A few years ago the press decided that the 3rd Monday in January was the most depressing day of the year. Everyone is up to their ears in Credit Card debt after Christmas and pay day is another week away, the weather is grey and cold and Winter has barely started. Towering over all that misery yesterday we also had poor Johnnys' funeral.
I have been to funerals before that promised to be a celebration of someones life that were not, but although very sad, yesterday really was just that. We listened to good speeches from family, work colleagues and close friends and i think we all, even his mum, learned something of the man. I also gained a slight appreciation of Tom Waits ! We chatted and drank with friends from UK, France, Belgium and Holland, and with his family. In a way Johnny stuck two fingers up at the media, although a result of a tragedy our blue Monday was a good day.
This is JR at last years Linkert Attacks as i will remember him, camera, cigarette and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for bikes.