Author Topic: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014  (Read 57455 times)

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Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« on: April 29, 2014, 06:20:03 PM »
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/256853841.html

This is unreal I was texting him sunday morning wondering why he didn't answer. I thought he just didn't wanna wrench on Sunday figuring he slept in like usual.

I am in shock

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - We lost one
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 06:24:56 PM »
Oh my god! I was starting to worry since I hadn't received a response in a few days from him... i was actually about to post here to see if anyone knew if anything had happened to him. I cannot believe this. He was so helpful to me and so many here. I met him here in jersey once when I took him out to lunch last year. Such a great guy. I am in shock right now. Please rest in peace Patrick! You will be missed.


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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - We lost one
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 06:26:49 PM »
my dad called me to say his riding group reported that someone named Patrick died. He called me to confirm the last name and sure enough it was him. I cannot believe it! He was an ATGATT guy.
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - We lost one
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 06:30:45 PM »
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - We lost one
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 06:50:28 PM »
Best wishes to his family at this time. This is truly saddening. Although I have only been on here for less than a month I feel like he was the knowledgable father of the forum. Always willing to lend a hand.


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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - We lost one
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 07:31:07 PM »
Damn.... not sure what to say on this one.

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - We lost one
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 07:31:50 PM »
Oh my god... I had just come back to the site to get ahold of him again, I can't believe this happened.
I wish i had made it up there again...

Patrick, you were a great man, and you will be missed by a lot of people.
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 08:24:28 PM »
Its unbelievable... One day I was texting him to meet up and wrench/go for a ride, and the next I was getting a text (literally from Ariel/Gorilla) saying that he has passed away... I cant believe it... When ever I had nothing to do, or wanted to wrench or something, the person I would always go to first was Patrick... He was such a nice guy and always welcomed any one and everyone over to do anything... He will be sorely missed...

RIP Patrick
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RIP Patrick Lajko, I miss you man.

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014, 08:39:38 PM »
Patrick taught me everything I knew about motorcycles, and was nothing but kind and generous to me. The world is a worse place without him now. At least he passed away doing what he loved.

Rest in Peace Patrick.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2014, 08:40:16 PM by Sea206 »
Rest in Peace Patrick Lajko

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2014, 08:42:06 PM »
Wow.....that's unbelievable. I'm on the other side of the country, don't have a GS500, and Patrick was still a helluva friend to me.

The world is sadder place without him. My deepest condolences to all of his friends, family, and coworkers.
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 09:26:58 PM »
I too am in shock.  He will be greatly missed!!!  No words....

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 09:38:58 PM »
Sorry to hear this, but thanks for posting.

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014, 09:45:37 PM »
Jeez, that is the worst news! And such a sensless way to be taken!!!!!!

We will always miss his ever helpful advice!

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 09:56:30 PM »
Everyone that knew him liked him. Had so many great GS500 vids on YouTube, and great tech posts too!
A terrible loss for our community and those that knew him.
So sad.  :icon_sad:
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 10:12:00 PM »
This is a serious loss to the GStwin forums, as well as GS riders globally. He will be VERY missed.  :icon_sad:

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2014, 10:17:17 PM »
My deepest condolences to all who knew him and his family. A most giving person has been taken from us and his knowledge will be sorely missed.

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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2014, 10:18:21 PM »
I cant even believe it.

From other sources, not confirmed yet, but it is said he was rear ended and he had a fatal neck injury. So at least he didn't suffer. He was riding alone, like he sometimes did, in Vashon. I feel I know that last turn he was making as he has taken me on it before. He would then stop at this winery called Polouse and talk to the Harley guy there before getting on the ferry.

I cant believe it still. Was such a good person. RIP my friend..RIP
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2014, 10:34:54 PM »
Wow..... I too am in total shock and disbelief.

Patrick and I spoke a lot both on the phone and here. I was constantly shipping him spare parts to add to his colleagues. He was so so SO very knowledgeable. This is so sad but it must have been his time. He will most certainly be missed by so very many including myself.
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2014, 10:43:45 PM »
I don't know what to say about this. Not addy, not him. Not fair. I'll miss him and his cats in this place it won't be the same without him. RIP mate thankyou for everything you did.
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Re: Adidasguy Patrick Lajko - Passed away Apr 26th 2014
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2014, 10:47:28 PM »
It really won't be the same without him around here. His willingness to help everyone was amazing. I remember how when he was out here in jersey last year, someone from Brooklyn posted here for help and the next day he was on a train to Brooklyn to help the new user even though he had come to the east coast to take care of a few things of his.