Lost olf Friend

ashman

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We just lost a mate Mick Mogg who we all went to high school and after leaving school at 15 we all got into dirt bikes, at 17 we all then got into road bikes everyone went down the Honda 4 way including Mick but I went the Norton way.
When I rolled up on my new 850 Norton everyone and more so Mick put sh.t on me with my choice, "who would you buy a oil leaking bike, unreliable etc etc" so over all the year I put up with from Mick and so the great street race was arranged between Mick's freak Honda 4 and my 850 Commando, the circuit was laid out and off we went, well I ended up blowing Mick off, but it still didn't stop him putting sh.t on me.
Well he sold his Honda 4 after a about 10 of riding it, he married his school girl sweet heart and he moved around the corner and bit from my place, for most of my everyday riding of my Norton and riding past his house coming home from work every day as well going out on the Norton on rides, I use to wave to him when going past if he was out front, he still reached the Honda 4 was better than the Norton even after blowing his pants off and one day we were chatting and he kept telling me how good his Honda 4 was, I said nothing and let him go on till when he finished, I said to him "well Mick if your Honda 4 was so good where is it now. I still riding my oil leaking, unreliable Norton after 46 years" he never did say anything again about it.
He lost his wife from I'll health 3 years ago and he has never been the same, sort of in the lost world of his life, 3 weeks ago he went to the docs wondering why he been loosing weight and not eating well,test done and told to get things in order the big C has got him and 6 months to live.
Died last Friday 2 weeks after finding out RIP old mate, we are having a big wake with all the old mates this Saturday, he had no kids so his younger brother gets everything they are arranging the wake but only expecting 30 people but they are going to get a big shock as still a lot of mates around be well over 100 fore sure.
RIP Mick Mogg, only 63 way too early.
 

ashman

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I'm sorry for your loss Ash.😞








































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Godspeed.🙏🏻



My take-away is: jam pack all the cool/fun/meaningful things into your life. We never know when the music will stop playin



Don't worry I retired at 55 after taking a redundancy from my Gov job of 31 years and was able to get my super so am drawing a self funded pension, it's been 9 years now and still don't get time to do all the things I got on the list, I live a simple life just me and the wife and dogs, the kids have move living their own life, have my bikes, shed/workshop, my music, beer fridge, snooker table and slot car track all up in the shed and under the shed awning, I own everything and just enjoying life without stress or worry, I plan to be around till 105 and hopefully still riding.



I don't think about death or dying I just take each day as it comes never make plans, just live my life the way I have always lived, my bikes are number one and the wife knew that from day one, I have my freedom to do what ever I want, I buy toys and sell toys to buy something else as long as I have a little money put away for when it's needed, my pension I draw pays covers our living cost but things are getting harder but we still live good even with simple things. I always have something on the go the last 2 weeks I been pBainting my house and tomorrow will be finished the second coat so not bad for a 64 year old and doing everything myself without any help and my old house looks great.

Be great catching up to old mates I haven't seen for sometime on Saturday, seems to be the only time we all get together when someone is gone.
 

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My condolences Ash, 63 is very young to lose it. Unfortunately, life has this way of sneaking up on us. I always think of Pink Floyd - one day older and closer to death...

Not to be too morbid about it though. As they say, life is a sexually transmitted disease with fatal consequences. No one gets out alive!
 
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