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Old 11-23-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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RIP Glenn Patton, A West Texas Motorcycle Virtuoso



For those of you not from West Texas, the name Glenn Patton may not mean much. But to those of us who grew up riding motorcycles here, his is a name we'll never forget.

Glenn was a guru's guru when it came to Japanese motorcycles, particularly Hondas, and especially Gold Wings. A veritable library of technical and mechanical knowledge, you could ask him virtually anything about any motorcycle and he would rattle-off the answer without hesitation or error. He was the quintessential expert of his day and had the respect of all in the motorcycling community who knew him.

I just found out about Glenn's passing today, and am sad to have missed his funeral. He was a great guy who loved and lived motorcycles every single day, and it was a blessing any time I was fortunate enough to get to hang around him.

Rest in peace, Glenn. I know you're racing on the golden streets above us right now with that unmistakable "Glenn" grin on your face. Godspeed, old buddy.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:43 AM   #2
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Re: RIP Glenn Patton, A West Texas Motorcycle Virtuoso

I had the pleasure of working with him for years. His 50+ years of motorcycling experience was unfathomable. I could spend hours talking about how good he was. I learned so much from him about life and bikes. This picture was taken for our stores web site
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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I had the pleasure of working with him for years. His 50+ years of motorcycling experience was unfathomable. I could spend hours talking about how good he was. I learned so much from him about life and bikes. This picture was taken for our stores web site
Ha! That was the website I designed for MPS back in the late '90s. I still have all those files, too.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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Godspeed Glen you will be missed...
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