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Old 09-02-2003, 08:56 PM
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I did'nt find out about Garrett until February this year. As I read thru the info on his site and read his dad's farewell letters I was overcome with emotion. Sat in my backyard sobbing and could not get over it. As with all of us that does not happen often, sometimes once in a lifetime.

Then I had an opportunity to meet MotoDad (Garrett's Dad) one nite when the Band of Brothers was meeting in Dallas. What a great group of people and Mike Berg is a wonderful person to know. Met Garretts Mom and Sis and I was hooked. I committed to go to the GMB II planning session and met more of the BOB's. Rode with them (too many to name here but growing all the time) at the planning sesson and told them I too would be honored to tack on '393' to my name and bike. They declared that I was a member and should do so immediately...but I cant until GMBII is over and I have ridden with the Band.

393 is already on my bike and has been for 6 months now. Can't bring myself to change TexasDirtNap to TDN393 until I "ride the ride" at GMB II. Then i'll consider myself a member of the Band of Brothers 393 and I will change my name to TDN393. It will be an honor, one I do not take lightly !

I have a theme statement to propose for the GMB II ride. Here it is, what do you think BOB's ?

GMBII - "393: Band of Brothers Ride the Ride"
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: Why 393?

393 was also the # of firefighters and police who died in 9/11.
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:44 PM
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This is totaly amazing. I dont think I've seen anything quite like this before. Its put a few tears in my eye's reading it all. I knew that the motocross camp was a pretty tight knit, and I've come across this time and time again at the track. It's quite awsome. Seeing something like this just knocks me away. The fund will have my 20 bucks, if there are any left. It sounds like they all got ate up! if I'm 601 without the yz450 you'll have my 20.

God Bless.

-ShawnW
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Old 10-01-2003, 04:51 AM
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i also did not learn of Garrett until December of last year. but the essence he has left behind with his friends and the brothers has touched me deeply
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Old 10-30-2003, 08:07 PM
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he was good friends with Tim Ferry's mechanic also, and was a co-inventer of the GB carb mod (also known as the BK carb mod, for the initials of Ferry's mechanic) which improved the big yammy thumpers.

BTW, it was 343 firefighters in 9/11 not 393.

Rob
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Old 12-20-2003, 10:39 AM
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BTW, it was 343 firefighters in 9/11 not 393.

Rob
Yea, i realized this after watching the fire truck bike episode of american chopper My bad...
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Old 01-03-2004, 11:25 PM
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Garrett seems like he was a great kid...thats the kind of person i would want as an older brother...all the things he helped people with...especially th BK carb mod is what i hear about most often. I got a chance to meet one of his friends, Zach Bazzy, and i rode with him at the GMBII and also today, 1/3/04 , at san jacinto cycle park. BigMaico393 was there and so was Motodad393...My friend alex kelly was there the day the accident happened and he told me about it...i just couldnt believe it...I think its really cool how the MX community sticks together like this. Its awesome.



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Old 06-02-2004, 04:30 PM
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Sorry to hear about the death of this guy Motoman what was his real name? How old was he? And did he die on his YZ450F? Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2004, 04:36 PM
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Dean,

First let me welcome you to ATM if you haven't already got several welcomes.

If you read through all the post in the Garrett Berg Memorial forums you will find your answers.

Also there is a Garrett Berg Memorial forum on Thumper Talk which informed all of us that Garrett died from a freak accident at one of his favorite tracks while on his YZ450.
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Old 06-02-2004, 04:54 PM
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i wish i could have gotten to know garret!! he seems like a very very nice person. if i went to GMBIII, i could be in the motoman393 band of brothers even though i live way out here??

i would be absolutely honored to wear his number on my bikes!
im about to go to the memorial forum and learn more about him!!
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