Not Even Death Can Stop Him From Riding

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How much do you love riding? Probably not as much as this guy did. David Morales Colon, 22, was shot to death April 22 in Puerto Rico. For his wake, Colon was embalmed and mounted on his Honda CBR600F4i with full Repsol colors.

The work was performed by the Marin Funeral Home in San Juan, which also made headlines two years ago for presenting the embalmed body of Angel Luis “Pedrito” Pantojas Medina standing up in the corner for his own funeral.

Colon will be displayed on his Honda until his burial, scheduled for later this afternoon. As for the bike, it was reportedly a gift from his uncle and brought by his family to the funeral home for the wake. There’s no word on what will happen to the motorcycle after the funeral, but for now, ride on, David, ride on.

[Source: Primera Hora via Autoblog]

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  • http://www.post-anonymously.us.tc Fing Woo

    That is absolutely amazing. Way to go dude, keep riding!

    Lou

  • Gato De La Puerto

    A white trash funeral for a white trash guy. Wonder what he did to get shot! hilarious!

  • B

    Gato…I’m not sure what kind of monitor you’re using, but dude is definitely not white.

  • http://dealpi.ejoop.com Frank

    Kinda creepy…

  • victoria

    well, another circus freak in a funeral!!! where is the respect for the death if the death guys own families have their bodies be exposed this way? they are not bears or eagles in a taxidermist shop.

  • victoria

    and, then, people claim he is riding to heaven in a motorcycle, what makes them think he is going there?

  • http://www.linkwhip.com Ryan

    That’s freaky! The whole time, while I was watching the video, I was waiting for a scary scream type thing to happen. If this can be done, I would consider being posed in a seat at the Super Dome during a live football game. That would be a freaking fantastic way for people to remember me. I wonder if anyone would site by me?

  • ben

    “Angel Luis “Pedrito” Pantojas Medina” I don’t think that’s a very “white trash” name. F%ck&ng moron.

  • GAPO

    gato you’re what us*** latinos call a mama guebo tha dude is boricua dumbass que descanze en paz Morales Colon

  • Troy

    Victoria, what makes you think he is not?

  • Kon

    How does a motorcycle site not realize that’s a rr not a f4i?

  • Spalding

    What a fun sexy time!

  • AZKen

    Dude looks white to me. Light skin, European features.

    Gapo, you’re what us white guys call a mama guebo

  • http://facebook Mickey

    I think its great that his family can remember seeing him at what he loved to do.

  • http://none Charles Hill

    Hey guys, cut it out. We’re all brothers out there on the highways on two wheels. Let’s stick together. All we have is each other.

  • Radar

    What, no helmet?

  • mitzi

    as the wife of a die-hard Harley man, I could see him requesting this for his “last moment”… as far as I’m concerned, it’s not disrespectful if it’s what the deaceased guy would want… good for his family for following his last wishes! :)

  • stop2think

    And we want to give these folks statehood?

  • Captain Fantastic

    “I’m on the highway to hell…”

  • http://e3gazette.com The Monster

    With a name like “David Morales Colon”, I suspect his actual surname is Morales, and Colon is his mother’s maiden name. Calling him “Colon” would then be incorrect. Some people would even find it insulting.

  • Dave

    So when it’s all over they break all his bones and lay him in the coffin????

    Art imitating Life EXTREME!!!

  • McGarrett

    Book him Dano! He’s not wearing an helmet!

  • http://onfollowingchrist.wordpress.com Paul B.

    I love bikes, but death is generally a good time for the living to consider how they’re doing and where they’re heading. I’m not sure I get that context from the pictures here.

  • Mike

    He’s not white! If the family was ok with his last wishes then I think it’s ok if not cool for him to be seen before his burial doning what he loved to do. It beats being seen lying in a coffin! I just might request that I be displyed at the controls of an airplane:)

  • T

    Think it’s kinda cool in a weird sorta way but seriously, can someone please tell me how in the world are they are going to get this young man into his final resting place?

  • http://facebook Maryann

    Death is not meant to be a morbid thing, it is a glorious celebration of this mans life, and if this brought him joy while on Earth then so be it!…who are any of you to judge?Prayers to this mans family, and to all who want to be negative who cares if hes black white purple , hes a human being and he leaves behind a grieving family, stop being narrow minded and ignorant!

  • Dave

    Ok. I am officially creeped-out!

  • Stacy

    I agree with T its cool but how are they going to bury him maybe being creamated?

  • Lou

    This is the ultimate thinking outside the box. Too cool

  • Rodney

    My Uncle’s dying wish? He wanted me to sit on his lap…he was in the electric chair at the time! LOL

  • http://google john taylor

    I wonder if he knows he’s dead??figures he’s brain dead quite a long time ago

  • Dan Calise

    We are all here for a short time and then our turn comes ready or not. The man lived his life good or bad and that is in the hands of a higher power to judge. Its very common for family to show photos of the person deceased with music and etc. This is just one step higher but really no different in that he is gone . If this was his final wish so be it and good for the family in following his last wish.

  • http://Www.legion.org/riders Bill Sloan

    Jimmy Kimmel: “Sandra Bullock thinks this is a marvelous idea.”

  • http://motorcycle.com shan

    Roll on brother!!!

  • honda dude

    hey kon, that is a f41… it just has cheap reproduction plastics on it to make it look like a repsol bike

  • shezza

    This is in Puerto Rico. His uncle bought him the bike .On TV they said they elbalmed him enough where they can still lay him in a coffin afterwards. This funeral home has done similar things before.

  • Vlad

    Homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto.
    Terentius

    (I am a human being, so nothing human is strange to me.)

  • http://www.tomkuhns@blackberry.net Tom Chop

    Why don’t you people get a life and let others grieve in thier own way. Also, by-the-way, who cares if he’s white, black, or purple, or is riding a whatever, he’s riding! Remember that only bikers know why a dog hangs his head out of the window.
    Tom Chop
    ’06 K-9 Big Dog

  • funny walt

    By the position I think he will be buried in a port-a-potty.

  • Ollie

    Speaking as a FDA (Funeral Director Assistant) I am quite impressed by this.
    The family must of respected this mans love for his motorcycle and the life it gave him so much that they honored in death like this.
    A funeral is a celebration of life that once was; not a time to be sad.
    My hat goes off to the Funeral Home and this mans family.

  • Mike

    I am not a bike rider, but you have to admit that this is not only original, but quite impressive. Regardless of how you may personally feel, to each his own. May he rest in peace.

  • Helen

    Most of you ought to be ashamed of yourselves! It’s a tragedy to lose a loved one. I apologize to the family and friends of this guy, for the insensitive and ignorant remarks that have been made. How awesome that they decided to step outside the box and grieve in their own creative way. That’s actually very amazing and unforgetable.

  • atheistlibertariancriminalasshole

    kudos to the family for honoring this man’s wishes and illustrating this very important [to him] aspect of his life. any one who finds this offensive or disrespectful is welcome to look away. funerals are for the living, the family and friends of the deceased. if it makes them happy to see him as he was happiest [i'm presuming] in life, then it is none of our business as strangers to condemn or ridicule them. 10-2 your own business and stay the f#*k out of other people’s!

  • http://yahoo bb king

    Respect the dead.If that’s his happiest time that’s what he should get.Kudos to his family.May he ride in peace to heaven or hell.

  • Erisdaughter Embalmer

    This type of embalming is not anything new. We have seen both Stalin and Evita embalmed using this wax technique or a smiliar technique in the past. No two people are the same and so I ask you why any two funerals should be the same either. We have become very morbid with three days rituals of seeing our loved ones laid out on display in a wodden or metal box as if sleeping. Thier complexions, as you all may have noticed, never quite make them look as if they are living but rather as if they are plastic. I think this is a very respectful way for the family and loved ones to represent who this young man was in his life. It speaks volumes about what he loved and how he lived, maybe even how he died. What is sick and tragic is that he was shot to death at the young age of only 22. Still a baby with much life left to live. Until one lives or grows up in Puerto Rico, one may never truely understand why so many young men and women are dying while trying to out run or out drive such poverty, and make something of themsleves and for thier families. I think this is a wonderful way of showing somebody that you love them. It is one thing to honor a loved ones wishes while they are living, but it is quite another however to continue to honor thier wishes with loyalty and respect,after they have passed. Who knows where we go from here, but I am certain he arrived in style and knowing he was truely loved.

  • Erisdaughter Embalmer

    Dave: No, they did not have to break his bones to lay him out in a coffin. The wax that is used in this embalming technique will keep him flexible for a long period of time.
    It will also stop the decay for a longer period of time as well. There are also several other things that are done to ensure flexibilty and stoppage of drainage as well. The difficult part would be keeping him balanced on his bike for that length of time. This was deffinately not an easy thing to do and I imagine plenty of wire, board and strappings were used for secured positioning as seen by looking at his foot. Brillient time consuming work !!

  • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kerry-propper/1/487/15 PerryMaddo67

    THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jj

    Only us bikers know the feeling of riding a motorcycle. Learning to ride is one of the best things I’ve done in my life. Riding makes me come so alive. It would be an honor to have a funeral like this. Fuck society and its labels. Funerals don’t have to be sad and serious just because all funerals are like that. If the guys love to ride and thats how everyone will remember MY bro. Who cares. This is 2012. We are all going to the same spot after this life. I would throw the bike in the grave too. Live to ride. Ride to leave. And hey don’t take life too seriously. Nobody gets out of it alive. The mortality rate is 100%

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