View Full Version : So long folks
04-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Due to time limitations in my real life I am resigning my position as Director of the MA region. Thanks to all the members and staff who have had made the last 6 years memorable beyond belief. It has been fun and I will definitely miss seeing all of you around at the track each weekend. I leave you in the incredibly capable hands of Geoff, Todd, Bobby and Buck. Have fun, stay safe, and keep riding!
04-14-2009, 04:28 PM
Wow, sorry to hear that you are leaving. Hopefully we will see you around once in a while. I have only been a member a short time but in the few track days I have done you and Bobby G have been great and made sure that everything ran smooth.
Keep the rubber down!!
04-14-2009, 04:35 PM
make sure you make some rounds every once in a while.
04-14-2009, 04:41 PM
I'll certainly miss your rider meetings! Hope to see you out there once in a while!
04-14-2009, 04:44 PM
Happy trails, brother... Gonna miss the trademark Dutch riders meetings...
"...(waving white flag) and this is the french flag..."
"...(pointing at himself) as addictive as crack without the rapid weight loss..."
"...if you want to pit in, stay to the left with your hand up BEFORE you come off pace, so you don't get a$$packed..."
"...if the guy you're watching crashes, don't watch him, but if it happens in front of you, it's an easy way to pick up like five places when you're racing..."
"...if you find yourself in the unenviable position of becoming separated from your bike today, just let it go - it'll come back to you on the crash truck..."
"...so i went up to the cow standing in the fishhook on the CRF, and revved the engine to try and scare him away, and then as he stared at me, I realized that I was pretty much taunting the animal, sitting on a RED bike, like a bullfighter with a red... uh oh..."
"...so, word is, they put peanut oil down in the bus stop last week..."
"...if anyone is having a bad day, come and see me - there's nothing I can do about it on the BBS on Monday morning..."
04-14-2009, 04:49 PM
youre still gonna come do a few trackdays right?
The end of an era... one of the few gentlemen in the entire track day business!
I'll tip over a cone in your honor...
Best of luck on all of your future endeavors.
04-14-2009, 04:52 PM
"... You know I like Dick..."
04-14-2009, 05:27 PM
Ah, I haven't been around NESBA that long, but I will miss your rider's meetings! I hope you stop around from time to time and ride with us!!!
04-14-2009, 05:30 PM
ah damn! thanks for everything youve done
shoot me an email please
in light of the news I need to touch base with you on something ASAP
04-14-2009, 06:19 PM
Due to time limitations in my real life....
Is this the real life
is this just fantasy
caught in a landslide
no escape from reality
open your eyes
look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy (cuz of crack days)
I need no sympathy
because it's easy come easy go
little high little low
anyway the wind blows doesn't really matter
to me, to me...
Dutchess...been missing you fella..
I count knowing you as a blessing..
hope to see you around
04-14-2009, 06:22 PM
Dutch, you were one of the first people I met when I started with the club 5 years ago. You are still one of the best. There was never a time when you wouldn't take the time to talk with someone or try and make our days the best they could be. You will be sorely missed, but you have some great guys to try and fill your shoes.
Thank you for all that you've done and best of luck to you sir!
04-14-2009, 06:33 PM
You'll be missed, thanks for the help the last couple years, and all the effort you put into the club so people like me can ride and I hope to see you around.
04-14-2009, 06:41 PM
"Rossi sounds just like Ladka from taxi! I push, I push I WIN!"
Wow, Dutch and I go back a long way (1999 is when I started with the club). We both had Kawasaki ZX9R's, and just clicked from there. I will miss you my friend.:(
I hope you'll come around from time to time and check up on us. You, Dutch, are an icon in this club! Its too bad that another generation of riders will not have the pleasure of your , now classic, riders meetings.
I and many, will miss you out there. My God Bless you and your family and lead you down safe and healthy roads.:adore::adore:
04-14-2009, 06:45 PM
say it anit sooooooo
for sure ull be missed ...
04-14-2009, 07:14 PM
04-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Dayum, gonna miss you my friend! All I can think of to say right now is best of luck with whatever comes your way! +1000000 what everyone else said. :cheers:
04-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Just wanted to say that you'll be missed & that I hope & pray as is well.
04-14-2009, 08:04 PM
sorry to see you go. i liked your rossi impressions and the whole white flag equals the french thing. lol. make sure you come around
04-14-2009, 08:26 PM
Um, does this mean that "Bob" and I are no longer "Assistant Directors of Pastry Procurement"? I hate to lose out on all the privileges the title incurs! Hope to see you around sometime! Best of luck and take care.
04-14-2009, 09:34 PM
Geez, say it ain't so, Dutch!
Really, thanks for all the help, both technical and with admin issues over the years. Every time I had a problem you always came through and it is very much appreciated.
Hope to still see you around.
04-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Thank you and hope everything works out well in this so called real life (i have been trying to avoid it)
04-14-2009, 09:47 PM
Good luck Dutch!
04-14-2009, 09:57 PM
Best of luck
04-14-2009, 10:38 PM
Take care Dutch, we'll definitely miss your patented Rider's Meetings.
04-14-2009, 11:45 PM
Dutch, if you were having a bad day, why didn't you come see one of us? There's nothing we can do about it on the BBS on Monday morning :D
Wish you all the best and thanks for all you've done.
04-14-2009, 11:55 PM
Hey Dutch I hope you come around and hang out. I for one will miss you. You're a Classy funny dude i have had an oppurtunity to hear you rider meetings but more than that you were a great presence at the track. Good luck in your real life we all need it.
04-15-2009, 06:46 AM
Dang - hate to see you go Dutch. Always enjoyed your "attempt" at political humor during the mornings rider meeting! Hope you will be able to join us from time to time.
04-15-2009, 07:33 AM
Wow! Dutch, you will be missed. Who's gonna eat the brownies?
04-15-2009, 07:54 AM
Family first. Well played sir! You will be missed, thank you for everything you have done for the club, add me to the list of missing your hilarious yet informative riders meetings.
04-15-2009, 08:03 AM
Thank you for everything you have done for us, and me, Dutch. You will be missed!
Best of everything in the future and I hope to see you around the track.
04-15-2009, 08:04 AM
Thank you Dutch for everything you did for NESBA / all of us. You are appreciated. I wish you the best!
04-15-2009, 08:06 AM
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04-15-2009, 08:11 AM
Wow...had no idea that was comin'. Sad to see you go and do know that you'll be missed. You were one of the reasons when I joined I felt right at home with Nesba...will miss your color commentary during morning meetings too. In fact, I'm glad I got to be part of what I'm assuming might have been your last at NJMP this past wknd. Good luck and hope to see you make it back out if only to spectate (but hopefully to ride).
"I poosh, poosh but I coohd not catch 'im"
"C'mon...Black Flag?!? Henry Rollins?!?"
04-15-2009, 08:37 AM
Best wishes to you and yours Dutch. I hope you will be around to ride a few track days.
Would you get and exemption from the riders meeting if you did?
EDIT: Oh yeah, there's a little tribute to you in the lower left of my Avatar. Yep, I'm looking right at it.
best of luck, Dutch. I'm sure I won't be the only one who misses repeating "ass-packed" in unison with 100+ other riders at 9 in the morning :)
who's up for a limited production run "Dutch-O-Matic" decal for their lower fairing? :-P
**edit - it occurs to me that anyone who hasn't seen Dutch's old CBR 1000 won't find that humorous at all
04-15-2009, 09:07 AM
Dutch, I know you always said that it was the members that made this club great, but you sir, always made it better. You will be missed! I would just like to wish you and your family the best.
04-15-2009, 09:27 AM
You will be missed Dutch, you were and continue to be a great asset to the NESBA family. You did the riders meeting at my first day with NESBA and I knew I was in the right place after your references to "asspacking" and something involving goat initiations.
Thanks for all your hard work!
04-15-2009, 10:16 AM
Dutch, it's been a great 5 years. The club won't be the same without you.
04-15-2009, 10:30 AM
Take care, sir. It was a pleasure having you run our events. Good luck with you endeavors, we'll all hope to catch up with you at the track when you're able.
04-15-2009, 11:18 AM
Dutch, it's been a pleasure knowing you and hopefully you will still be able to make it out to a trackday here and there and actually get to ride. Nesba should retire your number for all the great things you have done for the club.
My personal favorite quote from a riders meeting came from a day on JC in 2004 :
"...And with that we're going to let the Advanced riders go. Finn - see you out there..." :D
04-15-2009, 11:48 AM
i think in the few years ive been with nesba i only ever saw dutch ride once..
it was on a supermoto and guess what......
he todded it down the track!
it was great to atleast be part of your last weekend.
04-15-2009, 12:06 PM
Dutch, So many things can be said, but THANKS SO MUCH for making all of our tdays fun & as safe as possible. All done with your huge sense of humor! I'll never forget some of the funny shit you came up with at the riders meetings. Good luck & come visit when you can.
SE CR #249
06 GSXR 1000
04-15-2009, 12:46 PM
Dutch, thank you for all the great days you've set up and ran smoothly. you have to come out and play when you can.
04-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Dutch for President
04-15-2009, 02:38 PM
It was a pleasure to have met you and been introduced to the club through you. You made those meetings in B and I entertaining, but still informative. As all I hate to see you go, but wish you the best in the future. Hopefully you'll have the time to stop by from time to time.
Good luck in everything you do, and thank you for all that you have taught me.
04-15-2009, 04:29 PM
Thanks Folks. I may be sneaking out from time to time to keep you guys honest ;)
04-15-2009, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the awesome riders meetings man, good luck with the family!
04-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Choad!!!! Stay in touch man.
04-16-2009, 05:19 PM
My first trackday on Easter Sunday 2008 at Summit, you called us all "a bunch of motorcycle riding heathens that skipped church to come to the track." Now I think of that every time I skip church to go to the track.:D
Hope to see you on track again sometime.:cheers:
04-16-2009, 05:51 PM
Damn shame to see you go but remember, when you realize real life ain't all its cracked up to be we'll still be here waitin for ya.
04-17-2009, 07:38 AM
May the cone be with you. :(
04-17-2009, 01:33 PM
Best wishes Dutch.
YOU were the reason i liked riding nesba over some of the other orgs. My first td was with nesba, i crashed, and you helped me out.
04-17-2009, 02:52 PM
I can definitely remember a few good riders meetings.
Good luck to you in the future. Thanks for everything you did for NESBA and the riders.
04-18-2009, 08:01 AM
Best wishes Dutch:adore: Even though we share the same last name,no one asked if I was your son:D
04-18-2009, 02:11 PM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone. They are much appreciated.
04-18-2009, 02:31 PM
Much respect to the man with the "big cone". You are one of the people that made the track day experience fun.
It's been a privilege to know you, Dutch, and it's been so cool to see the MA region blossom in your care.
In a club loaded with awesome people, you are one of the finest.
May God grant that you and your loved ones flourish in all that you do.
04-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Best wishes in your future endeavors Dutch, you have set a high standard for us to follow. I am surprised to see you go, you were my first. You always wanted a joke for the white flag hows that?
04-28-2009, 11:17 PM
gonna miss those morning meetings! best of luck dutch.
04-29-2009, 06:11 AM
Sorry to see you go, since I haven't been on the track in years I missed most of those good times. But you were always very helpful when I was on the track. Good luck with everything.