Sometimes you know almost instantly when you meet someone that you are going to be friends. Dan and Julie were that kind of people. Dan was a great friend to me, he was there for me when I needed a hand or just lent an ear to listen.
He told me once that he really wasn't afraid to try anything or take on any project. He said, "What's the worst thing that can happen, you have to hire someone else to fix it?"
I didn't know it at the time but I think I was one of those projects. We had some laughs, some great rides together and a serious conversation or two.
He was smart, kind, compassionate, honest and tough, all the things you want and need in a true friend. I miss you my friend, but I know God will be your riding buddy until we get there. You have and will always be there in my thoughts and prayers.