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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10747
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

Today a learned that one of our members died last year in an accident. Tim Bucher (jedisan) was an active member of our club from March, 2008 to June, 2011 which is when the accident occurred. I'm sure many of you will recognize his screen name, as he participated in many of our threads.

I've been going back and reading a lot of his past comments to threads, his post to Introductions, and looking at some of the pics he posted of his basses, and the fun picture he posted to the early band pics thread. He clearly enjoyed this community and loved his Alembics. He was a part of us, and we were a part of him.

Here is a cool picture he posted of some of his Alembics ...

Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1869
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post

This hits the heart..my deepest condolences go out to all his family and those who knew him.
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1497
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Tragic. A quick search shows he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike.

I remember his posts and always admired the basses, particularly the two that bookend his collection shown above.

(Message edited by tbrannon on June 13, 2012)
Username: count

Post Number: 64
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post

So sorry to hear that.. May he rest in peace.
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1751
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post

Dave, thank you for bringing this to light and creating a memory. My condolences to Tim's family and loved ones. He will be missed here, Art
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 2230
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post

May he rest in peace..

Advanced Member
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 292
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post

Today has been a tough day at the Club. Hopefully his family can find some measure of comfort and peace. If anyone has contact information, I would like to make a contribution to the charity of the family's choosing. In this manner, we can keep his presence alive.
Intermediate Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 144
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post

My thoughts are with Tim's family. If he is like most of us who ride bikes, we can take at least a little condolence that he passed away while engaging in an activity for which he had a passion.
Advanced Member
Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 310
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 5:12 pm:   Edit Post

So sad.Rest in peace Tim.
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2512
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

Sad , I send my deepest respect
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 405
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

My prayers go out to his surviving family.
May Tim rest in peace


(Message edited by Slawie on June 13, 2012)
Advanced Member
Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 245
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

My thoughts are with you tonight my friend.
Senior Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 792
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:39 pm:   Edit Post

Sad, sad, sad... Why cars don't respect bikers?
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1412
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 2:52 am:   Edit Post

terribly tragic,that's not right.
thanks Dave ,

If there is thunder in the skies ,I'll imagine Tim playing for us all.
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3192
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 3:51 am:   Edit Post

my thoughts are with Tim's family

Advanced Member
Username: pas

Post Number: 277
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:40 am:   Edit Post

Very sad.
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1374
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post

Sad news indeed :-(
Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1879
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:36 am:   Edit Post

I started riding motorcycles in earnest last October after a long conversation with myself: It can be very dangerous. You think distracted driving is a problem when you're in a car, just imagine what I see looking over the handlebars. Why folks think they need to text or talk while they're looking at their navigation screen while they're drinking their Starbucks, MP3's blasting, while shoving their SUV down the road at 60mph is beyond me.

I often feel like a fighter pilot, my head is always on a swivel. Later, going down the same roads in my girl's car in the passsenger seat, I'm often amazed at the houses and yards and other things I never
saw on the motorcycle, as I was too focused to see anything other than the road ahead of me.

So, I'd like to propose in honor of our departed friend, that we each pay a little more attention at the wheel, go a bit slower to give us and everyone around us a little more time and maneuvering room, and watch out for motorcycles, even the dummies doing wheelies on the freeway.

God Rest Jedisan.

J o e y
Advanced Member
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 297
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Amen to that Joey, and in particular we must educate the younger drivers that some club members may have (their children). I have a deal with my son and he makes sure I do not get distracted by cell phones etc. or even eating while driving. I hope that helps to drive the message home to him, and others!
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 829
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:15 am:   Edit Post

RIP Tim.
Strength to those who knew and loved him and now are asking Why?

Tragic, truly tragic.
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 1043
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post

So sad to hear this....

Oliver (Spyderman)
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1196
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 12:37 am:   Edit Post

RIP Tim and right on, Joey!

I'm sure that as musicians we've all experienced the late night drives after the gig dodging the drunks. Perhaps I'm just a little raw right now, but life is so precious.
Senior Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1070
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 12:44 am:   Edit Post

my thoughts are withtrough Tim's family
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5166
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

This is so sad. Joey's point really hits the nail on the head. How many times have I, or any of us, taken our eyes off the road for an instant, or reached over to grab something from the passenger compartment and drifted a little. Of course, 99.9% of the time nothing bad happens and we go on our merry ways. But have we really done anything different than the woman did who hit Tim? As an attorney, I have often considered the fairness of treating one drunk driver who blew through an intersection when no one was there so differently from the drunk driver who, by pure circumstance alone, blew through the intersection when someone was in it, causing a tragic accident. Have they really done anything different? The one who goes through the unoccupied intersection has been just as careless as the one who causes the accident. Make no mistake about it, a motor vehicle is a dangerous and deadly weapon. They should be treated with the same care and respect as one would treat a handgun. Many (many!) years ago, I had a brief flirtation with owning a motorcycle. I very soon gave it up when I realized all motorcycles suffer from one inherent problem - there are cars sharing the road with them. As the old saying goes, whether the stone hits the pitcher, or the pitcher hits the stone, it's going to be bad for the pitcher.

RIP Tim/Jedisan. May the four winds blow you safely home.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 860
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 1:37 pm:   Edit Post

This is sad indeed.... (((((((REST IN PEACE, BROTHER TIM))))))))

On a related note, just recently, a local bar patron, crossing the street, was struck and killed by a high schooler. The investigation uncovered that the driver was on her cellphone at the time of impact.... Accidents like these are preventable, unfortunate, but most importantly something to learn from, no matter which side of the 8 ball you're on. Be careful out there!!!!
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1878
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 - 5:35 am:   Edit Post

being the owner of a HOnda Fireblade I am at my utmost care when I am in the urban/town area, as soon as I am on the country roads I can then enjoy the two wheeled experience.
The number of near misses I have had from people who seem to be blind to a red & white leather clad person onboard a red motorcycle with both lights on belies me!
Drivers on cellphones..that is really annoys me!

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