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Jul 15th 2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Bothell

Rider Down at TRMP 7/14

An older gentleman was killed around T1 Saturday at a Keigwins trackday. RIP Gary
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Jul 15th 2018, 11:07 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  US

Heard about this on Facebook as well. Rip to the rider..

Edited by kromlec on Jul 16th 2018 at 05:29 AM
Jul 16th 2018, 07:18 AM   #3
 
  Jun 2016
  Seattle

I hear he had a heart attack. No way of knowing if it was before or after the wreck though.
Jul 16th 2018, 07:23 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
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I hear he had a heart attack. No way of knowing if it was before or after the wreck though.
That would be the second one like that in two weeks. A 61 year old died just after completing a vintage race in Florida a couple weeks ago. Witnesses to that one said he slumped over after crossing the finish line and ran off the track.

RIP Rider, and condolences to family and friends.

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Jul 16th 2018, 08:21 AM   #5
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  Jun 2018
  Tacoma

  Street 12' Aprilia Tuono v4, Track 08' Yamaha R6 (450)
Sad day for the family and friends.. my prayers go out to them.
Jul 16th 2018, 12:14 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Travelling around the NW

  Triumph Bonnezilla, Little Ninja
May he ride eternal, shiny and chrome. Witness!

Regardless of your age, keep hydrated, keep in shape, and pay attention to your bike and your body folks. Motorcycles are not forgiving creatures. I am of the opinion that there are worse ways to die, but that's a decision every rider has to make for themselves.
Jul 17th 2018, 02:17 PM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Bothell, WA

What a great ��way to go, doing what he loved!
Jul 17th 2018, 03:15 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
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That would be the second one like that in two weeks. A 61 year old died just after completing a vintage race in Florida a couple weeks ago. Witnesses to that one said he slumped over after crossing the finish line and ran off the track.
Wow, make it 3, guy ran off at Mid Ohio at the AMA Vintage days too. RIP to all.
Jul 18th 2018, 04:20 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Medford Oregon

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I hear he had a heart attack. No way of knowing if it was before or after the wreck though.
Gary had a Hemorrhagic stroke, it was very well before the accident.

Also he was 78 and ripping to the end!
Jul 19th 2018, 09:46 AM   #10
 
  Aug 2016
  Vancouver, BC

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Gary had a Hemorrhagic stroke, it was very well before the accident.

Also he was 78 and ripping to the end!
Thanks for the update!
Jul 19th 2018, 10:01 AM   #11
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  Jun 2018
  Tacoma

  Street 12' Aprilia Tuono v4, Track 08' Yamaha R6 (450)
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Gary had a Hemorrhagic stroke, it was very well before the accident.

Also he was 78 and ripping to the end!
78! What a boss! ... I hope to keep riding until that age
Jul 29th 2018, 06:58 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

Damn, I had no idea until just now that "Gary" was Gary Graffe.

Gary was good friend, pit partner and the best of people. Lizzy and Delia were amazing too, I hope they are doing OK.

You guys know the bond you make when you trust someone to pass you a few inches away in a corner, that was Gary. Man I'm going to miss this guy.

RIP Gary, see you on the other side.

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Jul 29th 2018, 07:03 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

PS, sorry for the image size. I cant seem to get it to scroll over to correct it.
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