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   Nirvana  Saturday Feb 1 12:03 AM

Feb 1st, 2014 Dying To Ride

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MECHANICSBURG, Ohio — If there was anything that stuck out about Bill Standley when he was alive, it was that he did things exactly the way he wanted to do them, usually while riding a motorcycle or a horse.

This morning, his family and friends gave him a funeral fitting of that life.

Instead of lying down in a casket, Standley sat astride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in a casket made of Plexiglas and plywood.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 1 12:36 AM

They're going to have to refill that hole for awhile.

SPUCK  Saturday Feb 1 07:31 AM

Yes soon! When thieves dig it up for the Harley.

There was a Harley stolen in San Carlos. The guy had dug a 5 foot hole, driven rebar into the sides, poured concrete in the hole, covered it with dirt, planted lawn, and used an enormous chain to his Harley. A year later thieves dug up his entire lawn, then somehow lifted the concrete and the Harley onto a flatbed truck and left with it all.

This Cemetery Harley - child's play.

Diaphone Jim  Saturday Feb 1 12:25 PM

I instantly flashed on this image from almost four years ago:
It has bothered me since and now I have another one.
Instant heebie-jeebies!
In looking for that one, I came across this one:

xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 1 01:19 PM

Yeah but those are caskets made to look like cars, Jim, not the same as the bikers.

Oh, and a high mileage '67 Road King? Not worth digging up.

Diaphone Jim  Saturday Feb 1 04:04 PM

OK, cue the Twilight Zone theme.
In this morning's paper, from the same funeral home in San Juan, P.R.:

I still wonder if he were a jockey, would they have shot his horse for the display.
Or a contortionist? Or a stripper?

Gravdigr  Saturday Feb 1 05:26 PM

This is just fucking awesome.

Gravdigr  Saturday Feb 1 05:28 PM

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Oh, and a high mileage '67 Road King? Not worth digging up.
Harley lovers are some of the most nostalgic people alive. Or dead.

Griff  Saturday Feb 1 05:55 PM

Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
This is just fucking awesome.

richlevy  Sunday Feb 2 04:56 PM

The song is based on a real funeral.,262577

xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 3 12:58 AM

Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Harley lovers are some of the most nostalgic people alive. Or dead.
You're right, I checked on those pre-AMF unreliable, oil leaking, hand numbing, rattle-traps today. They're bringing $25 to $30k.

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