This does hurt me to hear.
I took a 2 week vacation just to ride down to maggie valley and tour the wheels through time museum.
Me and a friend (the guy that got me into mopeds) rode down to camp and cruise the mountain roads. The area is known for the scenic rides and should be on everyone’s bucket list.
We heard about Dale before going and met him at the museum. He would just hang out and answer questions. He even started a bike in the museum. Filled the place with the sounds and smells that everyone in there loved.
Some people are just awesome. Not because of some wild act that draws attention. Just a really good guy. When someone that great passes, it leaves a huge painful hole in their family and community. My heartfelt condolences go out.