Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ral-E / Boston / Pan City, , 3rd Planet
We are less, one great Man
On May 6th, 2019 -
Geoff Welsby passed away. He was a great man! A test driver for the Ford motor Co. until his retirement, also built and provided transmissions to most of the cars racing in the UK's open wheel racing format. He and his wife, were instrumental in breeding Barn Owls, to repopulate the endangered species. He is survived by his family, and many friends on this forum and abroad.
I met Geoff, via this very Forum. I had expressed interest in going to the Isle of Man TT Race( 2016.) He contacted me and we developed a friendship. I stayed with them, after the race in 2016. He became family to me, and a mentor . Part of this was driven by the fact that we both owned Ducati Street Fighters, his was probably the most awarded Ducati Streetfighter of all time! He has fans from south America to Italy.
We spoke via FaceTime , weekly... for the last 2 years. He was one of my best friends. His, cremation ceremony was Today, and I was unable to be there.
Most of you will not care about this... I have this to say. We live on two wheels, tomorrow is not promised to anyone! Do your best for everyone in your life! and enjoy the ride you have.
'Welcome to the church of the open Road, let us prey...'
Fighter 1098s ... R9T ... 690 E/ SUMO and 'Panzer'-18' R1200GS Rallye