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Wheelie King dead at 44

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It sure is a sad day. I was only able to see Doug perform once a long time ago. I remember the day well. I was at the 1987 MotoCross Des Nations at Unadilla. It was raining like hell and the mud was deep when it was announced that Doug would attempt to Wheelie all the way around the track. You could feel the excitement in the air as Doug Wheelied his way around the track. The image of Doug Wheelieing over the edge of Gravity Cavity in the mud will be etched in my mind forever.

God Speed Doug. You will be missed.
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I'm so glad I got to speak with Doug over the telephone a couple of months ago and get one of the last books he had on the art of wheelies. This book is great and I encourage any of you wanting to learn wheelies to send an email to his website and get one before they're all gone. There will never be another "wheelie king" and I know he'll be missed by many. Let's pray for his wife Michelle and son Nicholas(2 yrs old). Their grief this holiday season is unimaginable. There has also been a fund set up for little Nicholas. You can get the info from Doug's website Let's not let the memory of Doug soon fade.
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