The Why We Ride family lost a friend last week. He was a young man full of promise.  We share these photos with you and ask that you include him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Young Life Cut Short

by Unknown Author

Do not judge a song by its duration

Nor by the number of its notes

Judge it by the richness of its contents

Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…

Do not judge a song by its duration

Nor by the number of its notes

Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul

Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…

And when something has enriched your life

And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart.

Is it unfinished?

Or is it endless?

Kiwi Ross Tomas
Photo Courtesy of Cyril Huze Post

It is very sad when we lose a promising young life. Last week, the motorcycle industry lost one of its own. Ross Tomas, son of motorcycle industry icons Mike and Carolyn Tomas, owners of Kiwi Indian Motorcycles in Riverside, CA  passed away from injuries sustained in a  motorcycle accident on July 22, 2014. He was only 20 years old.

A motorcycle funeral and public memorial was held on July 31st, 2014 in Riverside, CA.

Ross raced for Klock Werks and set a land speed record at Bonneville. His father, Mike “Kiwi” Tomas, is a legendary Indian motorcycle restorer and customizer.

Photo courtesy of Cyril Huze Post
Photo courtesy of Cyril Huze Post

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent in Kiwi Ross’s name to the:

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

P.O. Box 602


Sturgis, SD 57785

re: Kiwi Ross Tomas Memorial Contributions

 

*All Photos Courtesy of Cyril Huze Post.

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