NICO

 

I WAS ASKED TO PEN SOMETHING ABOUT APPLE AND NICO AND WHAT THEY MEANT TO OUR CLUB I 20 RIDERS. I AM NOT SURE I CAN COMPLETELY EXPRESS WHAT THEY MEANT TO EVERY ONE OF US BUT I CAN SAY THEY WERE A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR CLUB AND LOSING BOTH OF THEM  SO CLOSE TOGETHER REALLY AFFECTED ALL OF US.  SOME OF US ENDEAVORED TO CONTINUE RIDING BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE DO AND IT IS WHAT THEY WOULD WANT. OTHERS DECIDED TO STOP RIDING ALTOGETHER BECAUSE THE PAIN WAS TOO GREAT TO HANDLE.
     NICO - WHEN I 1ST MET NICO HE CAME TO ONE OF MY REGULAR HANG OUTS. HE HAD HIS FEET PROPPED UP IN A CHAIR AND WAS LEANING BACK DRINKING A BEER.  MY 1ST THOUGHT WAS WHO DOES THIS GUY THINK HE IS, COMING IN MY PLACE AND PUTTING HIS FEET UP LIKE HE OWNS THE PLACE? NICO WAS OPINIONATED AND OUTSPOKEN. I WASN'T SURE IF I LIKED HIM EVEN A LITTLE BIT IF AT ALL. LOL. AS I SPENT TIME AROUND HIM I REALIZED TO DISLIKE HIM WOULD ONLY BE HATING MYSELF. WE HAD MANY CHARACTERISTICS ALIKE AND QUICKLY BECAME FRIENDS.   HE WAS VERY CHARISMATIC AND FRIENDLY. EVERYONE LOVED HIM. HE WOULD GO OUT OF HIS WAY TO HELP YOU. WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, HE CAME TO SEE ME REGULARLY AND MADE SURE I HAD THE THINGS I NEEDED AND WANTED.  I STRESS THE "WANTED" BECAUSE SOMETIMES THOSE THINGS WEREN'T WHAT ANYONE WANTED  ME TO HAVE.. EXCEPT ME..  WE HELPED EACH OTHER THROUGH APPLE'S PASSING. RIDING AROUND TAKING CARE OF THINGS AND CONSOLING EACH OTHER. HE
 WAS MY
 DRINKING PARTNER DURING THE SUBSEQUENT HARD LONG NIGHTS AFTERWORD. ONE I COULD CONFIDE IN, WHO UNDERSTOOD ME. IN SHORT HE WAS MY FRIEND. 

         IN SHORT I THINK APPLE AND NICO MEANT SO MUCH TO OUR CLUB BECAUSE THEY WERE OUR BRIGHTEST SHINING STARS.  TO KNOW THEM WAS TO LOVE THEM. PEOPLE WERE DRAWN TO THEM. THEY ALWAYS REPRESENTED I 20, IN ANY SETTING. THEIR LOYALTY WAS UNQUESTIONED. TO HAVE THEIR LIGHT EXTINGUISHED SO SOON WAS A TRAVESTY.  ONE WE ALL DEAL WITH EVERYDAY.  MY HOPE IS THAT I HAVE ACQUITTED MYSELF WELL IN THEIR EYES. THAT I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO SHOW THE WORLD THEY WERE LOVED AND ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. TO SHOW THAT WE REMEMBER OUR OWN AND CARRY THEM WITH US ALWAYS.  I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR HAVING THE PRIVILEGE TO HAVE KNOWN EACH OF THEM AND BEEN CLOSE TO THEM. IT WAS TRULY AN HONOR.

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