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Old 06-20-2003, 02:50 AM
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ok i dont know exactly where this should go so im just gonna drop it in here. why do half the member on this board have #393 after a name???
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:01 AM
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Because #393 was the number of Garret Berg died in a dirt bike crash. I dont know much about it but thats what someone told me.
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:25 AM
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Yes that was his number, the guys who went to the memorial race and are on the GMB race team have the number after their names.
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Old 06-20-2003, 10:51 AM
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Default Re: Why 393?

For those of you who would like to learn more about Garrett here is a link to a post on Thumpertalk that will tell you everything you need to know: GMB

Here is a link to Garretts website as well: Garrett's Site
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Old 06-20-2003, 11:16 AM
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For those of you who would like to learn more about Garrett here is a link to a post on Thumpertalk that will tell you everything you need to know: GMB

Here is a link to Garretts website as well: Garrett's Site
we have a memorial here too. i'll post a link to it when i get a chance to copy-and-paste.

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Old 06-20-2003, 11:17 AM
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CLICK HERE for the memorial foundation here on ATM.

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Old 06-20-2003, 12:17 PM
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Why 393?

MX 757,
Garrett Berg was a young man that contributed and posted at Thumper Talk. Com. He owned a YZ426 that he did many modifications to that were the source of helpful aides to many of us and to people around the world. His web site and the memorials at ATM and at TT can be reached from this site in the memorial forum. He had just bought a new YZ 450 last summer when he was killed in September 2002 at San Jacinto Motorsport Park, in Splendora, Texas.

Garretts death was reported to all of us on Thumper Talk the night after he was killed. We started to express our sorrow and pain on the initial thread on the YZ 400/426/450 forum. I found out after returning form the MX track witn my son (Madcow393). This evolved into a memorial forum that is overseen (moderated) by his father, Motodad 393. The outpouring of sorrow and love was a source of strength for all of us, especially his family.

On 1 December 2002 a memorial race set up by Big Maico393 was held at San Jacinto/Splendora. A group of us traveled form our homes around the country to ride in the race. Pictures of this event can be seen on the memorial forums. We were bonded as only brothers can be and have stayed together by this site(Madman is a race team brother), at rides, email and phone calls since the race. A memorial scholarship fund was established by His father.

Please read the posted here and at Thumper Talk to see what a fantastic person Garrett was to all of us. Thanks for asking, it is a privledge to tell someone about Garrett.

Respectfully,
Bill Barnard

After about a week for posts and comments this is being transferred to the GMB memorial forum. BB
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:40 AM
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wow i had no idea it was anything that deep. i thought maybe a few of you guys got together and said "hehe this will be cool lets all put the same # behind our names" thank you all for answering and once again showing me how tight the moto community truly is.
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:00 AM
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Bill,

That was perfect and from the heart on what you said. I couldn't of said it any better. I like your suggestion on moving this post to the Memorial forum after a week because I think its very important that people understand what the numbers 393 represents.

MX911,

I didn't know Garrett personally or about all his great knowledge that he shared about the 426 on Thumper Talk, but Garrett helped several of my riding buddies with fixes for their YZ426's, so that is how I heard about him. I only learned more about Garrett after his accident from reading the post on Thumper Talk. From there I got to know several of the people that I now call my riding brothers and also I learned about ATM from Bill Barnard from a post he left in Garrett's Memorial forum over at TT.

Garrett in my mind will always be a great role model for all of us to follow and I am glad to have met and become close friends with his parents and sister and all his close friends that he rode with and knew him.

So why do I have the number 393 on my bike and the GMB God Speed stickers on my bike, its because I know that I have a guardian angle watching over me while I ride and to proudly show the appreciation for all the hard dedicated work that Garrett Berg did for all of us and didn't ask anything in return.
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I didn't know Garrett personally or about all his great knowledge that he shared about the 426 on Thumper Talk
Garrett in my mind is still a great role model for all of us to follow and I am glad to have met and become close friends with his parents and sister and all his close friends that he rode with and knew him.

So why do I have the number 393 on my bike and the GMB God Speed stickers on my bike, its because I know that I have a guardian angle watching over me while I ride and to proudly show the appreciation for all the hard dedicaed work that Garrett Berg did for all of us and didn't ask anything in return.
you took the words right outta my... uh, fingers : and that was perfectly said my man

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