Author Topic: JN Smyth  (Read 4671 times)

Offline Wes Stephens

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JN Smyth
« on: January 30, 2015, 06:51:09 PM »
Hi to all:
I just found out from a good friend that JN Smyth is in the hospital but doing better and may get to go home (Kiowa OK) soon.  I'll try to get more info tomorrow and add to the post.  all I know now that the hosp. # is 918 426 1800 and he is in room315.  JN is a hero to me,  and has more oldest rider awards from Guzzi rallies  than anyone I know.
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 06:54:50 PM »
Thanks for the update Wes . How many rider groups boast an active 92 year old member . Proud to call him a friend  ;-T

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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 07:42:42 PM »
I heard he was admitted for dehydration a while back. I hesitated to post anything due to having HIPPA rules shoved down my throat from the hospital I work for.

J.N. is ONE HELL OF A MAN!

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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 09:15:10 PM »
I know 1 thing for sure, JN has lived longer than I will no matter what happens now.  ;-T   Saw him @ the Datil rally this last August.  He hasn't changed a bit since I 1st met him in the `90s.  :bow

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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2015, 06:37:49 AM »
Sorry to hear JN is in the hospital. What a great guy he is!

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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 07:50:03 AM »
Hope the best for JN. They don't make them like him anymore. He always makes the Kansas rally. Bet he will make this years.
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2015, 07:56:55 AM »
It's a bad day when two of my favorite people are in the hospital at the same time. I hope to see both of them this summer!
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2015, 08:29:10 AM »
Jn is one of a kind. Reminds me of something jj says,
"Everyone dies, but not everyone lives"

Jn certainly lives. Looking foewars to seeing him at the nm nar, god willing.
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 12:50:31 PM »
Thanks for the update Wes . How many rider groups boast an active 92 year old member . Proud to call him a friend  ;-T

  Dusty

Yup, me too!  :D

I wonder if he would like a phone call from Germany?  Only one way to find out!!
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2015, 01:14:12 PM »
Yup, me too!  :D

I wonder if he would like a phone call from Germany?  Only one way to find out!!

Yup, he did!!

I just spoke with him. he is doing good and hopes to walk out of the hospital in a few days. Says he just had a birthday and is now 93!

We had a good chat, and as I write this, I'm really missing my old friend.

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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2015, 08:39:59 PM »
I also spoke with JN today,  he was upbeat and mentioned the phone call from Germany.  However said it would take a week of therapy to get himself mobile enough to go home.
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2015, 03:19:57 PM »
"Get Well Soon, JN!" ;-T 8)  

I too, have seen and talked to him the last few years at the Datil Rally in NM.  I always shake his hand and tell him he is my hero!  Still "In-The-Wind" at 93! (just had a birthday!!)  God Bless Him! :)
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 03:58:51 PM »
Hello again
I Spoke with JN today and he is being discharged from the hospital.  Still has some problem with kidneys but can manage that at home he says.
I don't think he would mind my giving out his home phone # to motorcyclists, it's 918 432 5451.
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2015, 04:07:11 PM »
Going to take more than that to stop him. But at 93; I'd say he should probably get a smaller scooter but he wouldn't fit the damn thing.

He is an inspiration for sure. Looks like he is in his early 70's.
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2015, 05:39:49 PM »
I met him at the National in John Day Oregon a few years ago. An inspiration to us all!

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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2015, 08:32:35 PM »
I met him at the National in John Day Oregon a few years ago. An inspiration to us all!



When I met JN at Steve Walker's rally, he was wearing a long sleeve shirt and jeans in high heat and was dry as a bone.  I was a pool of sweat in shorts and flip flops.   I told him that I saw his John Day video video on You Tube.  He replied, "What is You Tube?"

The conversation progressed to Harley bashing, dirty jokes and drinking.

JN = Real American
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2015, 09:48:40 PM »

                                             Yep............he da man!
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2015, 09:58:46 PM »

                                             Yep............he da man!

We were having a conversation around the fire the evening before , J.N. said " Think we need some more rain"  ;D

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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2015, 02:08:16 PM »
Yea after what 9 inches fell over night!!!! Rained so hard that night in waves. So hard you couldn't hear yourself think in the tent.
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Re: JN Smyth
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2015, 07:04:53 PM »
Going to take more than that to stop him. But at 93; I'd say he should probably get a smaller scooter but he wouldn't fit the damn thing.

He is an inspiration for sure. Looks like he is in his early 70's.




He had a 650 Burgman and sold it to his riding buddy who isn't riding any more after the Burgy fell on him.  I let JN ride my 250 MP3 @ John Day and he liked it but he's way too big for a MP3.  :D

 

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