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Bikers Can Have Harley Hearse Give Them Last Ride
hometownchannel.com ^ | 9-27-05 | ap

Posted on 09/27/2005 5:51:14 AM PDT by Rakkasan1

STREATOR, Ill. -- Gary Simko is helping bikers take their last ride.

The retired Illinois detective has a specially built hearse that's pulled by a three-wheeled Harley Davidson.

Simko said the hearse is modeled after the carriage that carried outlaw Jesse James to his Missouri grave in 1882.

Simko usually wears a tuxedo shirt, blue jeans, black leather vest and boots when he is on the job.

Sometimes he also puts a single spur on his boots, an old tradition honoring fallen cavalry soldiers.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: expensive; harley; hearse; james; jesse; ride
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1 posted on 09/27/2005 5:51:15 AM PDT by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1
That is nice, what ever anyone wants to go out with is fine with me.

I once knew an electric lineman who all said was too small to do the job had a "pole truck" lead his funeral precession.
2 posted on 09/27/2005 6:01:42 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands.....)
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To: Rakkasan1

No Fair! No Pictures!


3 posted on 09/27/2005 6:06:46 AM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors. Don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: martin_fierro

ping


4 posted on 09/27/2005 6:13:31 AM PDT by pt17
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To: Rakkasan1

I thought it was "Live To Ride" not "Die to Ride" :)


5 posted on 09/27/2005 6:15:13 AM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw


6 posted on 09/27/2005 6:18:39 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw


7 posted on 09/27/2005 6:19:01 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Wneighbor

ping


8 posted on 09/27/2005 6:21:15 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (What the heck happened to my pocket protector? It's dead Jim.)
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To: Rakkasan1
I have to agree with he "Whatever".
However some folks do get wrapped up in their fantasies. As the Harley Davidson executing (Vaughn Beals?) stated a few years back' "We are not in the transportation business, we are in the lifestyle business." 100% correct.

A couple of years ago there was a very touching story about a last ride on a Harley.
When George Roeder a Harley Davidson dealer and dirt track legend died, his son Geo Roeder took the casket containing George's body on a sidecar for a last lap around the fairground dirt track. I understand that there was a pretty big crowd that turned out to pay their last respects to a great racer and all round good guy. since I remember Roeder from years ago, that one brought tears to my eyes.
9 posted on 09/27/2005 6:23:14 AM PDT by Bar-Face (The Embassy helicopter is warming up.)
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10 posted on 09/27/2005 6:23:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Randle-El is a freakin' IDIOT)
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To: joesnuffy

Wow!! Cool!! Thanx!! That sidecar hearse Rocks!


11 posted on 09/27/2005 6:31:45 AM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors. Don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: martin_fierro

The founder of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven.

At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is, you can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven."

Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, "I want to hang out with God."

St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room, and introduced him to God.

God recognized Arthur and commented, "Okay, so you were the one who invented motorcycles, eh?!"

Arthur said, "ya, that's me..."

God commented, "Well, what a big deal in inventing something that's pretty unstable, makes noise and pollution, and can't run without a road?!"

Arthur was apparently embarrassed, but finally spoke, "Excuse me but aren't you the inventor of woman???"

God said, "Ah, yes."

"Well," said Arthur, "professional to professional, you have some major design flaws in your invention.

1. There's too much inconsistency in the front-end protrusion;
2. It chatters constantly at high speeds;
3. Most of the rear ends are too soft and wobble too much;
4. The intake is placed way too close to the exhaust;
5. And the maintenance costs are outrageous!!

"Hmmmm, you may have some good points there," replied God, "hold on."

God went to his Celestial supercomputer, typed in a few words and waited for the results. The computer printed out a slip of paper and God read it. "Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed," God said to Arthur, "but according to these numbers, more men are riding my invention than yours."


12 posted on 09/27/2005 6:35:54 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (The Price of Freedom is Written on the Wall.)
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To: Rakkasan1

What the heck. If these guys do this harley thing, then I want to be pulled around in a giant pumpkin hearse. Harley is so mainstream it's almost gay.


13 posted on 09/27/2005 6:40:48 AM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: Rakkasan1

Thanks for the heads-up. I'd hate to bust out laughing at a funeral.


14 posted on 09/27/2005 6:50:23 AM PDT by anonymous_user (Russel Honore for President)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

When that reaper comes calling ping ...


15 posted on 09/27/2005 6:51:45 AM PDT by al_c
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To: JoeSixPack1

OK, what Biker Joke Book did you pull that one from.

< |:)~


16 posted on 09/27/2005 6:54:08 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Randle-El is a freakin' IDIOT)
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To: martin_fierro

The Honda Guide to the Universe, Chapter 1. The engrish translation. :-)


17 posted on 09/27/2005 7:03:20 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (The Price of Freedom is Written on the Wall.)
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To: martin_fierro
Here in England, we have had a company offering this service for a few years.

Check out http://www.motorcyclefunerals.com/

They offer a Harley, Hayabusa or Triumph. Depending on how fast you want to be sent off!!

18 posted on 09/27/2005 7:37:33 AM PDT by insider_uk (If it's not blown, it sucks.)
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To: JoeSixPack1

I think the ol' "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." idea works real well. Then they add me to the kitty litter, if they want to.


19 posted on 09/27/2005 7:54:06 AM PDT by wizr ("...but as for me, give me liberty or give me death. " Patrick Henry)
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To: Rakkasan1

yall can tell me how to live, not how to die, but after that final trip, I cannot vote. So you can kiss my ---. I will go the way I want.


20 posted on 09/27/2005 5:32:30 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands.....)
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To: martin_fierro; Dashing Dasher; PaulaB

Looks like it would get you to the cemetary too fast. Think I'd prefer a horse/buggy.


21 posted on 11/30/2005 11:18:40 AM PST by Millee ("Life is just one damned thing after another" - Elbert Hubbard)
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