Monday, January 17, 2011

Farewell Electra Glide in Blue

For those who have not heard, I am sad to report that Jeff Mashino, author of the blog "Electra Glide in Blue", lost his struggle to overcome cancer. I had followed his blog post for quite sometime and was fascinated by his mechanical know how and appreciation for old Harleys, especially one particular 1968 FLH.

I never had the opportunity to meet, Jeff, and I feel that it is my loss. He was the kind of guy I would have liked to have had for a neighbor. Someone I could have learned a great deal from in a short time.

Rest in Peace, Jeff. You will be missed.


redlegsrides said...

I'd not heard, this is very sad news!

R.I.P Jeff Mashino

Willy D said...

I’m very sad to hear this. Thank you for letting us know.
R.I.P. Jeff.

IHG said...


irondad said...

I echo the sentiments. We also lost Wendy Moon to a heart attack last week at age 57.

Bad week.

FLHX_Dave said...

Thanks Allen...I'm heartbroken. Man...I don't even know what to say. I have been pre-occupied with my own I feel like a heel.

"I'll see you Jeff again someday. We are gonna' be riding with the rest of our friends. See you soon enough, but not yet."

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Allen:

Jeff Mashino was the first person to ever buy a Twisted Roads tee shirt. I talked to him trhree or four times on the telephone. He was the nicest guy. I am so sorry to hear this.

Tomorrow is one thing that is never guaranteed.

Adios Jeff Mashino.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Kathleen Jennette said...

He will be missed. Rest in Peace Jeff. Thank you for the post Allen. I hate cancer.

Webster World said...

I have been thinking of this all day. It hurts as it has with others. Some here in blogger world have met personally, on the phone or just here on the web. And it is like we are all friends. Jeff's passing is not like losing Indian Larry (a great lose). This is more like someone close. Someone like a brother. He had great knowlege and insight for what we all do and love. Jeff and I had something to share I think what with shovelheads and all. So he riding the big ribbon in the sky is a sad and yet a good feeling. I'd like to think he is with the Master Builder and riding free. RIP Jeff

Ultimate Scumbags of America. said...

What a bunch a crap restoman the craigslist troll aka kenzz the fake is making this up, every name here magically posts within hours of each other everywhere what a joke!

Do you know anything about that bike Morgan? The suspicious side of me says it's a recent build, and a creatively aged photo.

Ultimate Scumbags of America. said...

Do you know anything about that bike Morgan? The suspicious side of me says it's a recent build, and a creatively aged photo.

Ultimate Scumbags of America. said...

restoman aka kenzz the craigslist troll on motorcycle forum and fixit forum 18 hrs a day 7 days a week 365 a year
the worst troll ever.
He must spend 16+ hours a day on Craigslist, switching handles. He makes a series of offensive and ignorant comments using one handle, then switches handles. His second handle then gives strong positive ratings to, and agrees with, the posts made by his previous handle. The new handle also insults, gives negative votes to, and flags anyone who disagrees with his previous handle's posts. This second handle also makes some of the most inaccurate and derogatory posts you could ever imagine. He then switches to a third handle. This new handle agrees with, and gives positive ratings to his first two handles, and also disagrees with, gives negative votes to, and flags anyone who disagreed with any of the filth and stupidity that his first two handles posted.This third handle also makes some revolting and downright dumb posts of its own. He then switches to a fourth handle, and well you get the picture. This guy has at least 34 known handles(in fact, there are variations such as NightOwl_jlk and 315dude-10 which are still the same person...), and switches between them all the time.

As stated earlier, this guy must spend nearly every waking moment of his on Craigslist doing this, constantly cycling between handles, agreeing with and upvoting himself, making dubious and distasteful comments, and downvotng and flagging anyone who points out the obvious errors and/or the disrespectful/insulting comments in his posts. This stretches back to c.2000. He has been doing this for FOURTEEN YEARS. Along the way, he's lost some of his various handles, as occasionally one of his accounts is blocked, but like the Hydra more sprout forth. Certain handles such as thestring, thehvactruth, and 315dude-10 have all only appeared within the past few months.

The problem is that this one guy has driven various productive, knowledgeable people away. It's likely some people have felt threatened by what they perceive to be a cabal of trolls, constantly praising each other and telling each other how brilliant each other is, but this "cabal" is just one guy with dozens of Craigslist accounts.
I would find the time to go to the Flag Help Desk 3 or 4 times a week. Just to read the questions and answers, but not to comment. I had to GRIT my teeth not to get involved in this. The CL Flag Desk (as well as their other so called Help Support Forums) sadly, is just a sad place for people who advertise on CL needing help, where they are ganged up on, degraded, belittled, insulted, called horrible names, and leave wondering WHAT THE HELL was that all about? The helpers consist of people who are total jerks, and they get their kicks out of trying to hurt people, being prejudice, using vulgar language, trying to push buttons to harm, deface and slander these innocent people who came there that needed help, and expected help. To laugh at them, carry on conversations that they can read about them, only to make them suffer, hurt and hope they accomplished their sick goals, as if to destroy them with their harsh and uncalled words. WHERE does CL get these people, and why do they not care that these hired or volunteered helpers are not helping at all?
I am highly disturbed that CL allows such behavior in their Flag Help and other help areas to continue. I cannot understand why such a public name as CL, their owners and developers allow this to happen to innocent parties that are just asking for HELP. Especially since it can only lead to their discredit, and they have already had problems in the past. Do they just not CARE? I have written CL before concerning this and have had no response, and I am sure others have written as well. You would think this would be important to them.