Max6200 is going to make it!
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Moto Giro Titan
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:25 am quote
So sad. I met Max in 2012 at LG, my first Amerivespa. a truly gracious and kind soul. Rest easy, Max6200.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:33 am quote
Peace,Max.
MV Santa
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:08 pm quote
I found a some more pics.

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saggezza di scala
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:34 pm quote
Gutted.

My private message box sits full at 100%. But I can't bear to delete anything to make room, because there are so many messages there that I want to be able to re-read from wonderful people who have passed.
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Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:49 pm quote
Click
You can delete mine then.

Bill x
saggezza di scala
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:57 am quote
Re: Click
Bill Dog wrote:
You can delete mine then.

Bill x
You just want to get rid of the evidence.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:21 am quote
Treppenwitz wrote:
Gutted.

My private message box sits full at 100%. But I can't bear to delete anything to make room, because there are so many messages there that I want to be able to re-read from wonderful people who have passed.
I know just how ya feel.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:37 am quote
It sounds cliche however Max truly has a “million dollar smile.”

I’ve always been smitten by the dude, I pray he is in no pain today.

SDG
Molto Verboso
MP3 500 (2) MotoGuzzi California 1400
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:22 pm quote
Like another shooting star across a night sky...
What a great man who spent his time with us.

A few years ago, I made a little image for him, which he liked and wanted to use as his avatar. Cool conversations.
God Speed Max. It's been a privilege.

The avatar....

image.jpeg

Molto Verboso
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:58 am quote
It makes one wonder how we got from "conscious and eating, optimistic for his recovery" to infection spread to his organs and waiting for his death.

Medical error or picked up a bug in the hospital come to mind.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:28 am quote
Treppenwitz wrote:
Gutted.

My private message box sits full at 100%. But I can't bear to delete anything to make room, because there are so many messages there that I want to be able to re-read from wonderful people who have passed.
once you hit 100% the oldest is automatically deleted once the next one comes in. So do a proper purge and get rid of the not needed ones.
Ossessionato
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:25 am quote
Treppenwitz wrote:
Gutted.

My private message box sits full at 100%. But I can't bear to delete anything to make room, because there are so many messages there that I want to be able to re-read from wonderful people who have passed.
Try printing the messages as PDFs and save them to your hard drive. You can also us the snip it tool to capture and save for posterity.
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:45 am quote
This is terrible news. I never met Max in person, but exchanges with him here on this forum were usually informative and or entertaining.

This is yet another big loss for our little community here.

Godspeed Max...ride hard, ride fast.
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:28 am quote
Can everyone on here stop getting ill or worse please.

There's been a run of far too much bad luck recently.
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Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:32 am quote
Goal
I'm doing my best Mate.

Bill x
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:58 am quote
Re: Goal
Bill Dog wrote:
I'm doing my best Mate.

Bill x
You’d better, or I’ll be very annoyed.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:17 pm quote
Any update on Max?
saggezza di scala
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:38 pm quote
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Can everyone on here stop getting ill or worse please.

There's been a run of far too much bad luck recently.
We all were given a ticket for this ride called life without any promise of how long it would last or how it might end.

That good people leave us too soon is certainly sad. But not nearly so sad as the thought of not enjoying the ride as thoroughly as possible.

Max rode life like he stole it. He's an inspiration to me at times when I might be tempted to take the safe, easy or conventional route.
MV Santa
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:29 am quote
I called the hospital and they couldn't give me any more information other than that he is still a patient there.

Let's hope.

Last edited by vintage red matthew on Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:38 am; edited 1 time in total
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:31 am quote
Call
Well done for being on the case.

Keep poking them would you ?

Bill x
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:45 am quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
I called the hospital and they couldn't give me any more information other than that he is still a patient there.

Let's hope.
Thanks Matthew for looking in on Max and reporting back to MV.
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:38 am quote
Ask
Is there any more news at all ?

Bill x
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:04 am quote
Plus
Is there any news on Max at all ?

Bill x
saggezza di scala
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:18 pm quote
Not sure how things stand, but Max is still very much in my thoughts.
MV Santa
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 am quote
I asked the hospital to call me if his condition changed significantly but they are busy people and the request, apparently got lost. I felt I had waited long enough so I called and he is no longer a patient in the hospital. Since I am not a family member they couldn't tell me anything more.

I can go to his house and see if I can learn anything there.
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 am quote
I think that would be appreciated, thanks.
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Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:36 am quote
Go
I'll second that.

If you can that would be lovely.

Bill x
saggezza di scala
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:45 am quote
Any news would be appreciated.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:51 am quote
Afraid I know what "no longer a patient" means.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:18 am quote
Vintage1 wrote:
Afraid I know what "no longer a patient" means.
Could mean he was transferred to a care facility, nursing home, hospice.

Hard to track down a person if you don't know their full name and other details. Someone who knows Max should be able to search the obits to exclude that sad outcome.

I hope he is still with us.
MV Santa
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:13 pm quote
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
Vintage1 wrote:
Afraid I know what "no longer a patient" means.
Could mean he was transferred to a care facility, nursing home, hospice.
That's what I was hoping.

I went to his house yesterday and again today but no one answered the door. The blinds were drawn so I could not see if he, or anyone was living there.
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:15 pm quote
Heart
Thank you for dropping by Mathew.

You're a good man.

Bill x
saggezza di scala
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:03 am quote
We all read so many novels and watch so many movies where the star dies surrounded by friends and family; all leaning in close to hear and appreciate our last words, that it has conditioned us to be terrified of passing alone and unnoticed. And it makes us terribly sad at the prospect of living or dying in obscurity.

For that reason I wish we could know what has become of our friend Max... in hopes that we could be assured that he was comforted, loved and made to feel special towards the end.

It would comfort us that even if he may have been a supporting character in our lives, that at the end he feels/felt like the star of his own show.

We may never know. And that frightens and saddens me; conditioned as I am to the film and storybook endings.

But in case Max went (or is going), out another way, I'll take comfort from a fragment of a Thomas Gray poem (called 'Elegy written in a country Churchyard'):
Quote:
"Full many a flow'r is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air."
I'd like to think that our very being; our birth, life and death, are important to the world in some special way... even if it seems to pass out of sight like a desert flower.

Perhaps we only find out what it was all about on the other side.


[if you recognize the poem, it is because it was used in the voice-over at the end of 'Bull Durham']
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:13 am quote
I don't understand how I missed this post. This is terrible news. And not actually knowing what has happened to Max is blowing my mind! Just terrible news...
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:16 am quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
VESPAsfw3 wrote:
Vintage1 wrote:
Afraid I know what "no longer a patient" means.
Could mean he was transferred to a care facility, nursing home, hospice.
That's what I was hoping.

I went to his house yesterday and again today but no one answered the door. The blinds were drawn so I could not see if he, or anyone was living there.
VRM, Thanks for all you efforts here.

Best
Miguel
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:04 pm quote
Belkwinith, can you find out anything through his sister?
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:10 pm quote
Ask
Is there any news on Max ?

Anyone ?

Bill x
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:53 am quote
I checked his facebook page but he has not posted since July.
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:39 pm quote
"no longer a patient" is pretty unambiguous knowing his previous condition.

If he has sadly died then it should be a matter of public record.

Perhaps someone local can check with the local registrar (or whatever the job title might be)?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:36 pm quote
I'm blanking or on Max's last name and exactly which city in Kansas he lives in. Jim is right if he's passed out should be public record.
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