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Jan 29th 2018, 05:51 PM   #16
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  Mar 2016
  Bothell

Rip rider.
Jan 29th 2018, 06:34 PM   #17
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
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Originally Posted by Dragon Rider
RIP

many fun rides with Lee years ago.

I remember a story Lee told me about how he got everyone on a ride out of a ticket. The Leo pulled over all the bikes and went to start talking with the lead bike (Lee).

Lee takes of his helmet and the Leo see all that white hair on a 70 yr old guy in full leathers. Takes a second, just givens him a talking to.

I also remember that Lee didn't start riding till he retired? Man he was fast.

We (5 of us) were stuck behind a line of slow cars, Lee was leading i was second and he pulled out to pass the whole line of cars so we followed suit, as we passed the truck holding everybody up at hand cuff speed i noticed it said state police on the door of the truck, i slowed put my hand up and pulled over as i knew what was up and so did eveybody else..... except Lee he was still jaming Gears. The police Told us to stay put while he got Lee who pulled over up the road when he noticed we were all gone needless to say nobody got a ticket that day.
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Jan 29th 2018, 07:06 PM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  Milwaukie

  BMW S1000XR & KTM 450 EXC
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I just got news my old riding buddy Lee Yoast died in a motorcycle crash in mexico. He was realy a special person with a huge heart and gave so much for the comunities he lived. I can honestly say ive never met a better person. We made some absolutly epic rides to detroit lake and back with storys that almost cant be toped, he will be missed. Be carefull out there
Damn, Lee (Old Man) was one hell of a nice guy and great riding partner. He will be missed. RIP Buddy.

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Jan 29th 2018, 11:41 PM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Milwaukie

  BMW S1000XR & KTM 450 EXC
Thought I might post this for the people who knew Lee.

http://steveinmexico.blogspot.com/20...e-of-good.html

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Jan 30th 2018, 10:41 AM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
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Thought I might post this for the people who knew Lee.

mexpatriate ? in the key of steve: having lived a life of good

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Great article. Thanks for posting it.
Jan 30th 2018, 09:21 PM   #21
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
Sorry for you loss!
Feb 12th 2018, 07:03 AM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  BMW F800R, Honda CBR250R
I missed this thread when it was first posted. Thank you, @Willow, for telling me about it.

Lee was such an inspiration to me, in so many ways. My visit with Lee and his wife, Christine, taught me so much about the good people out in the world, and Lee's patience with my riding taught me that I could challenge myself, persevere, and trust myself to meet my goals. What an amazing man, and I count myself lucky to have known him.

I had planned to return to visit and ride with him again - and had even gone so far as to correspond with them about potential dates several times - but I never made it happen. That is a big regret.

The accident happened in November, and I've been in touch with Christine. My heart goes out to her. She shared that the town erected a monument to Lee. The dedication was well attended, including the mayor of the municipality.

RIP, Lee, I miss you.
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Feb 12th 2018, 08:08 AM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Thank you for sharing that Candiya, I recall seeing the photos and reading your account of the time down there. Vaya Con Dios Lee
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Feb 14th 2018, 08:18 AM   #24
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
One hell of a guy. I've always regretted not taking him up on a visit down south. RIP.
Feb 14th 2018, 09:57 AM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  600RR
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I've always regretted not taking him up on a visit down south. RIP.
I remember the offer he made, he seemed like a truly nice guy.

RIP
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