I have been gone for a fair piece of time. One of my sons was having some serious problems with depression due in part to a marriage ending. He tried very hard to get back but did not make it. We had his memorial this last Sunday. I am writing mostly because it seems to help a little trying to do some normal things that I did before all this started and I had just joined here a bit before and found it enjoyable. One of his 'feel good' projects was restoring a 76 Yamaha RD400 that my best friend (his namesake and GodFather) had used for roadracing in the late 70s and early 80s till he died 25 years ago. NOw I have two Daves to remember every day.
Mostly I am concerned with making sure the rest of the family is okay. He was very close to my oldest son so I am spending time with him right now. I still have a bout 50 cards I haven't read you just because I can only cry so long and then have to take a break. I watched my dad go through this about ten years ago when my littlest brother died at 42 of a heart attack so I know it gets better but I am not sure what that will feel like.
Bedause of this situation I have not gotten around to getting my carbs rebuilt so I haven't even ridden two whelers once this year yet. I tried t orebuild them yesterday but I could not keep the thought that I should be working on Dave's bike out so I had to stop and find a distraction. I brought my carbs with me and have the kits and the Randak's DVD so Wayne (my oldest) and I are going to try to do this together so I can at least ride my tears dry.
If you haven't hugged your children lately you are an idiot.
You lguys take care, I will be posting as I can with suggestions where helpful and questions when I get stuck.