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navycoat 08-10-2008 08:43 AM

We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
http://www.charlottesportbikes.com/m...3aec8df097d737

I know we have a few people that also post on CharlotteSportBikes.com so I wanted to post here in case you knew Heejun. Details are in the link above but basically Heejun went down on 181 and hit some trees. Another one of our guys tried performing CPR but he died in his arms. He was riding with a small group and was not speeding at the time of the crash.

Heejun was a solid advanced class track rider who also rode just as often in the mountains. He led me out on my first old 18 / 181 run and was always willing to help anyone. Heejun learned his limits on the track and equally respected the road. He always stressed the importance of gear but accepted the risks involved in riding.

Heejun leaves behind a wife and many riders who's lived he's touched. He is a great loss not only to our sportbike community but our world.

His accident shows us that no matter how careful we ride, how much gear we wear, things happen beyond our control. Please remember how fragile life is and live each day to the fullest because we never know when it will be our last.

Caroleen

DucatiJeff 08-10-2008 09:08 AM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
This is horrible news Caroleen.... OMG.

knybanjo 08-10-2008 10:58 AM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
RIP

I didn't know him...but it always make me sad to hear of another rider going down like this.

May God somehow help his family through this terrible time.

916SP 08-10-2008 12:14 PM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
That's horrible, thanks for sharing Caroleen, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

RIP. fellow rider!

Benson 08-10-2008 10:31 PM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
Very sad news.

MV031161 08-11-2008 07:32 AM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
god speed Heeman!

Viper 08-11-2008 11:04 AM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by navycoat
http://www.charlottesportbikes.com/m...3aec8df097d737

Heejun leaves behind a wife and many riders who's lived he's touched. He is a great loss not only to our sportbike community but our world.

His accident shows us that no matter how careful we ride, how much gear we wear, things happen beyond our control. Please remember how fragile life is and live each day to the fullest because we never know when it will be our last.

Caroleen


Well said. I think about that everytime I leave the house. I am sorry to hear about the loss of Heejun. I did not know him, but I sympathize with his family and friends. Lets all do our best to be careful out there.

flynfink 08-11-2008 11:27 AM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
:iagree:

RIP

mikek 02-14-2018 09:26 AM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
I was there that day, and up on 181 earlier this week. I looked as we drove up, could not spot the monument that was built and placed there. Been a long time, does anyone recall the mile marker on 181? Thanks

mikek 02-25-2018 09:36 PM

Re: We lost one of our own from Charlotte Saturday on 181
 
asked this question on CharlotteSportbikes facebook page. Got an answer quickly from Nick Tarantino. Mile marker is 22. Thank You Nick


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