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Untimely Death of Ram <goa360@gmail.com> - September 7, 2016, 11:30 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm not a usual or regular contributor here and my last contribution was in February or something trying to organize a noob-type ride on twisty roads but the weather (or my job!) always got the better of us, but one person did connect with me (persisted!) and once we did finally get together, he quickly dusted me on 211 - lol

However, Ramakrishna Guttikonda - or Ram as he was mostly known - and who has evidently offered several hundred posts here in the last few years on dot net - perished after a moto accident on Rte 58 near Bristol TN two weeks ago.

I finally met Ram in July and we did a 450 miler via 33 to 32 and Thomas WV up 219 to 50 back to Rte 7 in Augusta and 29 in Rio to 55 and back home.

Ram reached out later to one of my faster buds (not on dot net) and they did this weekender on Aug 26-27 with some of you other (silent) peeps here.

And here is the road where the accident took place:

https://goo.gl/maps/WHDofEHFiX72

More information may be found here:

Ram Guttikonda Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information

I was not on the ride and I think the person who led it seems to be incommunicado so details will not be plentiful.

It's always a shame when someone dies so young. I'm glad I had a chance to meet you and ride with you.

Rest in Peace, Ram!


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September 8, 2016, 05:56 AM

Thanks for posting this, had not heard. I usually ride alone these days, but I've ridden with Ram on a few occasions. Sad, rest in peace man.
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September 8, 2016, 06:03 AM

Ram and I were supposed to ride together that weekend but my schedule changed and he went on this group ride instead. he was a friend, a riding buddy, and I'll miss our rides. we were talking about cross country trips for next year, but now it's too late for that. he leaves behind a wife and a son.


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September 8, 2016, 06:27 AM

RIP Ram. I met him at Superbike School May of 2015 through a mutual friend. We shared a room and did levels 1 and 2. I gave him a ride home after we finished level 2 and got to know him better. Great guy. He will be missed.
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September 8, 2016, 06:57 AM

Condolences to his family and friends.

As for those that were on that ride not discussing it on a public forum, can you blame them? The internet is full of folks who weren't there but would feel the need to jump in with a million questions and offer unsolicited baseless opinions regarding the circumstances of the crash.

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September 8, 2016, 08:28 AM

That is very sad. Rest in Peace.
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September 8, 2016, 11:00 AM

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September 8, 2016, 12:28 PM

That's so sad and heartbreaking.

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September 8, 2016, 01:35 PM

So sad to hear, RIP.

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September 8, 2016, 02:32 PM

I rode with Ram 3 times, he was always full of joy to be riding, and was a super nice guy.
I was sweeping that ride, and was first one to find his bike wedged under the guardrail.
The leader of the ride was the first to reach Rams side and never left it for the almost 3 hours it took for rescuers to get him back up off the side of the mountain.
He isn't one to post a lot anyway except for the planning of rides, so to say he is incommunicado is a bit unfair.
Rams family and closest friends have been given all the details that we have to give, and were given that information within a day of the accident.
This affected all of us on this trip, and if none of us feel like talking about it on dot net, then the rest of you should respect that.
My prayers and thoughts are with his family as they have been.
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September 8, 2016, 07:59 PM

Really a great guy and I was deeply saddened when I heard about his accident.


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September 8, 2016, 08:08 PM

Hey fellas,

I didn't mean to put anyone's feet in the fire or anything for not wanting to publicize Ram's passing and I'm sorry if I bruised anyone's feelings w/ my remarks, but IMO the death of a brother should be shared with his cohort.

Peace out.


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