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That is some terrible news. RIP.

Its very sad what happend, but at least she passed doing something she loved. Although I don't know her, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
 

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So.... I spent yesterday with Fugi (Tasha's SO), her mom Engela, and a family friend, Adre. The two ladies flew in from South Africa (where Tasha is from). My friend Lauren had talked to Fugi and learned he was going to leave Jennings Tues morning and go to try to get things sorted in Jax for Tasha, pick up Engela & Adre, and deal with all that. Too much for a grieving spouse to deal with by himself, and driving a van pulling an RV packed with bikes and track stuff. So we went up to help if we could.

I am happy I got the chance to meet her mom and Adre. Just wish so bad that it was under different circumstances. Spent the whole day there with them, and also got to see Tasha and say goodbye. That was so hard to do. It didnt seem real to me before but it sure does now. It's not fair and I feel so angry that this happened to her.
 

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So.... I spent yesterday with Fugi (Tasha's SO), her mom Engela, and a family friend, Adre. The two ladies flew in from South Africa (where Tasha is from). My friend Lauren had talked to Fugi and learned he was going to leave Jennings Tues morning and go to try to get things sorted in Jax for Tasha, pick up Engela & Adre, and deal with all that. Too much for a grieving spouse to deal with by himself, and driving a van pulling an RV packed with bikes and track stuff. So we went up to help if we could.

I am happy I got the chance to meet her mom and Adre. Just wish so bad that it was under different circumstances. Spent the whole day there with them, and also got to see Tasha and say goodbye. That was so hard to do. It didnt seem real to me before but it sure does now. It's not fair and I feel so angry that this happened to her.
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You've a heart of gold Tammie

I remember sitting around with Tasha talking about various stunt we had pulled on the medics so that we got cleared to go back out.

One of her's was sitting there with her arm over the split seem in her leathers with her UA melted into the roadrash. She said it hurt like a bitch, but she wanted to change and go back out...and they wouldn't let her if they saw that.

She was a trooper, truly a great loss.
 

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Haha! Yeah I can see that. She was so hilarious. Always smiling, always fun to be around. It's no wonder so many people love her. Have you tried googling her name? People everywhere, on just about every motorcycle forum are expressing their emotions over this. I was showing Adre what is going on out here, and it was just page after page. She has really made a difference, and did not waste a moment of her life. She is truly inspirational.

She was venting on FB once about an inattentive driver who happened to have south african related stickers all over their car. So she started yelling at them in Afrikaans, cussing them out basically. She was so funny telling her story, I told her next time I see you will cuss me out in Afrikaans?? Please??

Now she never will.
 

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The words don't exist in any language to express my condolences. Burying a friend is always a bad business, but burying a compatriot in a beloved activity is far worse.
 

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Haha! Yeah I can see that. She was so hilarious. Always smiling, always fun to be around. It's no wonder so many people love her. Have you tried googling her name? People everywhere, on just about every motorcycle forum are expressing their emotions over this. I was showing Adre what is going on out here, and it was just page after page. She has really made a difference, and did not waste a moment of her life. She is truly inspirational.

She was venting on FB once about an inattentive driver who happened to have south african related stickers all over their car. So she started yelling at them in Afrikaans, cussing them out basically. She was so funny telling her story, I told her next time I see you will cuss me out in Afrikaans?? Please??

Now she never will.
Yeah I googled it last night (I work third shift) pretty much every motorcycle board I've ever heard of and a few that I haven't had a thread.

She was special.
 

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From Tasha's FB...

This Sunday, at 2:30 PM, those of you unable to attend Natasha Louis's memorial service, please join me in a moment of non-silence: Ride or rev your bike at 2:30 PM. This will coincide with the parade lap in her honor at New Jersey Motorsports Park at that time. Thanks, Anthony Degreif, for the suggestion.
 

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Tasha's favorite colors were pink & orange and she loved Hello Kitty, and tracked prepped her bike with Hello Kitty duct tape. I have some of that on the way so I will be flying her colors on my ride Sunday.

I hope everyone who is out riding Sunday will enjoy their own moment of non-silence in Tasha's honor at 2:30 on Sunday.
 

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Here's an awesome shot

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At least two of the pics in the 2nd post of this thread are mine. The rest are someone else's. Here a few more good ones from others.

This is after Fugi fixed her bike and finished her lap. Then he did a burnout in T8 and laid his leathers in her final resting spot.



One from the memorial FB page


One Lauren took at the '10 GR mountain ride. This was getting back to the cabin after the ride to deal's gap when my bike was giving me problems. We were in moderate to torrential rain for much of that day, and we were frozen by the time we got back. Yet there she is with her usual radiant smile.
 

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Glad to see this thread. I know you all miss her a lot.

Now, the Hello Kitty that I keep on my key chain will mean something entirely different. I may not have known her, but seeing how she influenced this community means that, somehow, she has influenced me.

RIP, and I am truly sorry we never got to meet :'(
 

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the words don't exist in any language to express my condolences. Burying a friend is always a bad business, but burying a compatriot in a beloved activity is far worse.

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That was heartbreaking. :sad

GodSpeed, Tasha! <3
 
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