Joined: 10 Jun 2006 Posts: 17637 Location: Los Angeles, CA STELLA FOUR STROKE FURY! + Vespa LX 150/190 + '87 Honda Helix CN250
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:32 pm Post subject: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
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. _________________ Eric // Flickr group // LA Scooter Meetup Group // twitter: @scooterism // ScooterFile
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Philip, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I wish you a successful surgery and a comfortable recovery.
Heal up quick! _________________ .::I know the voices in my head aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas::.
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.
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.
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. _________________ honi soit qui mal y pense
Joined: 26 Feb 2012 Posts: 482 Location: Saint Louis Buddy 50cc Pamplona
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:04 am Post subject:
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. _________________ 96 Decibel Freaks
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:04 pm Post subject: Well wishes
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.
Joined: 25 Mar 2008 Posts: 147 Location: Wrightwood 07 GTS, 05 ET4, 14 Fly, 08 Buddy Pamplona (gifted to daughter)
Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:41 am Post subject:
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,
Linda & Kevin Quinn _________________ Linda
Vespa Club of America
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!
Joined: 19 Jul 2009 Posts: 2062 Location: (Metro DC) Alexandria, Virginia 2012 Suzuki TU250x
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:13 am Post subject:
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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