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    I raise my glass to Mike Vash

    Never before has someone been as dedicated to the cause of the 2 stroke.

    Mike I salute you. RIP.

    Ring ding

    Big wheelies.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    he certainly was one of life's unique individuals as someone else pointed out, he lived life on his own terms.

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    Funeral apparently Friday 13th 11am at Brooklyn bowling club. There's potentially 2 but one is defunct, trying to get clarified.

    There will be a ride , bring a 2 stroke if you can.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    sorry been years, but is this Mike Vash the ex milkman .

    Lived around Brooklyn,mid seventies ?

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    If it weren't for flashbacks...I'd have no memory at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    sorry been years, but is this Mike Vash the ex milkman .

    Lived around Brooklyn,mid seventies ?
    thats is him yes


    from a facebook post'
    AFAIK the bowling club on Tanera Cres is the place,might be called the Wellington Bowling Club

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    RIP Mike. I remember the day a workmate came up to me and said "There is a guy outside hugging your bike and talking to it!". I went out and found Mike Vash.
    He was a top guy and he gained my respect and admiration.
    I'm really sad to hear this news. The World has lost a unique and totally well meaning man.

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    Nice little 2 stroke.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    I remember him riding an RZ dressed in yellow PVC rainwear on one of the 1000 milers I did out of Turangi in the early nineties
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Yep that's him. In so many ways.

    I'm not into naming bikes but in the 90s he had 2 RZ350s on the go at any one time. One was Sprite. Erm. . Might come to me. Not sure about 500.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    11am Fri 13th @Wgtn bowling club,
    Tanera cres, Brooklyn

    Google maps shows some kung-fu club sign
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    I remember him riding an RZ dressed in yellow PVC rainwear on one of the 1000 milers I did out of Turangi in the early nineties
    the couple I did he was there, traditionally in Yellow PVC rain or shine RIP Mike
    I Used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass

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    Well it was a good send off. Eclectic mix of people. Cant load picture but coffin done in Yamaha colours.

    Lots of loud music it was fitting.

    I was lucky in my association with Mike as he bought Chris Sayle's dyno. I used it extensively and learnt much about 2 stroke tuning. I was pretty much the sole operator for the last 10 years. Just because Mike decided someone needed to buy it so it didn't get lost.

    Cheers Mike. A guy who wasn't afraid to just do something. Socially inappropriate or not..
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Pleased to see he had a good send off. RIP.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

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