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I'm so sorry for your loss, steve. I read the news Sunday night on Ami's Facebook and was in shock and instantly filled with sadness. Although I never met Diana, I could tell by your fb pics that she made you happy and was an amazing person. My prayers are with you, her and sarah's family and friends.
 

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Well....I'm not good at these types of posts....so I'll try my best.

I've known Steve for 13 years now - I "met" him on this site. Since then I've housesat for him, ran the site while he was out of the country, flew him up to my house twice to install blackjax on my tegs, and got to hang out with him at the Dragon this past year.

At the Dragon is where I met Diana. Even before we met, I knew this woman was something special just from Steve's posts on Facebook. You could tell those two were genuinely in love. Always happy. Always smiling. Always having a good time.

Then, this past year, I met Diana at the Dragon. Long overdue. Diana had an aura about her - and you wanted to be drawn into it. You wanted to be recognized by her. Type A personality as Steve always said. Seeing Diana and Steve together - geez - those two are always going at 100 mph.....always laughing. Always smiling. Always having a good time.

She stepped in and ran the annual kickball game like she had been doing it for years. And NOBODY ever said "Who does she think she is?" - they just accepted her with open arms and wanted to help in any way they could.

I got to speak with Diana one on one about her bike when she was wrenching on it. Yes, she turned the wrench like no other girl I've ever seen. That woman was the most confident, chin held high, woman I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and talking to.

And I knew Steve was in love with her. I've been witness to some epic rants from Steve about how he would never remarry....how it wasn't for him anymore....and she came along and changed ALL of that. THAT'S how charismatic she was.

I've seen all these posts on Facebook from people (strangers to me) and you realize how many lives she genuinely touched. It's amazing. I've never seen anything like it. And they all echo the same sentiment - she made you feel like you were the only person in the world at that time and gave you her full attention and energy. That aura.

I was at a wedding reception Sunday evening. Was browsing my phone and came upon a post on Diana's wall that referenced the accident. I froze. I got up and walked outside. I sent Steve a text and made a phone call. Came back in and told my wife. I sat there for another half hour and stared off into space basically. Finally, I went home.

That's from meeting Diana one time.....that aura. I felt like I had known her for years and years. I was stunned.

Steve - my heart breaks for you. I kept saying to Sandra "I am so concerned about Steve....he loved her." I am very relieved to hear about your support system you are seeing....but it's really no surprise to me. Much like Diana, you have an amazing aura about you that I don't even think you realize.

Love you both. RIP Diana.
 

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Steve, I am sorry for your loss.
I wish I would have met her.
I am sure she was as full of life as you are.
Keep your head up & live life to the fullest for her!
 

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Sorry for you loss I'm brought to tears reading this. I don't even know you but as an admin on this site, and I'm just devastated with the news.
 

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For those who might not know, Stephen (MorningZ) is the founder and creator of this site. He built it from the ground up 15 years ago, investing more time and creative energy than many people do in their job. Check out this archived page for a snapshot in history:

https://web.archive.org/web/20080717204537/http://www.team-integra.net/index.asp

Due to his hard effort over the years and the resulting growth of the site, he was offered a deal to sell the site while keeping his administrator title. His relinquishing management of the site to the new owner effectively gave MorningZ his life back. Time he was spending fixing site software and hardware issues he now could spend working on his car, meeting a wonderful woman, getting married, going to track days, home projects, etc.

For the many Team-Integra members that visit the site on a daily (if not hourly) basis, MorningZ is well known on the site. Many fortunate members have had the privilege to meet him and know him through Team-Integra events throughout the country.

For those of you who occasionally visit the site to learn how to fix a problem with your Integra, to read an article, or to offer advice on the forums, that is what Team-Integra is all about. And when you see that the author of the article is MorningZ, or when your forum question has an answer by MorningZ, you now know who he is.

RIP Diana. You are truly missed.
 

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Justine wanted me to send her regards. After I left Dragon early this year, Diana helped this shy girl feel at home in a forest full of strangers and resolutely dodged any attempt of Justine's to pay for that pink TI hoodie. She was at a music festival Sunday and called me crying when she got the news. This forum, unlike any other, has always felt like a family to many of its regulars. Diana was the first lady of that family and reading this and Facebook has made it clear that her loss was felt not just in Florida, but across the whole of the U.S. and Canada.

You two are really something special to a lot of people, Steve. It's cruel that such bad things can happen to such good people. If you're ever in Central Kentucky and you need anything at all, I'll be here.
 

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I've spent the last few days trying to think of what to say and I can't. Yeah I can say I'm sorry and I am, I'm sorry as hell but "sorry" just feels so god damn insignificant. It's just not enough. I didn't get to know her as much as others did with the Dragon trips we had together I got to to talk to her some each year and she was always great to talk to. It makes me regret not getting there these last two years even more. Although I didn't know her enough I do know your pretty well over all these years. You are one of the most active people I know, you went to China to run a marathon for F sake. The saying "settled down" when getting married sure didn't apply to you two. You both kept right on going, you never slowed down and she kept right there with you. You may have had a much too short time together but man you packed a lot in that time. More than most would've.

Went through my pictures real quick from '12, '13. I didn't find her in any from '11 so I'm guessing '12 was her first year with us. All the trips have kind of blended together now.

Man in all the years here I never would've expected to be crying while making a post here. I'm so ****ing sorry Steve.













 

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Steve, there will never be words to make things the way they were and should have been. When I got to see you and Diana together, it was amongst the happiest I've ever seen you. For anyone who ever saw you two, it was always very apparent how much you both loved one another. We've known each other for what seems like forever and for those here, unless you've seen Steve in person, it's hard to understand how much blood, sweat and tears he has put into the site and helping the people here. There are hundreds of people who will gladly step up and do anything and everything in their power to help you and I'm simply proud to be amongst that group of amazing people in your corner.
 

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Steve,

While I have never met you or your wife I want to express my deepest condolences for your loss. It shows how much she touched everyone's lives, even if it was for just a moment. Know that any of us are here for you like family.

Matt
 

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Steven, my heart goes out to you and your family! I have scoured my old images from previous Dragon Runs because there was this one picture I remember candidly snapping that summed up my impression of Diana, "a certified bad ass on a bike". I remember Corey telling me you had proposed and I was like not to her, thinking she's too bad ass for that guy!! She had an incredible heart and soul that just radiated when she would walk into the room and talk with everyone.

She was honestly one of the motivating factors for me to learn how to ride a motorcycle and ride it well. She just made it look so easy!

I found these to I thought to share, I liked to take candids to try and capture the raw emotions that some may miss when they arent paying attention and I feel like these two captured everything, from her passion for bikes to her love for you.





RIP Diana.. Ride On.
 

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Haven't been on here forever! Words don't do this justice, we all have been touched by Diana in some way shape or form. Was lucky enough to meet her several occasions at dragon. She was a special person that you lucky found and spent the most time with. You guys Had what most people search for all their lives. Take pride that she touched so many people's lives!

She will forever be part of TI family, never forget!

RIP Diana
 

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Dude I am so sorry for your loss =(. I cant even begin to comprehend it.
 

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Steve,

As I've said on a couple different mutual friends Facebook pages, I cannot even say how sorry I am for your loss. This is so tragic and so sad. I cannot imagine what you are going though but I can see you are getting support from so many places and they warms my heart. I was able to purchase a memorial sticker to try and help and signify her memory.

I am so honored to have met her down on a trip to the dragon. I've never met someone so nice and relaxed and fun to be around. And she was so accepting to the group as at that time she was "new". You guys were so happy and I had so much respect for that.

Although we haven't talked in a long time, if there's anything I can do please don't hesitate to contact me. Otherwise my deepest condolences man, love ya
 

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My condolences won't mean much, but obviously I am very sorry for your loss.

Take this with a grain of salt, I don't know how meaningless/ful this is seeing how I am a stranger who hasn't met you on the internet, I would've enjoyed meeting you and your wife however.

Your much older/wiser than I am, as I'm sure you know all you can do now is heal to a new 'normal'. It may never be the same again, but the best you can do now is to get the worst of the mourning out of the way and try to heal as quickly as you can. I can't even wrap my head around how much of a challenge that would be because quite simply nothing near as terrible has happened to me in my life; for your sake I hope you are able to get through as good as anyone can/could, and live life to the fullest for yourself and the memory of your wife.
 
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