Monday, October 12, 2009

KT and Snake (from Brillo)

Chuck Bert. I sure miss that hat. (from Brillo)

GK and Fly. Photo from CC Rider

GK, Sandy, and Chunk. Photo from CC Rider

Phil. Photo from CC Rider

Wolfman. (Sent in by Blondy)

Wolfman. Rest In Peace, VROC #3 (Photo sent by Toa)

Rick and Patsy. Eureka Springs, 2002 (Sherm's photo)

Snake and KT at the Kick Stand Lodge. (Stonewall photo)

Vaughn, EZ, KT, Snake, and Chunk. At Pat Shea's home, 2006 (photo by Vaughn Devereaux)

Snake, Double Trouble (Zmean1 & Kelly) and Chuck Bert. (Susan's photo)

Snake, KT, Mad Mike, Ricky Running Late, and Fred. (Susan's photo)

Snake, KT, Sandy, and Rachael. (Susan's photo)

Fly, paying respects at Snake's funeral

Fart and Brillo...and Snake. Boscobel 2005 (photo by Stewey)

Snake at SEVROC (Blondy's picture)

Wompus, KT, Blondy and Snake. Maggie Valley (Stonewall's Photo)

Snake & KT with Skid and Sandy at Eureka Springs (Blondy's picture)

Snake, Chunk & KT (Blondy's picture)

EZ and Snake. SEVROC 2006 (Blondy photo)

Snake (photo from Cargo)

Snake after a wet ride! (Stonewall photo, I think)

Snake at the ES Banquet 05. Chunk is getting the left overs (Blondy photo)

Snake and Annie 2005 (Blondy picture)

Lynn and Phil had only been married a very short time when they came to Maggie Valley in 2006. They arrived late, the day of the Pizza feed. I sat with them, and picked up the tab for a wedding present. I don't think he ever knew who did it, but it's OK to confess now. I had been acquainted with Phil as a customer, then a friend, for 12 years.

Skid and Phil. KSL, 2005 (Guns photo)

Phil. (photo from Cargo)

Phil and Lynn. (Photo by Stewey)

Phil at the Iron Horse. (photo from Cargo)

Phil (Gunslinger) Photo from Toa

Phil enjoying some morning sun at Kick Stand Lodge. (Photo by Jax)

Phil (gunslinger), He drove his truck to Durango, V2K, in 2000. (Photo sent by Toa)

Late night shot of Phil and Brillo, with Deb in the background. I don't remember the year, but Brillo look younger.

Chuck Bert, Phil Thompson, Lucky Al, and Tim Acree, at the Iron Horse Stables (photo by Stewey)

Phil (Gunslinger) and Babe. Lake Lure, 2003 (Blondy photo)

Phil (Gunslinger) Thompson.. Rest in Peace

Kilo (Mark Irwin) in the center, leather jacket. I remember Kilo from when he lived in Missouri, met Babe, and fell in love. They had a great relationship..

Kilo with his family in Maggie Valley, 2006

Kilo was always a good greater at any rally. A friendly, outgoing man, that made people feel good.

Kilo's back..dinner at Maggie Valley.

Stonewall with Babe and Kilo. Maggie Valley, 2006

Judge and Kilo SEVROC 2008 (Blondy picture)

Kilo and Toa (photo sent by Toa)

Kilo, SEVROC 2008 (Blondy photo)

Babe and Kilo, SEVROC 2008 (Blondy photo, Same photo sent by Wayne Osborne)

Kilo, Maggie Valley. (Blondy photo)

Phin and Kilo in Maggie Valley. (Blondy photo)

Babe and Kilo talking to another vroc person at Maggie Valley 2008. (Blondy photo)

Kilo, Durango, vroc 2000. (Photo sent by Toa)

Snake (Tim Acree) and KT. This was also at Maggie Valley 2006

If you click on the picture, you'll see Chuck Bert and Snake talking with someone on the right of the group.

Snake and KT at the Kick Stand Lodge

I rode with Snake and KT from the KSL back to Maggie Valley. We stopped to take this picture.

Snake is telling Cargo "how it is"

The Judge is holding court. Snake is all ears.

Snake was a person that was liked by everyone. A very good machinist, mechanic, and the type of person could repair anything. A terrific mind that, like the rest, ended way too soon.

Fred Kunkle, vroc'er and friend. He had a soft heart for animals, even ducks.

Fred and Mo greet some guests at the Kick Stand Lodge. I think these are people from Canada :-)

Fred turned into an excellent cook, sort of out of necessity!

Fred enjoying the morning sun on his porch. (Stonewall photo)

Fred and Mo. I first met them when we shared a camp site at the Iron Horse Stables in 2002. They were on a extended trip, and had just been to the VROC rally in Alaska. Good folk, both of them.

Fred in Fairbanks, VROC 2002 (Photo by David)

Fred in his 'office'

Fred brewing up some 'Timmies'. A gift from Stonewall. Fred told me he don't like this Canadian Crap, but he didn't want to hurt Gord's feelings, so he's using it. (Stonewall Photo)
I'm joking Gord!!!!

Fred and Mo usually had plenty of help with the cooking. (Stonewall photo)

The porch at the KSL. Fred and Mo were a happy couple

The ribs are lookin' good.

Fred and Mo usually stayed up with the guest to party around the Campfire.

Good Memories

Fred keeping the kitty dry.

Chuck Bert, SEVROC 2008 (Blondy photo)

Chuck Bert at Grand Lake, CO. (Malachi Photo)

Chuck Bert. The Hat in Grand Lake, CO. (Malachi Photo)

Chuck at Lake Lure (Blondy photo)

WW2 in Coos Bay, 2008. That's Chuck Bert on the right with the big hat, his trademark.

Chuck visits with Marleen and Scotty.

Didsbury Dave, only married about an hour here, visits with Chuck.

A Gentle-man.

Chuck with Lucky Al, greeting dinner in Maggie Valley.

Chuck looks different without the Texas Hat!

Chuck Bert, with Mr. Peabody and Maccs, during the Oregon Rally.

Chuck had a varied background. Pilot, Real Estate, and now working as in EMT. He has owned more than one business in his lifetime, and was very interesting to visit with.

Chuck's vest..back at Maggie Valley here.

It's hard not to post these. Although similar, his face is different in every one.

Shelby and Chuck. A new Texan, and an older one.

If Chuch saw Kelly trying to ride that little scooter behind him, he'd be laughing even harder.

Chuck and Chunk. (photo by Stewey)

Chuck in our Coos Bay Kitchen, 2006. He came by bike, plane, and rented car all the way to Oregon to visit while I was laid up from the crash. He brought a big Texas BBQed Briskit with him!

Chuck brought me this small T-Shirt. It was the Boscobel shirt for the 06 Rally. It was full of signatures, Front and back.

Relaxing after dinner.

Chuck was also a trained horticulturist. He gave Pat some good advise on her back yard flowers.

The send off breakfast when Chuck left Oregon on July 20, 2008. He was probably still digesting this food when he had the accident on the way home.

Pat and I share breakfast with Chuck.

Sunset Bay, near my home. Rest in Peace, good friend.

Cyborg, on left, at Lake Lure, 2003 (Blondy photo)

Cyborg and Toa. Eureka Springs, 2001 (Toa Photo)

Kegs. (Blondy photo)

EZ and Kegs at a SEVROC (I think this was a Vaughn photo)

Cutter. (sent in by Blondy)

Foggy sent me this picture a long time ago. I think it was taken during Eureka Springs, 2002.

GK (Greg) Taken during the Colorado Rally in, ? 2004 or 2005 I think

Spencer. Rest in Peace. This was taken in 2001. (Photo from Bandit)

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