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Folks,,

The Los Ancianos have some bitterly sad news.   Legacy Member Art Brookman passed last evening after a long battle with cancer.

A member since 1978, Art was a cornerstone of the club, its trails and events.  With close friend and riding partner Niles Ussery, he contributed immensely to the clubs reputation in Baja and in the USA for decades throughout the 80’s and 90’s.  There are few in history who embodied the spirit, heart, attitude, and general coot-ness of the Los Ancianos more than Art did.  

Art did not suffer fools well.  His knick name “Pissy Art” was well and truly earned.  Many found themselves the butt of his ridicule and were put off by it, giving him wide berth.  That was all by design.  He didn’t want to hear from them anyway.  He loved nothing more than to “stir the pot”.  Those who looked past it, saw the heart of the truly loyal, caring friend beneath.  That was the way he wanted it.   He would let those people in.

While not unexpected, this is not easy to accept.  Those of us who knew him, spent time around him, and were the object of his (apparent but seldom sincere) disdain, now have a big empty place in our hearts. 

Godspeed Art, we will see you down the trail. 

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Kip BusseTim Iufer

1 month ago
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Stephen T. StenbergRIP Art.

1 month ago
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Diane Boot ArreolaSo very sorry to hear this, RIP Art.

1 month ago
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Tony VelaSorry to hear the bad news

1 month ago
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Jean TurnerSo sorry to hear it. RIP (Rest In Pissiness)

1 month ago
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Deidra Davidson JenkinsVery well said Ed!

1 month ago   ·  1
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Walt BrownArt was what the LAMC was all about, had occasion to talk to him a couple of weeks ago and he assured me that he was ready to go, will miss him a ton. RIP Art see you on the dirt trail upstairs.

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Alan DietorKnew Art well. RIP my friend

1 month ago
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Tim MortonOther than my own family I'm not sure there's anyone I've known, and better yet, still saw, as long as I knew Art. I often said he was like having a second dad. I'm pretty sure some of that "pissy" rubbed off on me making me who I am today. I'm truly grateful to have known Art. May the trails you ride up there be perfectly groomed, watered, and flowing, the fish plenty, your aim perfect, and the trigger be light.

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Jorge HernandezArt!!! My friend, say hola to Niles, is a sad News, I'm glad I Had the chance to work and ride so many trials in Tecate with you, I know that I'm going to see you again someday.

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Grant PalenskeRIP Art ....Always wet dirt now ..

1 month ago   ·  1
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Earle KellettRide in peace Art it was a pleasure and an honor to know you all these years

1 month ago   ·  1
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Scott PenwardenArt had such a great sense of humor. I'll miss him.

1 month ago
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Wayne SchwaiaGod speed my old friend, I have alot of old memory's of Baja with his chain lube, tuna in the Pine Forest and sense of humor. One memory I will never forget is when Ed Applegate, Bigdad, Art and I where in bar in Tecate sitting at the bar he took his teeth out and threw them in Margarita blender and we asked for a remix what a night. Rest in Peace my old friend.

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REGISTRATION FOR THE APRIL 30TH RANCHERS BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE IS NOW CLOSED!

For the health of our trails, to maintain the small-group feel of the ride, and to preserve our own sanity, we had to limit the ride to 120 registrants and we are there.

Thanks to everyone that has registered for the ride and regrets to those who wanted to, but will have to miss it.  Hope to see you next year.

Los Ancianos MC

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Eric ChaseNo!!!!!!

1 month ago
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Stephen T. StenbergHave a great time. Hope to see you next year on a new bike. Aloha

1 month ago
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Robert Nantistaearly bird gets the worm!!! yee haaa IN!!

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Ray AbbottWell said, Ed

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Matthew Coleman WilliamsNext year.

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Registration is NOW OPEN for our April 30, 2016 Ranchers Benefit Trailride.  You can signup online at www.losancianos.com , just click on Event registration, fill out your information, pay with PayPal, Credit Card, or pay by mailing in a check.  Once your payment is received you are ready to ride.  This is a fun event - good riding and a fiesta after the ride.  All proceeds will go to local ranchers. #clubnews

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Jairo RamirezHow much $?

3 months ago
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Ray AbbottThe cost is $85 USD. All the details are here on the Facebook Group under upcoming events. Or losancianos.com has all the details.

Los Ancianos Motorcycle Club – Since 19603 months ago   ·  1
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Matt PaxsonDone and done. Love the new online reg process. Thanks!

3 months ago   ·  2
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Ed TrudersheimGuys, we are already almost 50% full for this ride and it is over 2 months away. If you want to be assured of getting in, please register at www.losancianos.com. Sooner the better.

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Jake JohnsonHow difficult is this ride. Deciding if my 15 year old can do it.

2 months ago

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Stephen T. StenbergTechnical as in get off and push or technical as paddle along with both feet Ray? 🙂

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In Memorium:
This month the Los Ancianos said goodbye to Tom Sarff (3rd from left in photo).  Tom was one of the original club members in 1960, a true dirt bike rider from the early days of Southern California desert racing and Baja exploring.  Truly one of the nicest people you could ever meet, always with a smile and  ready and willing to help wherever needed.  Tom and his family were always part of club activities and will remain a part of the Los Ancianos history.  Well miss him. #clubnews

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Earle KellettR..I..P..

4 months ago
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Stephen T. StenbergRIP Tom, up in motorcycle heaven now.

4 months ago
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Jeff ChristiansenGodspeed Tom...

4 months ago
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Robert NantistaRIP ride in peace.

4 months ago   ·  1
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Kerry KohlI did not know Tom very well, but after his memorial service I felt I'd know him all his life. As it says in Proverbs 22:1..." A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches" NKJV.

4 months ago
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Los Ancianos Ranchers Benefit Trailride April 30, 2016.
Our next event is our April Trailride.  50+miles marked trails, Barbacoa dinner, Baja Fools Bar, Cerveza Tecate, camping.  All for $85USD.
Signup Opens Feb 1, 2016.  120 riders limit.
Online registration is now available at www.losancianos.com  Try it out! Simple, no stamps or envelopes required.  #clubnews

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Ray Abbott2016's trails won't be quite as tough as the 2015 ride. You'll still be challenged and there will be some AA splits for those that need that little extra challenge.

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Robert NantistaI'm 100% in (as usual)

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Kip BusseI'm in too Ray I'll be there

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Ray AbbottPhoto: Old Guy on a 1995 KTM 250 EXC. Place: Palo Gacho Trail.

4 months ago   ·  1
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Jaime Sanoja.. Christian Alvarado Chino Garcia

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Don ChalmersMargarita boss "Bob Bozo" hanging a leg in case of "tip over"

4 months ago   ·  3

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Jairo RamirezPresent!!

4 months ago
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Demetri VlahoulisCount me in please

4 months ago   ·  1
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Brad RosbachSean Rhodes Charlie Coiner Brock Campbell Let's go I hear it's Motorhome friendly.

4 months ago   ·  4

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Ron KrumMe plus Doctor Steve & Miguel

4 months ago

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Ray AbbottSignup opens February 1, 2016

4 months ago   ·  4
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Robert Nantistaun chingo.

4 months ago   ·  2
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Jaime de la TorreYo !!!!!!

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