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R.I.P Eric Zimmermann 10/16/16 (Cash Dereszynski)

Started by TexasDave, October 17, 2016, 03:34:43 PM

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ribbert

I live on the other side of the planet and never spoke with Cash on the forum, but none the less, it feels like one of the family has gone and it's very sad.

Noel
"Tell a wise man something he doesn't know and he'll thank you, tell a fool something he doesn't know and he'll abuse you"

jscgdunn

Very sad to hear; really enjoyed meeting Cash at Willits.  He was a big MotoGP fan.  He was very proud of his street fighter conversion.

Jeff
92 FJ1200 2008 ZX14 Forks, wheels, 2008 cbr 600 RR swingarm
92 FJ1200 2009 R1 Swinger, Forks, Wheels, 2013 CBR 1000 Shock
90 FJ 1200 (Son # 2), Stock
89 FJ 1200 Built from parts: (Brother bought it) mostly 92 parts inc. motor
84 FJ 1100 (Son #1), 89 forks wheels, blue spots

Firehawk068

Damn! This just sucks to hear.
NEver met him, but from what people have said about him, he was a good guy.
Sad..............
Alan H.
Denver, CO
'90 FJ1200

ZOA NOM

Godspeed. There but for the Grace of God... I had a minor "moment" on the last Renegade run that reeled me back in a bit. It only takes a tiny lapse... Be careful guys.
Rick

Current:
2010 Honda VFR1200 DCT (Full Auto!)
1993 FJ/GSXR 1200 (-ABS)
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera (Race)
1988 Porsche Carrera (Street)
Previous:
1993 FJ1200 (FIREBALL)
1993 FJ1200ABS (RIP my collar bone)
1986 FZ750
1984 FJ600
1982 Seca

racerrad8

It is troubling to read some of the news reports that indicate there might have been a second motorcyclist involved in the collision. Hopefully more information will come forward so we can all learn from this tragedy.

Randy - RPM
Randy - RPM

aviationfred

This is sad news to hear. I had never met Cash, but was looking forward to meeting him at next years WCR. Maybe his GoPro will shine some light on what happened.

R.I.P. Eric!!


Fred
I'm not the fastest FJ rider, I am 'half-fast', the fastest slow guy....

Current
2008 VFR800 RC46 Vtec
1996 VFR750 RC36/2
1990 FJ1300 (1297cc) Casper
1990 VFR750 RC36/1 Minnie
1989 FJ1200 Lazarus, the Streetfighter Project
1985 VF500F RC31 Interceptor

FJmonkey

I just spoke with Michelle Erick's wife and learned that Eric died from a heart attack. He had no history with heart problems. Michelle and her sister are still making arrangements for a service/gathering in the near future. It will be in SoCal and most likely in Palm Desert where he lived. If any are planning to attend please post up (or PM) so I can take a headcount for Michelle.

Anyone wishing to donate or send cards then stand by for the next update. If you will be attending the service then feel free to deliver it person.

As soon as a day/time/place is selected I will post another update.  
The glass is not half full, it was engineered with a 2X safety factor.

'86 Ambulance - Bent frame, cracked case, due for an overhaul
'89 Stormy Blue - Suits my Dark Side

fj1289

Godspeed Cash.  Prayers and best wishes sent for the family. 

racerrad8

Quote from: FJmonkey on October 19, 2016, 12:31:59 PM
I just spoke with Michelle Erick's wife and learned that Eric died from a heart attack. He had no history with heart problems.

Well, in a lot of ways that is a relief. There was no other persons involved, mechanical issues or rider error. I hate the fact Eric passed, but he passed while doing what he loved; riding his motorcycle.

Ride safe and be careful.

R.I.P Eric

Randy - RPM
Randy - RPM

Dads_FJ

Quote from: racerrad8 on October 19, 2016, 02:20:30 PM
Quote from: FJmonkey on October 19, 2016, 12:31:59 PM
I just spoke with Michelle Erick's wife and learned that Eric died from a heart attack. He had no history with heart problems.

Well, in a lot of ways that is a relief. The was no other persons involved, mechanical issues or rider error. I hate the fact Eric passed, but he passed while doing what he loved; riding his motorcycle.

Ride safe and be careful.

R.I.P Eric

Randy - RPM

Ditto this ^^^
John S.

'84 Yamaha FJ1100
'89 Yamaha FJ1200
'92 Yamaha TDM850
'80 BMW R100S/Sidecar
'81 Yamaha IT250(H)
'77 Yamaha IT175(D)
'39 BSA WM20

Pat Conlon

Quote from: racerrad8 on October 19, 2016, 02:20:30 PM
Quote from: FJmonkey on October 19, 2016, 12:31:59 PM
I just spoke with Michelle Erick's wife and learned that Eric died from a heart attack. He had no history with heart problems.

I hate the fact Eric passed, but he passed while doing what he loved; riding his motorcycle.


Ok, that makes sense. Cash knew that road so well and he was a careful rider.
I went up to the spot (between mile marker 91.50-91.51) and the corner was clean and smooth.

Thank you Mark. Count me in for his memorial, definately. I'll arrange for some flowers sent to Michelle on behalf of our group.

Can you guys help me in getting some pictures together of Cash? I know the 2016 WCR was his first rally. He sure had fun. Pat
1) Free Owners Manual download: https://tinyurl.com/fmsz7hk9
2) Don't store your FJ with E10 fuel https://tinyurl.com/3cjrfct5
3) Replace your old stock rubber brake lines.
4) Important items for the '84-87 FJ's:
Safety wire: https://tinyurl.com/99zp8ufh
Fuel line: https://tinyurl.com/bdff9bf3

ZOA NOM

Wow, that's pretty high up on the list of best ways to go, I suppose. Glad no one else was hurt, and God Bless his family.
Rick

Current:
2010 Honda VFR1200 DCT (Full Auto!)
1993 FJ/GSXR 1200 (-ABS)
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera (Race)
1988 Porsche Carrera (Street)
Previous:
1993 FJ1200 (FIREBALL)
1993 FJ1200ABS (RIP my collar bone)
1986 FZ750
1984 FJ600
1982 Seca

Cash Dereszynski

A note from Eric's daughter, Marcella:

Hi everyone -- Randy gave me access to my dad's account.
My dad died doing what he loved, and I am taking solace in that.

As Mark mentioned, it was not a bike failure or rider error that made him crash but a terribly ill timed heart attack.
My dad was a lifelong motorcyclist and the best, coolest guy ever.

We are having two services this weekend:

SATURDAY, OCT 22 - LOS ANGELES
2PM Casual Chant - Koyasan Buddhist Temple
342 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
*His wife won't be present, just me

SUNDAY, OCT 23 - PALM DESERT
10AM Memorial - Sunnylands (Botanical Garden)
37977 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
*Bring a blanket if you want to sit on the grass. Eat breakfast before but note that there is a cafe on site. Send me a message if you would like to say a few words to the group.

I'd love to meet any of my dad's friends so please let me know if you can come!
Also - I made a 'zine' about him that I'd be happy to send anyone interested.

Marcella Zimmermann
marcella.zimmermann@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/marcella.zimmermann
310-405-4887
Fuck it,let's ride.

Cash Dereszynski

No second rider. Misinformation published by loser local news.
- Marcella, Eric's daughter

Quote from: racerrad8 on October 18, 2016, 05:55:27 PM
It is troubling to read some of the news reports that indicate there might have been a second motorcyclist involved in the collision. Hopefully more information will come forward so we can all learn from this tragedy.

Randy - RPM
Fuck it,let's ride.

FJmonkey

The glass is not half full, it was engineered with a 2X safety factor.

'86 Ambulance - Bent frame, cracked case, due for an overhaul
'89 Stormy Blue - Suits my Dark Side