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Avon 2010
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A few commemorative pics from the first Avon event.
Pete took his last checkered flag a few years ago, he will be greatly missed.

Dave, Eric, remember???
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i sure do. 
those angled boards were so long ago.
 the wood i used de-laminated and rotted away from age. 
but , it seems like yesterday in my mind. 
i will be back to Avon probably this year miss my friends and the track.

Pete was an awesome guy.
we became literally instant friends when we first met.
was a terrible blow having him pass way that quickly but life can be like that sometimes.
i miss him. 

d Cool
Dave L.
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(03-16-2020, 06:19 AM)Scott Kneisel Wrote: A few commemorative pics from the first Avon event.
Pete took his last checkered flag a few years ago, he will be greatly missed.

Dave, Eric, remember???

what happened???

gw
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#4
Pete passed away from Colon cancer. His last days were pretty tough. We became pretty good friends and I went up to Canada to see him as often as I could during his last days.
He was a hell of a good driver and what a craftsman.  He was also into bikes and fabricated a lot of his own stuff.
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I'd never met Pete.  I'm probably older now than he was.  He looks as healthy as any of us in that pic.

Side note:  Two buddies of mine from middle school are identical twins.  One went for a routine colonoscopy around 45 yrs old and they found one or more polyps of the bad type, whatever.  His Dr says, "You'd better tell your brother to get checked."  He did, and he did.  When the brother came out of anesthesia, his Dr. said, "Your brother saved your life."  Apparently 2nd brother was much worse than the first.  Bottom line, both are still with us 10 yrs later.  These days, from the patient's perspective, there's nothing to a colonoscopy.

On a much brighter note, I'm looking forward to hangin' out with my buddy Dave L. this summer.  It's been too long.  I gotta make it happen!
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(03-17-2020, 08:09 AM)doug tenney Wrote: I'd never met Pete.  I'm probably older now than he was.  He looks as healthy as any of us in that pic.

Side note:  Two buddies of mine from middle school are identical twins.  One went for a routine colonoscopy around 45 yrs old and they found one or more polyps of the bad type, whatever.  His Dr says, "You'd better tell your brother to get checked."  He did, and he did.  When the brother came out of anesthesia, his Dr. said, "Your brother saved your life."  Apparently 2nd brother was much worse than the first.  Bottom line, both are still with us 10 yrs later.  These days, from the patient's perspective, there's nothing to a colonoscopy.

On a much brighter note, I'm looking forward to hangin' out with my buddy Dave L. this summer.  It's been too long.  I gotta make it happen!

great story..an d yes,,if you think you are haveing a problem get it checked....

BTW  David was planning on Bville this year,,,but we all knew what happened there,,,I'll keep it non political....but yes , we need to get him involved again,,,he went thru some tuff times,,,and still is,,,but with good friends and good times he'll make it thru....proud to call him my friend...

gary
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pete was a great guy and an awesome driver mechanic , fabricator.
 we talked almost weekly, he was one of the good guys you rarely meet. 

he got wiped out by canadian national health care. 
he's gone in for a colonoscopy , but in canada you are required to get a test first , to see if you qualify for one.
the test came back positive but the health care system dropped the ball and he wasn't told .
had he been just allowed a colonoscopy they would probably caught it in time.

he found out in new york playing at avon.
he got sick was puking and went home. 
couldn't poop went to see doctors.
they found something like 6" of cancer in his intestines.
it had metastasized and gotten into his liver.
it took a long while for him to pass.
it freaked me out that he was terminal.
i never could force myself to go see him , just couldn't.
always regretted that bone head move.

r.i.p. my brother
d Cool
Dave L.
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#8
I'm no expert, but I think if you wait until you have a problem to get scoped, and you got it, you're waaaay more likely to be a goner.
Sorry, I know that nobody comes here for a sermon.  Over 'n out.
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#9
Just did a colonoscopy and endoscopy last week.
Yes, they used TWO different cameras! (well, that's what they TOLD me) Smile
I had a good friend that ignored symptoms and he is no longer with us.
Suck it up and get checked!

terry
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#10
doug,

whether you know this or not Canadian health care has long wait times.

pete was a meticulous and cautious guy in nature.
he didn't do things half assed .

Pete had zero symptoms he just got to the recommended age to do this procedure.
he went in , as diligent people do , and was told he had to do the blood test or whatever first .

in the usa they just do the colonoscopy , it's far more accurate than tests.
But , in canada nearly everything important medically has long wait lists.
so they make people jump through hoops to make sure they actually need something done.

so he did the test and waited for results.
if it was positive he was supposed to be scheduled for the camera part.
his mistake was he assumed that he didn't need to follow up with the doctors office.
the doctors office got positive results and should've scheduled the colonoscopy but didn't for what ever reason.

MONTHS LATER he got sick it might've been longer that was ages ago.
anyway by then he had 6 inches of cancerous growth in his intestines and the cancer had metastasized.
it got in his liver and that was that.
there's an excellent chance had he just been allowed the colonoscopy in the first place they would've caught it in time.

enough said
d Cool
Dave L.
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