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Old 09-21-2007, 06:51 AM
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Today on the eve of Garrett's passing, as I came into work my heart was heavy and thoughts were on Mike Berg and family. Did not dawn on me until I truly listened to what my heart was saying to me, and my thoughts came to Remembering Garrett. I began to remember our conversations, how we became friends through a common passion. I remember how he laughed at me when I told him how I get my butt kicked on Motocross Madeness and I especially remember his contribution to helping not just me, but thousands if not 10's of thousands of Yamaha 426 owners.

Garrett has a website that he posted everything he learned about the New 426 MotoMans original Website Through that he touched the lives of many people. It was not long, before that website would get shut down because of bandwidth limits. This is how Garrett and I became friends: I was fortunate enough to help him get his website over to another host that would not shut him down.

I remembered today how because of Garrett, a small group of people became friends forever and created a bond so deep nothng on this earth could shake. This Group became known as the Band Of Brothers. BigMaico, Macho, Florida426, Madcow and a few others struck a bond because of one Person. "Garrett"

This Website is because of that person, it is a Tribute to Garrett from the heart of another man Tyler Guidice. Who is another among the Band of Brothers. He created this virtually with one arm and this is one "Main" reason this site exists.

That first GMB was a moment in time that is still frozen in my memory, I will not make it to this GMB 6 but I never Left GMB I. I remember Macho holding a door shut as Shannon tried to let him in and the look of terror on his face as he looked at a dog as big as he. I remember the first Friday night at the Bergs, with Matt, Chris Bazy and family, Tyler and Wife, Macho, Florida and Family the food and especially the Grace of the Hosts, Mike, Suzette and Shannon Berg.

I remember the Saturday morning ride with Mike to Splendora and the feeling I had as we entered the Grounds of the race track. I remember the first lap, I walked that lap in tears as I spoke to Garrett from the heart words I cannot say to anyone person. I remember the gathering of folks through the day to sit with Mike, silently listening to his story of his Son and weeping with him as we all came to pay respect to Garrett.

I remember how Sunday Morning Felt when Mike allowed me the honor of Riding His Son's 426 for the first GMB. I remember talking to Garrett and asking him for help on the track and watching over us all. I remember that very long walk that Sunday, as everyone readied themsleves for something that would grow, and grow and grow. Had we only known then........

I remember today, Mike, Suzette and Shannon; my prayers and thoughts are with them, as the always are. I am and always will be your friend you all are as much a part pf my life today as you were that solemn day some short years ago. May our Almighty G_d Bless you and keep you as He always has.

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Old 09-21-2007, 08:37 AM
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Thank you for the peek into your memory and the reminder of what All Things Moto is all about.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:41 AM
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Those are some VERY nice memories, thanks for sharing them!
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:20 AM
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Thanks for sharing your heart with us, John!

I feel useless and wish there was something I could do to ease the pain for the Berg's. I can only imagine the feelings they continue to experience.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:49 AM
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I have no doubt tomorrow's anniversary weighs heavy on the Bergs. I still say they are incredibly fine people for letting their son's legacy grow as it has. It speaks highly of Garrett in and of itself.
Thank you, John for posting. You're a good man with a big heart.
I sure do hope to see you at another GMB sometime.
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:13 PM
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John, thank you for sharing that with us. I feel quite honored to have read that. I could feel it with you and I hope to see you again someday.
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Very well said. My thoughts and prayers are with the Berg's as always.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:23 PM
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Chills. That is what I feel. Chills.

John, as I read your post today I could see through your memories, I could feel through your thoughts, I could hear through your passion those days leading up to and including GMB-I. I know because of your HEART you will be at GMB-6 if only in spirit. You know that I'll have you close to my heart and thoughts while Karen and I are there.

Love and miss you John.
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Great post, John. Thank you for sharing that part of your life with us.
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Chills. That is what I feel. Chills.
Me too. This will be my first GBM experiance and I too feel for the Bergs. God Bless.........
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