RIP Jessi Combs...

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  1. trapdoor2

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    Terrible news. I´ve followed the Eagle team on Facebook for quite a while.
    So very sad.
    R.I.P Jessi.

    Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.
     
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    Sad. I liked her on car shows. She did Mythbusters too. RIP
     
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    Those that do things that are above the norm are destined to find greatness
    RIP young lady
     
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    Terrible news . RIP beautiful young lady , only the good die young
     
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    She was a good kid. She held my baby daughter at the Off Road expo in Pomona about 14 years ago.
     
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    Just saw a piece on her on CBS. What a rad woman. Much respect.

    RIP
     
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    We should all be so lucky to leave this world while doing what we love. RIP
     
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    She was a doer. I really admire folks like her and I think she was both and exemplar and the real deal. We are less without her and people like her... Very sad to hear this news.
     
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    sad
     
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    Sad, but when you tempt fate, sometimes it bites back, hard.
     
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    I think some families raise children to think "Don't ever do that; if you get hurt, Grandma will have a heart attack." Other families are about taking risks and the other family members somehow mentally prepare themselves for the possibility of tragedy.

    I took way, way more risks than I should've, given how vulnerable some of my kin would be to my dying or ending up vegetative. I am assuming that Jessi's family will be shocked and rocked by this to their core, but they're hopefully going to find a way past this. They gave her permission to be bold and she was bold and they will miss her a lot but they will love her for who she was.
     
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    wgaf as long as you die doing something you love.

    Best way to go, IMHO.

    Way too young to the lose her though.
    period.

    I say this as a hardcore off-roader as my other hobby is fabricating my rig...
    Met her at KOH, real down to earth.

    rip
     
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    I am grateful and thankful for those who take risks and 'tempt fate'... without them, there'd be a bunch of people sitting in europe hoping the king would take pity on them...

    I'm glad we push the envelope and try to do what most people would be afraid to do... it is how we sharpen the saw and grow and overcome.... My dad made me read 'Father Damien' as a kid and what I admired most was his fearlessness... running toward danger when everyone else ran away.

    When we lose the fearless and when tragedy befalls them, it is our greatest loss because it is a host of opportunities to learn and grow and improve and see and find that the risk averse will never approach.

    Jessi Combs shines bright and her risks and fearlessness are what make us better and more interesting and create the stories that inspire. She was smart and talented and the accident was just that.... her jet car was probably much safer than when I drove across the country in my old pickup... we all kind of tempt the devil in our own way (drinking diet coke and eating cheezits and sitting in our chair all day)
     
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    We were all about balancing risk vs not doing. We almost always did rather than stand down.

    My father was killed flying aerobatics in an airshow...in front of a lot of people (including me). He was 60 and had a heart-attack in mid-routine. I have had people tell me he was too much of a risk taker...I always told them he died doing exactly what he loved doing. My family understood that. We don't have funerals, we have celebrations of a life well led.

    I hope Jessi's family has a similar mind set.
     
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