Keep Mike “Lucky” Lukowiak in your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Rides, Races and Events' started by David Taylor, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. gtluke

    gtluke The Moped Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Two Bridges
    Crushing
    Lucky camped with us at the last 24 hours of allamuchy. He told ghost stories for hours and hours. He's never not been excited to see me and always always in a good mood and super nice to me. Such a unique guy.
    I'm so sorry Ryan. I wish I could say something meaningful but I'm just so sad thinking of you. the two of you were always together.
    So sorry.
     
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  2. thegock

    thegock Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss, Ryan.

    "You think your friends and loved ones are going to be there forever and the next minute they're gone... forever."

    RIP Lucky
     
  3. bigW

    bigW Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Plainfield NJ
    Wow. Shocking that such finality can come out of nowhere and deliver such a blow.

    I will say some prayers for family and loved ones.

    -W

    PS : not sure if there was any chance to get a hint of something amiss prior in this case but I’d like to remind folks if possible to have a comprehensive annual physical.
     
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  4. xc62701

    xc62701 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville
    No early indications. The dr said it was purely bad luck. Get an annual and learn cpr. You never know what will happen.
     
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  5. pooriggy

    pooriggy Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Cranford
    I only met Lucky a few times over the years and I agree with Luke that he was really unique. He was open and shared himself with everyone, the world needs more people like him. He will be missed.
     
  6. Mare45

    Mare45 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Today?
    I didn't ride with Lucky much, but I met him several years ago and we always chatted when we saw each other on rides or passing in the trails. He was such a nice guy and always brought a smile to my face. I am so sorry for those of you (@xc62701, and his family) who are hurting. This is so sad to hear.
     
  7. David Taylor

    David Taylor Rex kwan Do

    Sorry @xc62701 . Thinking back I actually met him at Mooch short track. We all did that brutal after ride in the snow. I kept asking if Lucky was gonna be alright. Ryan was like “he’ll be fine”. I learned this to be true as he always trooped through. He entered NUEs and although not the fastest he was the type who I wouldn’t invision ever not finishing. Ride on Lucky. You will be missed.
     
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  8. jackx

    jackx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flanders
    Yes, this is crushing. I am so very sorry.
    Mike and family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    My deepest sympathy to family and friends.
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Sasquatch

    Location:
    Brick
    This news made me so sad. I only had a few brief opportunities to chat with him, but he was such a likable guy. My condolences and continued thoughts to Ryan, and Mike's family and friends.
     
  10. KenS

    KenS JORBA: President JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Mays Landing
    Really sad to hear. Condolences to Mike's family and Ryan. I am told that Mike was a part of JORBA's founding way back in the day. I am thankful for his contribution to our community and sad to have not made his acquaintance.
     
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  11. rayder

    rayder Active Member

    Location:
    lake hiawatha
    My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends
     
  12. Mitch

    Mitch Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    BROOKLYN YO
    Another good guy taken too soon. Ryan I feel your loss, you were a good friend and you will carry on in his memory and you will be stronger having known him and being his friend. Ride on for Lucky..
     
  13. The Kalmyk

    The Kalmyk Well-Known Member

    Wow- didn’t know him but can understand the sorrow the family is absorbing. As much as it sucks it’s a reminder that waking up in the morning is a gift in itself.

    Rest Easy.
     
  14. UtahJoe

    UtahJoe Team Workhorse Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Rockaway
    Man I loved those days racing cat 2 with him... Especially in the beginning when we were both slow and laughing at how bad it sucked. He was a genuinely nice guy and always had a great story. Always could count on him for some entertainment. Tragic

    Ryan, I'm sad for your loss... Your efforts to save him were nothing short of heroic.... Really sad it didn't work out
     
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  15. xc62701

    xc62701 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville
    If anyone is interested his viewing will be Sunday from 2-6 at the SW Brown funeral home in Nutley.
     
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  16. xc62701

    xc62701 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville
    Thanks to everyone that came out for Lucky's viewing and for donating to his gofundme account. His family and I are elated with the love and support shown for him. He is gone, but will never be forgotten.
     
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  17. gtluke

    gtluke The Moped Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Two Bridges
    Wish I could have made the viewing, stupid knee surgery.

    Anyone know what Events Lucky participated in that I would have pictures of? Been trying, but I have 118,683 photos on my computer.

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  18. UtahJoe

    UtahJoe Team Workhorse Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Rockaway
    The 2009 season...Man that was a fun time.

    @gtluke about the only help I could be is that after this season Lucky moved up to cat 1.
     
  19. xc62701

    xc62701 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville
    Wow those are some crazy old photos!
     
  20. onetracker

    onetracker Active Member

    Location:
    allendale, NJ
    This is a huge loss for our cycling community. I am very sad for the loss Lucky's friends and family have experienced; especially Ryan who seemed to be the number one sidekick. These photos represent some really good times, riding bikes in the dirt and feeling the wind at our back.

    Cool photos. Those were really fun days.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017 at 6:36 PM

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