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R.I.P. Dick Fish
On reliable authority, I regret to inform this Forum of the death of Dick Fish, renowned LD rider and record holder in the Iron Butt community.
I am told that Dick was killed in a motorcycle accident in Montana last night, the accident involving [some] cars and Dick's bike. Details will unfold quickly, I presume.
Dick was well known in the Iron Butt Association and LD riding community. He was an Iron Butt Rally contestant several times, and held the world record for riding from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, at the tip of South America.
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Had the opportunity to meet this fellow, it was a pleasure to be sure. Easy to feel small in his presence, great to hear his tales, a terrific ambassador for motorcycling. He'll be missed.
We have lost one of the great ones.
Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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Never a good thing to see. I did not know but hate seeing this type of thing.
Very little published so far
My heart is breaking for this amazing rider.
Hugs to his family.
Last edited by Voni; 08-12-2011 at 08:38 PM.
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It took very little checking to find info on his many and varied contributions, records and reputation. Certainly a unique and talented rider and one who will be missed by many.
Condolences to his family.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Dick but have read much. The motorcycle comunity has lost a great one. Godspeed and ride the heavens safetly.
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Sad to hear!........He will be missed by many!
So Sorry to hear about Dick Fish.
I hope I am still riding at 70yr old....RIP
Dick was an inspiration
My three sons and I rode the Ushuaia to Prudoe Bay trip in 2007. We had planned the trip for a couple of years with the goal of seeing if we could ride it faster than did Kevin & Julia Saunders who were in the Guinness book for the ride. In the mean time Dick rode his amazing world record pace for the trip. We were not in the same class as the amazing Dick Fish and we tipped our hats to his remarkable abilities. I wrote Dick and told him of our plans and he made a point of coming to the Canadian/US border to meet us and ride with us to Red Deer while we were on our venture. Dick and I shared a beer at the Capri Hotel in Red Deer where he passed on some pointers for riding the Dalton Highway. He was a great man with a great heart. I think of him fondly. This is tragic news.