrong very quickly on dirt bikes or anything in general when you are just having some fun. This will be the 3rd anniversary for Taylor. Is there another memorial ride this weekend that you know of?

If there is I dont know about it. But I dont always catch wind of everything. Havent been going to TT much either. This was the first annual. That was a touching ride. Diva and I got choked up giving Taylor's Mom a hug.
Just always remember any day could be your last, so start living TODAY!
 
I have a couple old friends with plaques out there. Downhill Alexander (my suspension sponsor in the day) and Dwayne Hawker a legend in the Lost Coyotes MC. I might take a run out there next weekend to pay my respects..
 
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