Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Remembering our friend Tony Naikelis


I just received the following heads-up from Mike Resetar about the memorial ride in memory of Tony Naikelis. I won't be able to get up there (I'll be in Salt Lake City at Outdoor Retailer), but it'd be super cool if a good Lincoln contingent could get up there and celebrate Tony's life with a ride on trails he helped champion and build before he passed away in 2002. Here's the message:

"This Thursday is the 3 year memorial of the passing of our friend, Tony Naikelis. In a special tribute to Tony, we will meet in downtown Benson and ride to L&C old school style and back, with eats at the Pizza Shoppe in Benson. The ride is long so if you aren't up for it plan to meet us along the way. Here's some time checks. Meet at Benson by the old Spin City at 6pm and leave at 6:20pm (Tony was always 5 minutes late!). Meet at Playland Park between 6:45 and 7:00pm. Meet at Big Lake Park about 7:20. Meet at L&C Monument at 7:30. We will say a short prayer at the top and ride a lap. Head back to Omaha and arriving at the Pizza Shoppe about 9:15pm or so. Hope to see as many as possible to remember Tony. Mike Resetar 813-2758"

5 comments:

shoes said...

so are you

Anna said...

Cool picture. I dig it. Love the thought of a memorial ride. Remebering someones spirit is what it is all about. Pretty simple and cool.

Really dig that shot.

shoes said...

are you somehow related to das hammer

shoes said...

are you somehow related to das hammer

mg said...

thanks anna -- tony was a pretty cool cat, and i miss him a ton.

his spirit is still with us, of that much i'm sure.

cheers,
mg

p.s. - shoes: no relation to da' hammer (that i know of). :-}