All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums

Go Back   All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Announcements, Policies & Promotions > Garrett Michael Berg "Remembering Those Who Rode" Memorial Foundation > GMB Races

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-09-2008, 05:31 PM
crfjedi393's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Last Online: 03-31-2015 09:33 PM
Location: Duncan, OK
Posts: 13,548
Default "The Letter" on Video.

     

Mr. Berg did something new this year. I don't know how many tears were shed during the reading but some of them were mine. He is a big man to say the least.
"A Letter to My Son".
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-09-2008, 05:45 PM
char393's Avatar
cha cha
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Last Online: 06-20-2018 04:07 PM
Location: Conroe, Texas
Posts: 19,947
Default

Oh man, I'm not sure I can watch this right now. I'd be surprised if there were any dry eyes during the reading of "the letter".
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-09-2008, 05:46 PM
MotoMan's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 03-22-2017 12:24 PM
Location: Howe, Indiana
Posts: 26,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by char393 View Post
Oh man, I'm not sure I can watch this right now. I'd be surprised if there were any dry eyes during the reading of "the letter".
I know there wasn't any around me.

I think I will hold off on watching that one for a little while as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-09-2008, 06:00 PM
Keetoman393's Avatar
Da Bunny
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Last Online: 12-22-2016 03:50 PM
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,232
Default

I am with the others. I just can't bring myself to watch it right now...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-09-2008, 06:07 PM
char393's Avatar
cha cha
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Last Online: 06-20-2018 04:07 PM
Location: Conroe, Texas
Posts: 19,947
Default

I will watch, probably tonight after everyone goes to bed. That way my eyeballs can leak in private.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-09-2008, 06:08 PM
MrsTwister393's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Last Online: 09-08-2010 07:00 PM
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,365
Default

It tends to rain a lot during that letter. I still dont know how he read it to everyone, I'm very glad he did. I actually thought about his words today while watching Ellie play her volleyball game.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-09-2008, 06:10 PM
MotoMan's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 03-22-2017 12:24 PM
Location: Howe, Indiana
Posts: 26,049
Default

Yep, exactly.

Also Robbie, I think about that everytime I see my kids......just unreal.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-09-2008, 09:56 PM
char393's Avatar
cha cha
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Last Online: 06-20-2018 04:07 PM
Location: Conroe, Texas
Posts: 19,947
Default

As Mr Berg said...

"Damn rain"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-10-2008, 08:48 AM
The Kimster's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Last Online: 07-18-2012 12:08 PM
Location: Plymouth Indiana
Posts: 256
Default

A man of great words.
Really gets ya thinkin...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-10-2008, 01:50 PM
yzernie's Avatar
Retired now a House Biatch
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Last Online: 05-10-2016 12:18 AM
Location: Oak Hills/Hesperia, Ca.
Posts: 7,825
Default

Not a feakin cloud for hundreds of miles around here but it's "raining". The strength of this family simply amazes me.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-10-2008, 05:24 PM
jaybird67k393's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Last Online: 02-14-2013 07:42 AM
Location: Texas
Posts: 108
Default

Big Ole Texas tears............................

Jason
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Riptide369's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Last Online: 10-08-2009 08:57 AM
Location: Plantersville Texas
Posts: 108
Default

The words spoke by the Berg family changed a lot in my life and my relationship with my kids. We are all only here for a short time to make the best of very day regardless of the curve balls that might come at you. Thank you Berg family you are in my family's daily prayers.

Last edited by Riptide369; 10-10-2008 at 05:45 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-10-2008, 10:44 PM
b-bike393's Avatar
Pro Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Last Online: 09-11-2016 07:08 AM
Location: Halsey, Oregon
Posts: 1,797
Default

I had read Mike's letter to Garrett when he first posted it on Thumpertalk, however, hearing it from Mike himself...

Just gives a person another deep look into the heart of Mike. Mike says that Garrett was a giving young man and He's right. I think I know who Garrett learned that from.

Shannon,
I missed seeing you at this years GMB. Every year when I see you I tell you that I'm still praying for you. I still am.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-11-2008, 10:16 AM
MotoMan's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 03-22-2017 12:24 PM
Location: Howe, Indiana
Posts: 26,049
Default

By request I have posted this video on my youtube account:

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-11-2008, 03:18 PM
crfjedi393's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Last Online: 03-31-2015 09:33 PM
Location: Duncan, OK
Posts: 13,548
Default

H hit me up about this and I think it is an excellent idea for more exposure. Mr. Berg's words will mean something to many mom's and dad's out there.
Thanks Jim!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-11-2008, 05:14 PM
MotoMan's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 03-22-2017 12:24 PM
Location: Howe, Indiana
Posts: 26,049
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crfjedi393 View Post
H hit me up about this and I think it is an excellent idea for more exposure. Mr. Berg's words will mean something to many mom's and dad's out there.
Thanks Jim!
It was my pleasure!! No problem at all!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-13-2008, 11:45 AM
The Kimster's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Last Online: 07-18-2012 12:08 PM
Location: Plymouth Indiana
Posts: 256
Default

Saturday night I went to see my Mom for the first time home from GMB. She wanted to know all about my trip. I told her all about it and showed her all the pictures in the threads and the videos.
After showing her everything I found it fitting to play this one for her. Mom cried from start to finish, and I did as well.
At the end, she said thank you for showing me that... I have learned more in that 10 minutes then almost most my life. She hasn't really ever been a part of the mx world but she did say... I would love to be a part of GMB next year!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-13-2008, 12:45 PM
crfjedi393's Avatar
ATM Contributor!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Last Online: 03-31-2015 09:33 PM
Location: Duncan, OK
Posts: 13,548
Default

Awesome! Another heart touched by a tragedy that can't be changed. I know we would all change it if we could but it's nice to see something positive come from it. I am sure Mr. Berg feels the same way.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-13-2008, 01:37 PM
Motodad393's Avatar
ATM! Pro Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Last Online: 08-06-2018 02:04 PM
Location: Friendswood, Texas
Posts: 2,112
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Kimster View Post
Saturday night I went to see my Mom for the first time home from GMB. She wanted to know all about my trip. I told her all about it and showed her all the pictures in the threads and the videos.
After showing her everything I found it fitting to play this one for her. Mom cried from start to finish, and I did as well.
At the end, she said thank you for showing me that... I have learned more in that 10 minutes then almost most my life. She hasn't really ever been a part of the mx world but she did say... I would love to be a part of GMB next year!

Kim,

This is absolutely awesome! Thank you for sharing this with us. It takes courage to open up. I suspect that this will produce good things for you and your mom.

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you this year and I look forward to perhaps meeting you one day in the future.

All the Best........
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-21-2008, 04:22 PM
Ride.221's Avatar
Intermediate Class
 
Join Date: May 2008
Last Online: 03-19-2009 03:37 PM
Location: OREGON DUNES
Posts: 151
Default

What I wouldn't give to come to GMB at least once. For some reason, the videos wouldn't work for me until the YouTube post came up. It's amazing how you have never met a person and yet they can mean to much to you by just reading and hearing about the thing impacts he made on people's hearts. I remember first coming onto this forum and just assuming it to be another motocross chat- until Char pointed out the real meaning behind it. Reading all the experiences and memories people in our little ATM family have shared with Garrett and his family make this forum so much more worthwhile. I feel a lot closer to all of you knowing we all share a deep sympathy and suffer a great loss from such an amazing young man. I have never met Garrett, but I have read anything and everything that has included his life story from the many postings of fellow ATM members- and even now, I find myself thinking "Garrett would have loved this" or "How would Garrett do it?" Mr. Berg, you were bold in making your feelings vulnerable by reading this letter, and I admire your courage. "The Letter" could and would help the lives of many other fallen rider's family's adapt to the situation at hand. It's such a great sport, and Garrett represented it well and made us all very proud. The legacy he has left behind is far greater than that we could ever imagine. "In Memory Of #393."
Reply With Quote
Reply

  All Things Moto! Dirtbike Forums > Announcements, Policies & Promotions > Garrett Michael Berg "Remembering Those Who Rode" Memorial Foundation > GMB Races


Bookmarks

Thread Tools


Similar Threads for: "The Letter" on Video.
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hakan Calqvist and "the beer" video clip OLDMXRACER 393 Vintage Riding 3 04-08-2009 12:47 PM
Why I Read the "Letter" @ GB RTWR Memorial Race this Year... GMB VII Motodad393 GMB Races 8 10-19-2008 06:48 PM
99' KX125 ""sneezing""/""Hic-up"" noise... zildjianxdrumme 2-Stroke Dirt Bikes - Kawasaki 6 04-14-2005 07:39 PM
Jeff Ward's "Winning Ways" Video $5 mmj6472 Classified Ads 1 09-27-2003 09:53 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright ©2002-2017, JDub Consulting, Inc. All Right Reserved.