Red Rock, Tejas
2004 R1150GSA, 1988 R100GS
The loss of such a beloved member of our BMW family causes us all to morn.
Condolences to her family and many, many friends.
She was one in a million and will be missed...so sad.
RIP dear lady.
Attitude is everything!
08' V-Strom 650 great light weight tourer
Lone Star is collecting donations to help Ardys Kellerman's family in Rhode Island with the unexpected expenses associated with her loss. 110% of all donations received will be used to help Ardys' family with the costs of closing up her residence here in Texas and returning her personal property to her daughters. Ardys had many friends all over the United States. Please share this fundraising request with those friends who may not see it here. Any donation, large or small will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Please send your donations to the following address:
Queenie c/o Robert Krull
Lone Star BMW / Triumph
10600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
Please make your checks payable to: Robert Krull
You may also use PayPal or a major credit card to make a donation. You may donate directly to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or click the donate button below. Thank you.
While you're there you can view some wonderful pages Remembering Ardys
Taken at the RA Rally in Vermont, 2010.
ride what you've got; enjoy the ride!
Reid - Stone Ridge, NY - BMWMOA #69187 - Turbo Fluffy Motoclub - IBA #50182
Thanks Voni,i was looking for that.Hugs to you for the loss of a dear friend,and if you see her girls give them one from me.Ed
Ardys, but I grew to admire her and her exploits as I learned more about her. Since her death I've learned even more about her riding accomplishments; for example, completed 4 Iron Butt Rallys and a 4 corners ride in 19 days while taking in a rally for a few days along the way. But one thing that stands out about her is how she does not look the part of the tough, tried and true long distance rider she was. If one were to have run into Ardys at a grocery store one would have been more likely to think she needed help steering her cart then to have realized she could ride 80,000 + miles in six months and 100,000 + miles in a year. Just another example of not being able to judge a book by the cover.
Tm Pterodactyl MT Outpost
The year she rode 84,000+ miles in the MOA mileage contest Voni and a few others encouraged her to keep riding to get over 100,000 in the year. She did. She completed the year at 103,000 something. On the last day of that year, as she was gassing her bike to ride home, a guy walked up to her and said to her, "Aren't you a little old to be riding that thing".
The amazing thing is that she let him live!
Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
Not Ardys!! Shocking news! I am so very sorry to hear this news today. I loved to have a talk with her at all the different rallies she was at that I attended too. She went to millions more rallies than me as she rode her million miles. And Voni is so right....a million 'smiles' is what she brought! I loved the daughter's T-shirts last year at Sedalia and my sincerest sympathies go out to all Ardys' family.
I will now go to Lonestar site and donate in Ardy's memory.
Saturday at 2 PM we'll be having a gathering to remember Ardys at The BMW MOA International Rally in Salem. Location is the small stage behind the beer garden. We'll tell our Ardys stories and remember our dear friend.
Please join us.
Today we'll be in Rhode Island in Spirit
And at 11 AM EDT we'll be stopping our ride in Idaho
and telling Ardys stories to whomever we meet.
Hope you do too!
Her family will sense the energy of people remembering her all over the world!
Voni AND Paul
A huge thanks to Becca Clark, Editor of the BMW Owners News for this video of the stories told at our International Rally in Oregon.
I am posting this on behalf of Jim Shaw, who is organizing this RTE in memory of John Ryan and Ardys Kellerman on Saturday June 27th. 2015
This information is taken from http://www.ldriders.com/calendar.html
Hope to see many LD riders there.
"It is a tragic coincidence that riding legend Ardys Kellerman was taken
from us on June the 24th, which is also the birthday of riding legend, John
Ryan. Both good folks spent extended stays at the house, here in Hinckley,
Ohio. Both enjoyed lunches at the Diamond Deli, in downtown Akron, Ohio.
This year, I again propose a Ride-To-Eat at the Diamond Deli on the weekend
just following that day – on Saturday, June 27th. That is the weekend just
after Fathers' Day and the weekend before U.S. Independence Day, making a
kitchen pass possibly easier to obtain. The R-T-E is to honor these two
legendary riders, and to remember them.
Diamond Deli is owned by a friend, who remembers John's many visits. The
Deli is open from 11am until 7pm on Saturdays. There is generally plenty of
on-street parking in front.
Feel free to invite all solo riders and small groups, especially friends of
Ardys and John to join in.
Diamond Deli, Akron, Ohio 27 June 2015 - Noon or so.
CRBMW, BMWMOA, BMWRA, AMA & IBA Member (SS1K x5)