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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb Reply with quote

I've just heard that Genuine head honcho Philip McCaleb has been ill and will be undergoing an operation soon—one that may require a lengthy and difficult recovery. If you've had the chance to meet Philip, ride with him at the Genuine Appreciation rides, chat with him at Amerivespa, or even swap emails with him, you know that he sincerely loves the Genuine owners community. He reads MB often and actually listens to what we all have to say. I was surprised when, at the LA Genuine ride, he quietly asked me to be sure to introduce him to specific MBers that he knew by name!

We wouldn't be here, as a community, if not for him and not just because he started Genuine. He (and the company) have quietly supported MB from the start simply by saying, "do what you do; we're paying attention but will never interfere."

So please keep Philip in your thoughts, wish him well, hope and pray (if that's your thing) for his good health and as quick a recovery as possible. I assure you, it will mean a lot to him.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I wish you a successful surgery and a comfortable recovery.
Heal up quick!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip has written a few times. His humor and wit is golden!

Best of luck and speedy recovery. I shall drink to your good health.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil:

Before Genuine introduced me to 2-wheeling, I was your prototypical suburban, mow-the-lawn, take-the-kids-to-dance-class family man. After 4 years of riding, I've been transformed into a greasy, oil-stained misanthrope, disavowed by my children and shunned by my wife. For this, I will be eternally grateful.

Now, get off your ass and get cracking on that 300 Cruiser.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ride home in a Stella sidecar! The ultimate in hospital-pick-up style Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb Reply with quote

ericalm wrote:
Genuine head honcho Philip McCaleba


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get well, Phil - hope you're feeling dorky again soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep smelling the flowers, Phil!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sending many good thoughts your way Phil. Get well soon!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phillip - Hoping for a speedy recovery for you!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wishing you well. Thanks for everything! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get well soon, Genuine dude.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take one day at a time and be happy with very small steps getting back to health.
This group I have found is very helpful for the scooter and myself and will help you get back to your old self.
Hopefully will be scootering with a stella and sidecar in the future to keep me healthy as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've never met, but this is my favorite person in the scoot world.

He is fully engaged; not just behind the product, but out in front, promoting, listening, correcting, leading with his face and personal presence. There is no anonymnity, no doubt "who" Genuine is, and that's a rare thing in any business.

In dealing with this little health challenge, i have no doubt that that karma will come back to him.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip, I hope you heal well and quickly.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get well my unknown friend!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Philip, I treated myself to a Buddy for my 50th birthday in January and now I can't imagine life without a scooter. Sorry to hear that you haven't been well and will be undergoing surgery. Best wishes to a speedy and successful recovery and thou will be in my prayers. My Buddh has put a whole lot of joy into my life. Get well soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubber side down Phil. We'll see you on the road soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will pray for him, for sure. My interaction with him was a pleasure, and I hope he heals quickly.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all you do! And nice name, by the way Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've met Phil a few times, it has ALways been a pleasure. I look forward to talking to you again...So get well, God willing see you again this February in Indy!

Some one make sure he has a couple of those toy buddies to play with in the recovery room Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Philip and Mike Reply with quote

Philip,
Wishing you well.
Pleasure to meet, and share a beverage with you at AV, in Lake Geneva.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best hopes and wishes for a quick recovery to the most motivated scooterist in america (he liked em so much he created the company)!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Well wishes Reply with quote

Phillip- Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery. I had to sit out a summer a few years ago with a medical issue and decided then and there to get a scooter so I could have some fun. I got a 09 Buddy 125 and even though I haven't got to ride it as much as I would like to- I have had plenty of fun when I am on it. Take care. God bless.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prayers sent and will continue for a full and speedy recovery.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We appreciate you, Philip! Prayers for your surgery to go smoothly and for a faster than expected recovery.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eat dessert first !!!! Speedy recovery to you, Phil !!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I met Phil at the Tucson Genuine ride. Helluva nice guy; engaging and approachable.

I hope everything goes well and you're back on two wheels in no time, sir.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feel better soon Phil! It was great riding with you in Tucson and I LOVE my bike.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the best for a quick and successful recovery, Phil!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil,

Great to meet you at Lake Geneva. We sure love our Genuine bikes.
You're in our family's nightly prayers for a speedy recovery.

God bless,

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes for a speedy recovery from Team Scooter Trash!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capt_Don wrote:
I will pray for him, for sure. My interaction with him was a pleasure, and I hope he heals quickly.


+1. God bless you Phil!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent some time chatting with Phillip in Lake Geneva. He's always been kind and 'genuine' to Kevin & I. He emailed and messaged me when I returned home saying that he enjoyed our chats and wanted to try to visit next time he was in California.

Phillip, please be well and I hope to see you again soon. Perhaps San Diego?

All the best,

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:09 am    Post subject: You're in good hands Reply with quote

Dear Philip,

Hate the fact you have to undergo this surgery tomorrow but just know there are so many people praying for you and keeping you in their thoughts throughout this procedure.

Put the whole thing in God's hands and it will be fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phillip...I'm sure the "skutergruven" t-shirt will go a long ways towards a speedy recovery. Seriously, my prayers are with you.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil is a truly fantastic guy... he's been very supportive of me since I got knocked off the seat in January. It was wonderful to meet him when he came to Richmond.

I'll wear my Dork shirt in your honor tomorrow, Phil! Hope everything goes well!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donna nana, tutta tana, Phil knows what I'm talking about.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's hoping whatever is slowing you down is in your rear view mirror before too long.

Get well, big man!

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I am troubled to hear of your upcoming operation. I spoke with you briefly at the ride in Atlanta and I am still thankfull for the free meal at the Varsity! You are a great person and the world needs more people such as yourself. I wish you the best of luck and hope to talk/ride with you again! Godspeed Phil!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes Philip. We'll all be thinking of you and your family and friends.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wishing you well, Phil...

You have one helluva product in that Buddy. My wife has had three of them [currently two] and they are quite impressive.

That 125 (engine) 'embarrasses' my LEADER 150.Evil or Very Mad

Keep it up and get well soon. Very Happy

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T'Pring wrote:
That 125 (engine) 'embarrasses' my LEADER 150.Evil or Very Mad

Yeah. experienced that firsthand as well. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes for a safe surgery and speedy and thorough recovery!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

best wishes for a speedy recovery!!! posted in the Terminal scooter club's Facebook page so you'll be feeling some Atlanta good vibes soon!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hope you get well soon and recover well, phil

thanks for the scooters and for being a genuine guy all around Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you recovery quickly! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has the surgery happened? Anyone have an update?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil I hope all is going well and that you're on the road to recovery. Meeting you at AV was one of the highlights of my first rally.
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Phil, you'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a speedy recovery! My little "Koukla" and I had a blast meeting you in Richmond. She's quite fond of you. Now get better soon, my friend!
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