Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:31 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:31 am linkquote
I was in shock today to see a post on FB from his wife making the announcement. He was only 55. He had an MP3 among other bikes. He was also a very good photographer. He is from Roseville, CA. A super nice guy with a quick wit. He was also my doppelganger. If you knew Steve and want the details of the funeral arrangements they are cross posted on his and his wife's Facebook pages. PM me if you don't have access.

My thoughts are with Tracy and his family and friends. I regret we never met in person. RIP Steve

Update: I just heard from Tracy that Steve died from a heart attack.





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Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:45 am

Ossessionato
2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
 
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody: 2015-2021, RIP) 2022 GTS SuperTech (Thelonica)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:45 am linkquote
Yikes…this is very untimely. Very sorry to hear this.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:56 am

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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
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Posts: 3693
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
 
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BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
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Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:56 am linkquote
So sorry to hear. My condolences to his family.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:08 am

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Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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Posts: 2278
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
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Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:08 am linkquote
We send our deepest sympathies to Steve's family and friends.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:16 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1822
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
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Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:16 am linkquote
What sad news. He was an amazing and very talented photographer. I will miss his presence and his contributions on this forum.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:27 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 12813
Location: Oregon City, OR
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Posts: 12813
Location: Oregon City, OR
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:27 am linkquote
I am truly sorry to hear this. I never met honeybadger, but I feel a strong sense of loss at the passing of any of 'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers (and sisters)' that make up this site.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:23 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9809
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
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Posts: 9809
Location: KS USA
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:23 am linkquote
Very untimely indeed. His sense of humor always caught my attention. I have only known him from MV.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:27 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9809
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
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Location: KS USA
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:27 am linkquote
stickyfrog wrote:
My thoughts are with Tracy and his family and friends. I regret we never met in person. RIP Steve
So are mine. I never had the pleasure to meet in person. May his soul 🙏rest in peace.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:33 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Posts: 22393
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:33 am linkquote
Max6200 wrote:
Very untimely indeed. His sense of humor always caught my attention. I have only known him from MV.
We used to kid each other about who had the biggest forehead...he did. Yeah he had a funny wit.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:44 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9809
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
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Posts: 9809
Location: KS USA
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:44 pm linkquote
Yeah you baby face. I'm jealous. Come to think of it you both have baby faces.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:34 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
'07 LX150 (Sold), '17 GTS300, '16 BV350, '15 EN650, '09 FXDF
Joined: 26 Jul 2017
Posts: 5648
Location: Home of the Alamo
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'07 LX150 (Sold), '17 GTS300, '16 BV350, '15 EN650, '09 FXDF
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Posts: 5648
Location: Home of the Alamo
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:34 pm linkquote
I'm quite sorry to hear this. Way too young to pass.

Rest in peace Steve. May God bless your soul and your friends, family, and all who mourn your loss.

JP
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:36 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 22116
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:36 pm linkquote
RIP brother. you were always a pleasure on this forum. You will be missed for sure.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:54 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 5149
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Posts: 5149
Location: Tega Cay, SC
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:54 pm linkquote
Damn it! Sorry for that, but I loved his stories, his wit, his view on all things Vespa. RIP
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:03 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5499
Location: Santa Cruz California
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
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Posts: 5499
Location: Santa Cruz California
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:03 pm linkquote
Thx sticky. What happened to him? Miguel
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:19 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 10804
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:19 pm linkquote
Damn. Sad news. We'd connected many years ago, perhaps the holiday gift exchange, but had some nice conversations, still treasure the T-shirt and HoneyBadger badge he'd sent me. Had some wonderful photographs as well.

Condolences to his family and all who knew him.
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:32 pm

Hooked
GILERA FUOCO II & GTS 300 SUPER
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Posts: 427
Location: PORTLAND
 
Hooked
GILERA FUOCO II & GTS 300 SUPER
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Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:32 pm linkquote
I don't even have words. Steve was truly a good guy, would help anyone. I had the honor of meeting him when he first got his MP3 when I lived in Oakland. I had my MP3 for a while but he quickly taught me things! Had a few fun times with Quitters and Bay area crews rolling around. I am very sad, he will be missed......
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:54 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Posts: 22393
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
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Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:54 am linkquote
Miguel wrote:
Thx sticky. What happened to him? Miguel
I don't have any other details other than it was unexpected.
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:58 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Posts: 22393
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Location: Nashville, Indiana
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:58 am linkquote
I did send a message to his wife and let her know that I notified his friends on MV.
Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:25 am

Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: 31 May 2021
Posts: 424
Location: Upstate SC
 
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
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Location: Upstate SC
Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:25 am linkquote
So sorry to hear this. I didn't know him but wish I had.
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:01 pm

Moderator Australis
2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, 2014 Vespa 150 Primavera (sold) 2003 Vespa GT200 (sold)
Joined: 15 Nov 2005
Posts: 5654
Location: New Zealand where it is already tomorrow..
 
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2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, 2014 Vespa 150 Primavera (sold) 2003 Vespa GT200 (sold)
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Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:01 pm linkquote
I met Steve through this forum when I posted a question about what to do with an 8 hour layover in San Fran. Steve kindly messaged me and offered to meet me at SFO and show me the sights, sounds and tastes of his home town.
I stepped of my flight and there he was standing in arrivals holding an iPad with my MV profile on the screen calling out "Mr Boulty!"
We jumped into his 'Clown Car' and headed in to see the sights...as if you can capture San Francisco in a day. Well I be damned if he didn't try!!
On subsequent long-haul trips to the US I would let Steve know I was passing through and without fail he would sneak up on me outside the donut shop in SFO just to say a warm hello.

Even though I have dropped off the Vespa radar we have stayed connected over the years with a few messages and common interests including a switch to Moto Guzzi

This kind, generous, talented man will be sadly missed. Arohanui Steve...rest well my friend.





Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:20 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5499
Location: Santa Cruz California
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:20 pm linkquote
Boulty. Good to see you posting tho I wish the circumstances were different. Miguel

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Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:45 pm

Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 1123
Location: Herriman, Utah
 
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
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Posts: 1123
Location: Herriman, Utah
Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:45 pm linkquote
May his memory be a blessing
Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:36 pm

Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1568
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
 
Molto Verboso
Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
Joined: 21 Jan 2015
Posts: 1568
Location: Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, NZ
Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:36 pm linkquote
So sad to hear this. I really only recognise the name from his generosity to a fellow Kiwi passing through San Francisco but that was sufficient to know he was a great person - he took the time to help a fellow scooterist. Thoughts are with his family.
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:05 am

Ossessionato
2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 2749
Location: San Jose, CA
 
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2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
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Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:05 am linkquote
Such sad news. My condolences to his family and friends.
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:55 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22393
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Location: Nashville, Indiana
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:55 am linkquote
I just heard from Tracy. Steve died from a heart attack.
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:36 am

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
Joined: 06 May 2011
Posts: 3830
Location: Staffordshire England
 
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1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2013 Peugeot Metropolis RS
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Posts: 3830
Location: Staffordshire England
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:36 am linkquote
Very sad news, thanks for updating us Stickyfrog ☹️
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:13 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5499
Location: Santa Cruz California
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
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Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:13 pm linkquote
stickyfrog wrote:
I just heard from Tracy. Steve died from a heart attack.
Thanks for the update Sticky. It's a warning to all of us. He wasn't that old and looked relatively fit.

Miguel
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:00 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9809
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
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Location: KS USA
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:00 pm linkquote
stickyfrog wrote:
I just heard from Tracy. Steve died from a heart attack.
😲
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:41 am

Addicted
Vespa S
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 830
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
Addicted
Vespa S
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:41 am linkquote
Too many random heart attacks these days

RIP Steve. Best wishes to the family.
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:00 am

Molto Verboso
2017 Ducati Supersport S, 2014 Kawasaki Concours
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 1023
Location: Murrieta, California
 
Molto Verboso
2017 Ducati Supersport S, 2014 Kawasaki Concours
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Location: Murrieta, California
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:00 am linkquote
Damn, I remember him well. Condolences to his family
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:23 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2713
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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Location: Minneapolis USA
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:23 am linkquote
Best wishes to his family. This kind of news really bolts you
back to reality and an appreciation for everyday and another
chance to help the good folks around you.

Deepest regards,

Bob Copelalnd
Frostbite Falls Minnesota
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:01 am

Addicted
2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
Joined: 03 Nov 2014
Posts: 502
Location: Germany
 
Addicted
2019 MP3 500hpe Sport
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Posts: 502
Location: Germany
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:01 am linkquote
That is really sad. I remember some of his posts on here, although I took a year or so hiatus due to COVID and the restrictions that were in place. His posts will be missed. Deepest regards to his family and the strength to pull through these tough times.

I work for a military credit union on base in Germany and we have a very large retiree population attached to our base. Always sucks hearing bad news when someone you have known for a long period passes.

Wishing him many spirited days of riding in the heavens.
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:19 am

Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 3134
Location: Springboro, OH
 
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2010 ThunderFly 190, 2007 250 GTS, 1980 P200E
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Posts: 3134
Location: Springboro, OH
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:19 am linkquote
Just terrible news for his family and all of his friends. I only interacted with him sparingly here, but he made a big impact everywhere he went.

Deepest condolences to his family.
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:45 am

Moderaptor
The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41409
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:45 am linkquote
I'm sorry to hear that - met him quite often at Quitters meetings in SF, and on a ride or two.
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:42 pm

Addicted
2010 GTV250ie - Sienna Ivory, BMW F650CS, HD 883 Sportster
Joined: 09 Aug 2011
Posts: 996
Location: North Coast - Rural
 
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Location: North Coast - Rural
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:42 pm linkquote
Boulty wrote:
I met Steve through this forum when I posted a question about what to do with an 8 hour layover in San Fran. Steve kindly messaged me and offered to meet me at SFO and show me the sights, sounds and tastes of his home town...
When I read Sticky's topic, I immediately thought of your adventure. I knew it was someone from across the pond, but, I did not recollect. Today I did a little bit of due diligence and found this thread to reminisce. HoneyBadger made it a full day for you in such a short time. (FWIW, the Cliff House closed in 2020; what incredible views). My sincere condolences to his family.
NSR: 7 hour layover San Fran??
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:58 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5499
Location: Santa Cruz California
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2009 GTV250 (Gone), 2003 Inder trailer, 2001 BMW R1100RT
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 5499
Location: Santa Cruz California
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:58 pm linkquote
Honey Badger's most popular thread (and it's still popular): Show you best photographs

Miguel
Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:56 pm

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Posts: 2223
Location: So Cal
 
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Posts: 2223
Location: So Cal
Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:56 pm linkquote

sincere condolences on his untimely passing
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