In memoriam Jørund Seim
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|On Monday morning, 8 July 2002, I learned of the death of a fellow
Ringer, Jørund Seim, who crashed on the ring on Sunday afternoon.
I didn't know Jørund personally, but had gotten to know him through
his messages on the Ringers List and his website. He will be sorely
missed by many people.
If you want to say goodbye, there's a thread on Smartgroups, or add an entry to Jørund's own guestbook. Ben has put up a memorial site of assorted pictures and messages.
These pages are meant as a complement to Ben's site by providing a video of one of Jørund's last laps on the Ring. Euan, Francis and I were in the Ring Taxi with Sabine driving, when Jørund passed us doing a huge wheelie while going up Ex-Mühle.
Usually, a Ring weekend ends on Sunday evening. However, this time it ended on Monday morning with Brendan's announcement on the Ringers List that Jørund had crashed on an oil spill, had been airlifted to the hospital but wasn't going to live. He'll always live on in my memory doing that wheelie past the Ring Taxi, so in that respect this weekend will never end.
Euan wrote an
introduction to the video
to describe the lap and its context. I think you should read it before
downloading the video.