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    I would think there were more than that, but I didn't count them. The crowds at the calling hours were unbelieveable. It took almost 80 minutes to get to where the family was greeting people. Very sad occasion but also very heartwarming responses from everyone.
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    I would have guessed more than 100 bikes. Here is a photo of part of the parking lot - there was another entire lane of parking filled with bikes, and this was taken fairly early. The service was a wonderful celebration of John's life and the way he touched so many people. Muriel, saw you, meant to say hello - but you know what it was like there.

    BTW - - another side of John: http://www.app.com/article/20131018/...nclick_check=1
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    Memorial Donation

    For anyone interested - John's family asked in lieu of flowers or other remembrances - that people please make a donation to the Camp Nejeda Foundation, a camp for children with diabetes. John was active in supporting the camp and it would be a fitting remembrance - helping children suffering with the disease to live life and fulfil their dreams. It can be done quickly and easily on line at: http://www.campnejeda.org/site/PageS...ejeda_homepage

    Thanks for considering doing this - I know John would have approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    For anyone interested - John's family asked in lieu of flowers or other remembrances - that people please make a donation to the Camp Nejeda Foundation, a camp for children with diabetes. John was active in supporting the camp and it would be a fitting remembrance - helping children suffering with the disease to live life and fulfil their dreams. It can be done quickly and easily on line at: http://www.campnejeda.org/site/PageS...ejeda_homepage

    Thanks for considering doing this - I know John would have approved.
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    investigation

    Has there been any information released about the investigation into this accident?

    Was the driver of the car charged with any crime? Speeding, rear ending motorcyclist?

    I lost a buddy to a left turning kid hurrying to work a couple years back was very upset when no charges were pressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Has there been any information released about the investigation into this accident?

    Was the driver of the car charged with any crime? Speeding, rear ending motorcyclist?

    I lost a buddy to a left turning kid hurrying to work a couple years back was very upset when no charges were pressed!

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    There's an investigation but I do not know the results.

    It's difficult to accept that John would have swerved for no reason. The conditions were not adverse. And at the hospital he was blood sugar was not abnormal (he was diabetic).

    It appears that the occupants of the Mustang were two teenage girls. They were never identified
    In news reports. Why? Aren't drivers typically identified in an accident?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenlew View Post
    ..........

    ............... Why? Aren't drivers typically identified in an accident?
    Not if they know somebody, plus as a motorcyclist we are ALL second class citizens in the eyes of many. Within 10 miles of my home there was a 21 year old killed when a 55 year old, turned left in front of him, but NO ticket was issued, it happens at least 3-4 time a year in WNY, and the drivers NEVER get tickets. If you are on 2 wheels you are fair game it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    If you are on 2 wheels you are fair game it seems.
    It's the same for bicyclists and pedestrians too. Cars rule the roost.

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