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Exhaust billows as friends and family give a motorcycle salute after Roger Ready's memorial service Tuesday afternoon in Larimore, N.D.

900 pay tribute to beloved biker

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Tattooed, wind-burned, black-leather-clad bikers wept openly and hugged one another at the funeral for Roger Ready, a brother in several ways to many of the 900 or more people who filled the high school gym here Tuesday.


It was the largest funeral in the history of this city of 1,400, longtime residents said.

The 90-minute service was a celebration and a tribute to a remarkable man who clearly affected many people by the way he lived his life.

Ready died riding.

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