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Title: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Aesop Rock on December 16, 2013, 06:42:42 PM
Brian passed away this morning. Details are sketchy so I'm not going to speculate. I'm in shock, just saw him on Saturday. Awesome and wild dude. I know he was well liked on here, so I figured I'd spread the word. RIP Brian.

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Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: spakky on December 16, 2013, 06:43:37 PM
whoa whoa whoa.. what? really?
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: PabstBlueRibbon on December 16, 2013, 06:46:57 PM
the fuck. Keep us updated man. this sure sucks.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: IKE on December 16, 2013, 06:52:13 PM
Just saw Betcher's post on IG. Bummed. RIP
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: ginger on December 16, 2013, 07:02:49 PM
That sucks and is very unfortunate, he was a decent contributor to the board with more than half a brain. My condolences.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: dude... on December 16, 2013, 07:17:50 PM
woah what the fuck
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: spakky on December 16, 2013, 07:20:54 PM
what the fuck is going on with the world killing so many brians lately? :(
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: BilboBaggins on December 16, 2013, 07:28:31 PM
Whoah this sucks
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Gary on December 16, 2013, 07:35:54 PM
RIP Condolences too friends and Family.  A life cut way too short
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: nwcstn on December 16, 2013, 07:43:13 PM
Damn, RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 16, 2013, 07:52:57 PM
What a shame. I didn't know him personally but I got such an awful feeling when I read the title of this thread.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Alex. on December 16, 2013, 07:54:04 PM
That's so terrible. Way too young.

RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Cole on December 16, 2013, 08:15:57 PM
Definitely hoped that there would be some sort of humour after reading the title. Unfortunately no such luck. Condolences to all those affected.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: torontoflatlander on December 16, 2013, 08:31:51 PM
Not going to make a second post but to at least expand upon what was written knowing the circumstances of what's happened to Brian. It's a terrible loss of someone who for all intents and purposes seemed to be alright on the outside. The BMX community and the Bikeguide community are very close knit and it's always hard to hear something like this happen. I've talked with Brian regarding the industry and bike stuff in general and he always had nothing but great vibes. My condolences to his family and to those he left behind. RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Bink on December 16, 2013, 09:00:07 PM
I hope this is a hoax, but I will eulogize anyway:

I may have argued Brian a time or two about some minuscule bike parts-related bullshit some years back, but I am proud to have exchanged snobby, snarky remarks with a guy who cared enough about bikes to get angry. He loved bikes of all kinds, his posts and treads helped keep this place alive, and, aside from his boot fetish, he seemed like a kind and decent person. I, random guy on an internet forum, will miss you. Farewell, Brian.

I wish your family well.

 
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: TCbmx. on December 16, 2013, 09:02:01 PM
Damn this is sad to hear :/
R.I.P Man.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 16, 2013, 09:02:17 PM
I'm glad he wasn't an unhappy dude. Seemed like he was having a good time for most the time he was posting here. Hope his brother Josh is doing well with his recovery and this.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Alex. on December 16, 2013, 09:59:43 PM
Are there any details at all as to what happened?
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Boomhauer on December 16, 2013, 10:02:23 PM
Wow, that sucks to hear.. R.I.P.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: milhous on December 16, 2013, 10:27:49 PM
I always enjoyed his posts, and he was always willing to help out with questions or even helping me find random parts for projects.

RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: master on December 16, 2013, 10:27:50 PM
Holy shit.

My condolences... he seemed like a really cool and happy guy.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Donald on December 16, 2013, 10:41:21 PM
He was such a good person, always down for a laugh and up for just about anything. He really seemed to mature into an even more awesome guy over the few short years I knew him. I didn't get to see him as often as I'd have liked to, but I always considered him to be a good friend and was looking forward to him being at my wedding next year. His death is a crushing blow to everyone that knew him, however vaguely.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Aesop Rock on December 16, 2013, 10:47:05 PM
Are there any details at all as to what happened?

The details are still not solid and I'd rather not say anything than say something inaccurate.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Sťance on December 16, 2013, 11:00:58 PM
Jesus. Certainly didn't expect to see this on instagram a second ago.


R.I.P. Brian certainly never knew him very well, but he certainly seemed like a decent guy.

As someone else noted, I'm glad to see that at least it always seemed like he had a lot of fun in his life.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Dan on December 16, 2013, 11:56:27 PM
R.I.P.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Rusty on December 17, 2013, 12:35:25 AM
This is tragic news. I am just speechless. Seems like he's been living life to the fullest this past year or so(I'm sure the whole time). My thoughts are with his family. I hope if there was foul play involved his family gets to the bottom of it. Bummed I never got to pedal with him consider he was fairly close to me....

R.I.P. Brian, you will be missed.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: MEAT on December 17, 2013, 12:38:18 AM
Seemed like a good guy, how old is he? Rip...
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: blueee on December 17, 2013, 01:01:03 AM
definatly seemed like a dude who was into whatever he was into... that is if he cared as much about all that other hootinany as he did about bmx. woulda love to gone dick around on some manuel pads with him.

2nd internet person ive known to die :/
rip shako as well
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Danno on December 17, 2013, 01:17:53 AM
Really sad news, I hope everyone on here who new him in real life is holding up and my thoughts are with his family and friends.

Rest in peace.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Tall Opinion on December 17, 2013, 01:26:52 AM
Kind of strange to think that I've never met this dude, yet when I read this thread title it kind of hit me right in my chest. I don't think I ever even talked to him more than a couple of posts yet this is really bumming me out.

Shred in peace Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Alice Glass on December 17, 2013, 01:35:59 AM
We used to bitch at each other via rep comments, I seriously got goosebumps when I read this thread's title :( RIP
Hopefully this is just a hoax
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: _tom_ on December 17, 2013, 01:42:01 AM
Wow, did not expect to see this when I opened up BG this morning, rip.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Mattchu on December 17, 2013, 01:51:19 AM
Didn't know the guy at all, but my condolences to his friends and family. He seemed like a decent person from what I saw on the forum. Rest in peace dude.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Allah on December 17, 2013, 02:06:44 AM
Awful news.

RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Dr. Lucien Sanchez on December 17, 2013, 02:21:24 AM
That is sad, he seemed pretty cool! R.I.P
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on December 17, 2013, 03:13:40 AM
Fuck, for a moment I thought someone had re-named the Brian Histand thread for a joke.

Awful news to hear, especially over the holidays. Brian was a cool guy.

RIP
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: slvtn on December 17, 2013, 03:40:35 AM
I though this was gonna be a joke... and just right before Christmas.

I didn't know Brian personally, but it seemed like he loved life and everything about bikes and riding.
RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: hugh. on December 17, 2013, 04:03:13 AM
Damn I was only just talking to him regarding that sissy bar bike rack for his Harley. He seemed like a fun loving dude. RIP Brian
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Kinchy on December 17, 2013, 06:07:06 AM
Truly sad news. RIP
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Finn the Human on December 17, 2013, 06:09:19 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this. I didn't really have a lot to do with him on here but he seemed like he was always just doing his own thing and having fun. I hope the guys on here who knew him personally are holding up okay. It really seems sudden.

RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Ruben Josť on December 17, 2013, 07:51:24 AM
That's a bummer for sure, Sad day for BG! RIP Brian!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: sokoloka on December 17, 2013, 08:02:22 AM
Absolutely can't believe it.  Seems like just yesterday we were at Pizza Port shooting the breeze and planning to do all sorts of awesome stuff this winter.

Didn't get to hang out with Brian as much as I wanted for living so closely to each other, but from the moment we randomly met in person at a local Taco Bell (recognized me by my Empire BMX shirt) I considered him a good friend and one of the nicest guys I've ever met.  We were planning on doing a double dinner date with our ladies a few weeks back.. Unfortunately work got in the way and my schedule changed.  Never got a chance to reschedule.  Crazy how life can change in an instant.

Really sorry to hear this.  Prayers for both him and his family.  I know it's still early - have any services been arranged?

RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: dstrctn on December 17, 2013, 08:28:31 AM
I can't believe this... I was really hoping it was a joke just reading the title.
Just a few months ago he was selling me his pedals just so I didn't have to bother with an EP program.

Seemed like an awesome guy even if I never really met him. RIP man.

Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 17, 2013, 08:35:11 AM
Seemed like a good guy, how old is he? Rip...
Only 23 according to his profile
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: wartree on December 17, 2013, 09:21:44 AM
woah, i only knew him from these boards, but the name was familiar.
I felt a bit weak at the knees when i read this.
My condolences to the family.
May he rest.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Sebastian on December 17, 2013, 09:42:33 AM
I'm in total disbelief.  Really, really terrible news.  I didn't know him outside of BG, but as everyone else has said, he seemed like a really decent, friendly human being.

Rest in peace, Brian.  My thoughts are with your family and friends.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: paranoidmexican on December 17, 2013, 10:41:21 AM
I sent him a present last year for secret santa, and his bikes were always sick...shocked and saddened. RIP Brian, shred the ramps up in the sky. My condolences to his friends and family. :(
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Gnariman on December 17, 2013, 11:23:10 AM
Wow, way too early.

R.I.P. Brian Itzania

Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Jens M on December 17, 2013, 11:26:05 AM
Rest in peace.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: BonerhasBent on December 17, 2013, 11:36:11 AM
What up everyone. Just wana shed some light on the subject.

Brian and I were extremely close friends as well as co-workers at Haro. Iíve know Brian for about 10 years through riding bikes. And what happened yesterday was a shot out of left fucking field. When I arrived at work yesterday and realized Brian wasnít there, I gave our other co-worker a call; his partner down in the warranty department (who had the day off) to see if he knows where Brian was. Brian usually shows up early to work so this was kinda weird since he didnít let anyone know he was gona be late. Long story short, calls were made and eventually later in the afternoon Brian was found. Brian decided to take his own life yesterday which is still a complete shock to everyone who knew Brian on a personal level. Like I said Iíve known Brian and his brother Josh for about 10 years as well as working closely with Brian at Haro for the last 2 years. Iím seriously still in disbelief that this happened.

Me and a bunch of close friends as well as friends in the bicycle industry are going to be putting some sort of benefit jam on for Brian and his family. Details on this are very vague as of right now but something will happen.

-Kellen
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: firebikesmullets on December 17, 2013, 11:43:25 AM
Damn ;_;
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on December 17, 2013, 11:49:01 AM
Damn. Never met him, but reading this shook me up a bit. Brian always seemed like an awesome guy from his posts on here. 23 is way too young to go. RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: andreas on December 17, 2013, 12:08:52 PM
I honestly can't even believe this. I've not really ever spoken to Brian aside from a trade many moons ago but I've always had tons of respect for him and really looked up to him. This is really terrible. My best wishes go to his family and friends. Rest in peace Brian, you were a good man.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Alex. on December 17, 2013, 12:37:50 PM
Man, that's so sad. I was really hoping it wasn't a suicide. It's shocking.

I didn't know the dude personally, but he always seemed pretty level headed, positive and happy on here. I can't help but wonder what drove him to do it or put him in that dark state of mind... I wonder if he was under the influence of something or if he just had some underlying issues he never shared with anyone. I really don't mean any disrespect by it, that's just how my brain works I guess.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: BilboBaggins on December 17, 2013, 12:39:49 PM
That was the last thing I was expecting to hear. He was always doing something cool
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: hugh. on December 17, 2013, 12:55:54 PM
Yeah he seamed to be pretty motivated in life. A good job, always out doing something cool like shooting guns or riding motorcycles, had a beautiful girlfriend, built some cool SXCC bikes. He was even building a bike rack for his motorcycle and showing it off on here. Tragic.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on December 17, 2013, 01:02:17 PM
Fucks sake, far too young.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: spakky on December 17, 2013, 01:03:04 PM
i'm with hugh here.. he seemed to be having a good time with life, or at least it looked like it from our POV. can't even imagine what made him want to take his own life..

Rest in Paradise Brian. my deepest condolences to your family and friends
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: Bunky on December 17, 2013, 01:05:56 PM
Wow, a pretty big bummer to hear the details.  You never know what's going on inside someone's head and what their life is like.

The world can be a pretty messed up place and if you lose site of the beauty in it, you can fall into a deep hole and feel like there are no options to get some happiness back. 
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: master on December 17, 2013, 01:54:10 PM
Damn. Don't even know what to say now... I just feel horrible that he felt down enough to end his life.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Sasha on December 17, 2013, 02:58:55 PM
This sucks. I'll miss the guy, even if he was only that guy from the internet.

I hope you found peace, Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: ABCD on December 17, 2013, 04:30:13 PM
Fuck, always looked forward to his posts of what rad bike he had brought.  RIP
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: G on December 17, 2013, 04:38:32 PM
Damn shame all round. RIP

:(
G.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Bristow on December 17, 2013, 05:01:10 PM
Man, this is shocking news. Thoughts are with his family, friends and his girlfriend.

Although not knowing him personally, we chatted many a time about the awesomeness of pedal/crank grinds. He always seemed like he was out and about, having fun on two wheels and involved in all sorts of cool projects, this is a great shame.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: skateparkrider on December 17, 2013, 05:01:51 PM
I got some beer and hash from him in my secret santa from last year.  Along with a plethora of other bad ass items. 

RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: CMB on December 17, 2013, 05:49:30 PM
Ride BMX has a nice video edited by one of his friends. Dude was a shredder. RIP :(
http://bmx.transworld.net/1000185929/videos/rest-peace-brian-itzaina/
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: dude... on December 17, 2013, 05:59:16 PM
man now the circumstances have been revealed that is really upsetting. he always seemed super positive on here
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Joram on December 17, 2013, 06:01:36 PM
Wow, it's weird how shocked I am over a dude on a forum I mostly lurk on, but Brian always seemed one of the nicest dudes on here.
I'm at a loss for words.
R.I.P. Brian, I'll miss your posts about nice bikes and fancy boots. And of course my best condoleances to his friends and family.
I hope you find the peace you were looking for and deserve.
:(
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: D-J-S on December 17, 2013, 06:11:43 PM
always seemed like one of the most happy-go-lucky types on here. always considered him a valuable member of the forum and a cool guy. this is really awful. RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: joelite44 on December 17, 2013, 06:59:50 PM
i have tried to recall some  of the posts done by him but i just cant remember.
its cool to see people coming together to wish the best for him, and i hope this helps us crowd some how to remove all the salty bitter bits to make this place a little less nazibmxguide.org and we could see some cool people come through just like Brian.

hope everything is fine with his family and friends, just wish for them to have peace as well for Brian. rip dude. 
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: condrbkr on December 17, 2013, 07:08:36 PM
RIP. Condolences to his brother and the rest of his family.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 17, 2013, 07:23:49 PM
man now the circumstances have been revealed that is really upsetting. he always seemed super positive on here

For sure. Just by reading through his posts there was no indication that he was anything other than psyched about whatever he commented on. It's a real bummer.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzania
Post by: joe p. on December 17, 2013, 07:39:56 PM
What up everyone. Just wana shed some light on the subject.

Brian and I were extremely close friends as well as co-workers at Haro. Iíve know Brian for about 10 years through riding bikes. And what happened yesterday was a shot out of left fucking field. When I arrived at work yesterday and realized Brian wasnít there, I gave our other co-worker a call; his partner down in the warranty department (who had the day off) to see if he knows where Brian was. Brian usually shows up early to work so this was kinda weird since he didnít let anyone know he was gona be late. Long story short, calls were made and eventually later in the afternoon Brian was found. Brian decided to take his own life yesterday which is still a complete shock to everyone who knew Brian on a personal level. Like I said Iíve known Brian and his brother Josh for about 10 years as well as working closely with Brian at Haro for the last 2 years. Iím seriously still in disbelief that this happened.

Me and a bunch of close friends as well as friends in the bicycle industry are going to be putting some sort of benefit jam on for Brian and his family. Details on this are very vague as of right now but something will happen.

-Kellen

Not even ashamed to admit I teared up a bit reading this. Never met the dude, but the way he presented himself on here and the way it all ended for him is giving me a really weird feeling. I think it's easy to forget that behind the Internet personas there's a real fucking person. I've never really experienced anything like this before. I'm shocked really, both at what happened and with what I'm feeling.

For what it's worth, this random dude a thousand miles away is offering his condolences. Fuck man. Just fuck.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Alex. on December 17, 2013, 07:52:04 PM
What up everyone. Just wana shed some light on the subject.

Brian and I were extremely close friends as well as co-workers at Haro. Iíve know Brian for about 10 years through riding bikes. And what happened yesterday was a shot out of left fucking field. When I arrived at work yesterday and realized Brian wasnít there, I gave our other co-worker a call; his partner down in the warranty department (who had the day off) to see if he knows where Brian was. Brian usually shows up early to work so this was kinda weird since he didnít let anyone know he was gona be late. Long story short, calls were made and eventually later in the afternoon Brian was found. Brian decided to take his own life yesterday which is still a complete shock to everyone who knew Brian on a personal level. Like I said Iíve known Brian and his brother Josh for about 10 years as well as working closely with Brian at Haro for the last 2 years. Iím seriously still in disbelief that this happened.

Me and a bunch of close friends as well as friends in the bicycle industry are going to be putting some sort of benefit jam on for Brian and his family. Details on this are very vague as of right now but something will happen.

-Kellen

Not even ashamed to admit I teared up a bit reading this. Never met the dude, but the way he presented himself on here and the way it all ended for him is giving me a really weird feeling. I think it's easy to forget that behind the Internet personas there's a real fucking person. I've never really experienced anything like this before. I'm shocked really, both at what happened and with what I'm feeling.

For what it's worth, this random dude a thousand miles away is offering his condolences. Fuck man. Just fuck.

Too true, man. Too true... I had to cut the video of him short because I didn't want to tear up.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: dude... on December 17, 2013, 08:11:07 PM
man now the circumstances have been revealed that is really upsetting. he always seemed super positive on here

For sure. Just by reading through his posts there was no indication that he was anything other than psyched about whatever he commented on. It's a real bummer.
i thought it might been a crash on one of his bikes/motorbikes, he always seemed so hyped on life. at least he made the most the time he had
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on December 17, 2013, 08:23:45 PM
definitely unfortunate, seemed like a solid dude.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: bouncehouse420 on December 17, 2013, 09:03:35 PM
man now the circumstances have been revealed that is really upsetting. he always seemed super positive on here

For sure. Just by reading through his posts there was no indication that he was anything other than psyched about whatever he commented on. It's a real bummer.
i thought it might been a crash on one of his bikes/motorbikes, he always seemed so hyped on life. at least he made the most the time he had

Motorcycle accident was my thought initially too. I didn't know him personally but he seemed like a good dude.reading this really bummed me out we were supposed to meet up soon to ride. Hope he found
 Peace from whatever drove him to take his life. RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: spakky on December 17, 2013, 09:43:14 PM
i was reading his girlfriends(wife?) facebook page and i couldn't help but cry. she's handling it so tough, i feel so sorry for her.. can't even imagine having someone that close to you just disappear like that..
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: joe p. on December 17, 2013, 09:49:25 PM
Yeah, I googled him and came across his girlfriend's Facebook page from a comment she posted on the RideBMX site. She said something about losing the guy she wanted to have children with and I almost lost it. This shit is too real for a fucking website about BMX bikes.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Hman on December 17, 2013, 10:12:55 PM
Oh man....such a bummer that a young life is cut short. I've been mainly a lurker here since 2005 but I remember seeing Brian's posts here and there throughout his time on the board. It really brings to heart that each of us is unique and are in our own set of circumstances, but BMX somehow brought us all together here on this forum. I hope his friends and family can somehow find peace.

I liked his signature. It made me smile when I would see it.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: josiethebeast on December 17, 2013, 10:36:09 PM
Just saw this on the ride site and knew i recognized the name, sucks i was right!

Ride In Peace Brian

 
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Tooth Paste on December 17, 2013, 11:25:26 PM
I haven't logged onto this site in a good amount of time (I used to be Kaar Trijj). Saw the thread posted on Dick's facebook.

Sucks losing people who were a part of the BMX world, but it's even worse when he's part of the BG family.

Rip :(
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: dellian. on December 18, 2013, 01:23:18 AM
man that is rough.


RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BrokenEnglish on December 18, 2013, 02:00:59 AM
Man. That shit hits hard. He may have just been a random dude on the internet that I'd never have the chance of meeting, but still. Fuck. He seemed like he was living life to the fullest. Can't believe things ended the way they did.

R.I.P. Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Zoidberg on December 18, 2013, 06:02:51 AM
i thought this was the brian histand thingy so only just bothered to check it.

fucking horrific. poor dude.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: attactrl on December 18, 2013, 09:33:51 AM
I gotta say, this sucks. I bought a complete Sunday from him when my bike was stolen a could years back, he hooked it up and made sure I was happy. He was such a great guy on here too.

RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Brooklynrider on December 18, 2013, 11:17:51 AM
It seems that the best die young. I also didn't know him too well but judging by his posts, he seemed like an awesome dude.
RIP Brian
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: paulie on December 18, 2013, 01:47:30 PM
awful news, my condolences.

always seemed like a decent sort when he posted on here, hope his friends and family are doing ok.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Trail-Boss on December 18, 2013, 03:18:05 PM
I rarely come on here anymore and I've know of this since yesterday but I had to say rest in peace.

I was just texting him the other day about the workbenches that we built and some other stuff and this is really just a huge horrible surprise as he seemed to be just as happy as he has ever been since I had met him a bit over 3 years ago. We had many a good time together and he stayed at my old apartment a few times. Going to miss him without a  doubt.

This picture is old but has many BG members in it. Brian Humping me, Couch, Donald, Corey, CarlsbadMike, HoshPosh, Black Josh... Good times!

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/155260_471142908590_7633517_n.jpg?lvh=1)

All crack a beer for Brian!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Hank Chinaski on December 18, 2013, 04:16:31 PM
If there's a service or anything for him you guys are welcome to come stay with me Ethan.

RIP Brian. I only met you a couple times but you were kind to me and we had some laughs. Wish we had hung out more often.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kinchy on December 18, 2013, 05:33:53 PM
I was just texting him the other day about the workbenches that we built and some other stuff and this is really just a huge horrible surprise as he seemed to be just as happy as he has ever been since I had met him

My friends Dad took his own life a few years ago, I remember seeing him at his daughters 21st maybe a week or less beforehand, happy as can be. For him it was bi-polar, I've no idea on Brians situation but things can turn fast when you don't feel good inside.

I've clicked this thread a number of times now and I still find it hard to read.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Spunk Nautical on December 18, 2013, 08:29:17 PM
Couldn't believe the thread title when i saw it. Never had too much interaction with the dude on here except in the fixed gear thread(think i gave him shit for his boots at some point as well) but yeah, it definitely hit me in some way when i saw. never said it but always respected the fuck out of the dude for putting 110% into everything he was into whether it was building some of the sickest bikes i've ever seen, motorcycles, guns or even stupid boots. dude seemed to be having a fucking rad time all the time so that makes it even more of a shock i guess. RIP Brian and condolences to friends and family.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Louis on December 18, 2013, 09:57:42 PM
...

I don't understand... & I don't expect to.

Rest in peace
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 18, 2013, 10:27:07 PM
I'm still half expecting this to be an elaborate prank.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: brenden. on December 19, 2013, 02:49:40 AM
strange how sad it feels having never met him and only picking up shreds of who he was through his offerings to this forum. seemed like a stand up and likable guy. he was on top of the hiking boot game, that's for sure. not to sound out of place but i can't help but think maybe he would've reached out to the community here if we weren't such trolls. condolences to his friends, girlfriend, and family. gone too soon.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Professor Horatio Hufnagel on December 19, 2013, 06:08:53 AM
Just got back from a few-week MFBS hiatus and the first thread I read is a total bummer. My sense of humour, opinions, riding & bike aren't to everyone's taste but itzaina always had positive rep & an encouraging rep comment for me to the point where he was the most frequent name on the rep report for this account
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: CHROME_RIMS_YO on December 19, 2013, 09:23:17 AM
if anyone reading this is also in a dark state of mind please talk about it to a loved one, friend, someone you trust. if you'd rather talk to someone anonymous here's a couple easy to remember suicide hotlines: 1 800 SUICIDE, 1 800 273 TALK. there's also this link of hotlines by state/country: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html (http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html).

it's never worth it, especially if you're young. so much time for things to change. not a day goes by that i don't regret the suicide attempts i made, and think about the effects it had on my family and friends. even if you think nobody cares, i guarantee there will still be someone who cares about you wondering why you didn't just come to them for help. and if you're thinking "i'll show them, teach them a lesson" you won't be teaching anyone a lesson.

pedal grind in peace brian, i'm not judging what you did since i've been there myself. i just wish you'd given it some time and let someone in on what you were going through.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BonerhasBent on December 19, 2013, 10:55:20 AM
Brian's BG tattoo! I couldn't believe he actually got this when i saw it. Classic shit!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/11452738593_8fb248ce0d.jpg)
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on December 19, 2013, 10:58:31 AM
Hahaha that is amazing, can't believe I've not seen it before.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: hugh. on December 19, 2013, 10:59:03 AM
Thats real!?!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BonerhasBent on December 19, 2013, 11:12:22 AM
Thats real!?!

Yup, it sure is. I believe he got it over two years ago haha, good shit!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: master on December 19, 2013, 01:29:38 PM
Brian's BG tattoo! I couldn't believe he actually got this when i saw it. Classic shit!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/11452738593_8fb248ce0d.jpg)

I had forgotten about this... he really did love this forum and always stuck around even with the changes and BS that took place.

Stickied this thread for Brian. We'll all miss him.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Zoidberg on December 19, 2013, 03:10:52 PM
Bring the rep system back in Brian's honour/ memory.

Make it so!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: couch on December 19, 2013, 03:15:29 PM
Such a bummer. I had talked to him maybe a week before this happened and he was as happy as can be. We planned to grab pizza, go ride, go shoot... the usual when we would hang out so hearing this fucked me up pretty bad. I've lost a lot of older family members in recent years but I can't recall ever losing a friend, especially this young and this way. It hit me way different than losing family, can't really explain it. Brian was always happy when I saw him or talked to him, never seemed to let anything get to him. He put me in contact with a lot of people I do business with now and I will always appreciate that, but more importantly I appreciated him as a friend. Although we lived a hundred miles apart, and only saw eachother once every few months, he was a solid dude and I'm glad I got to spend time with him.

Shred In Peace, Brotha!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Joram on December 19, 2013, 03:27:48 PM
Hey man, isn't it possible to make a header on the board with the picture of Brian's tattoo? I think it would be a great way to remember him.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: 14thStbikes on December 19, 2013, 04:41:06 PM
Long time lurker and very infrequent poster. Like many have already said, Brian was one of the few guys with kind words in the rep page. Best wishes for him and all of his loved ones.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: slvtn on December 20, 2013, 05:29:44 AM
Hey man, isn't it possible to make a header on the board with the picture of Brian's tattoo? I think it would be a great way to remember him.

That's a good idea. I mean, we hardly agree on anything here and sadly it's this thread that is an exception. Bikeguide should honour Brian in a way like he did with that tattoo.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: TeeMorrison on December 20, 2013, 05:39:24 AM
I've just come on here and read this thread, and to say I'm shocked is an understatement. R.I.P. Brian, he always seemed like a decent guy from his posts and the few times I spoke to him.

I hope his family and friends manage at this dark time.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: nitromors on December 20, 2013, 08:14:38 AM
Gutted,
my sincere condolences,
Rest In Peace brother,

Joe.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: dellian. on December 20, 2013, 12:33:50 PM
Hey man, isn't it possible to make a header on the board with the picture of Brian's tattoo? I think it would be a great way to remember him.

That's a good idea. I mean, we hardly agree on anything here and sadly it's this thread that is an exception. Bikeguide should honour Brian in a way like he did with that tattoo.

i like this idea also. would be nice to keep him here in spirit!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: master on December 20, 2013, 12:42:07 PM
I'll bug Kurt for the banner idea. He's the only one that can make it happen...
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kinchy on December 20, 2013, 12:48:09 PM
Get rid of that dated blue bike at the top and stick Brians fingers up there. Even if only temporary, I think its a fitting tribute
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 20, 2013, 04:29:50 PM
I support that motion.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BonerhasBent on December 20, 2013, 04:39:43 PM
Amen!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: hugh. on December 20, 2013, 05:25:58 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: eoin. on December 20, 2013, 05:29:47 PM
Indeed.

Rather sobering thread. Didn't expect to see this on my first visit in a while.

Rest in Peace, Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: yacqueli on December 20, 2013, 06:08:34 PM
Rest in power you goofy fuck. I'll be seeing you in that big skate park in the sky!

-ILVMYBICYCLE

Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: badlight on December 21, 2013, 12:01:23 AM
I will make some type of graphic or something if it gets bannered. Dude was alright, you know?
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Illinoisbmx on December 22, 2013, 10:55:42 AM
R.I.P., didn't know him at all but he seemed to be one of the better ones out there.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: hugh. on December 22, 2013, 01:58:03 PM
If you highlight the logo in the top right hand corner theres alot of empty space beside it thats just black. A nice little memorial would fit well there. 
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: hugh. on December 22, 2013, 01:58:19 PM
Top left hand corner I mean.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: laloest33 on December 23, 2013, 09:30:07 AM
Damn, I am sorry to hear this.  I didn't know Brian personally but always enjoyed his posts.  I hope he found his peace.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: RAILS! on December 23, 2013, 09:48:19 AM
Terrible, terrible news. Only ever saw his posts and still feeling teary...

RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kurt Hohberger on December 24, 2013, 09:11:44 AM
Hey man, isn't it possible to make a header on the board with the picture of Brian's tattoo? I think it would be a great way to remember him.

That's a good idea. I mean, we hardly agree on anything here and sadly it's this thread that is an exception. Bikeguide should honour Brian in a way like he did with that tattoo.

i like this idea also. would be nice to keep him here in spirit!

On it now! Apologies for the delay. I'm going to get Sheep to bring back rep points too.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kurt Hohberger on December 24, 2013, 09:14:11 AM
I'll bug Kurt for the banner idea. He's the only one that can make it happen...

I can only change out the ad spot up top here, but I'll put together something.

Edit: There's a banner that is in the rotation for Brian now.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: hugh. on December 24, 2013, 11:39:43 AM
Hey man, isn't it possible to make a header on the board with the picture of Brian's tattoo? I think it would be a great way to remember him.

That's a good idea. I mean, we hardly agree on anything here and sadly it's this thread that is an exception. Bikeguide should honour Brian in a way like he did with that tattoo.

i like this idea also. would be nice to keep him here in spirit!

On it now! Apologies for the delay. I'm going to get Sheep to bring back rep points too.

:)
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Cole on December 24, 2013, 04:23:07 PM
I'll bug Kurt for the banner idea. He's the only one that can make it happen...

I can only change out the ad spot up top here, but I'll put together something.

Edit: There's a banner that is in the rotation for Brian now.

Thanks a lot Kurt. Although it's not all that big of a deal, but for a dude like Brian, I'm glad to see something done for him.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: bmxrado on December 24, 2013, 04:30:20 PM
Oh, DAMN!!

Had huge respect for Brian on here.
Never met the guy, see it as unfortunate that i didn't, however RIP dude.

I don't think any of us here will forget your legend left behind!
RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kinchy on December 24, 2013, 05:19:03 PM
Quite a few of us use ad block....

Can you not ask sheep while you are on the rep subject?
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Prodigal Son on December 25, 2013, 01:37:38 AM
Good job Kurt.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kurt Hohberger on December 25, 2013, 07:24:14 AM
Quite a few of us use ad block....

Can you not ask sheep while you are on the rep subject?

I can't do the rep stuff. I literally can change the ad spot up top and that's really all I can do to the physical site. I sent him a message yesterday, but with the holidays it might be a minute before I hear back.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kinchy on December 25, 2013, 08:03:53 AM
but with the holidays it might be a minute before I hear back.

http://www.bikeguide.org/forum/index.php/topic,218474.0.html
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Tiger Lily on December 25, 2013, 06:07:40 PM
Brian was a really nice guy and a good dude all around, at least from what I could tell.

I had the pleasure of meeting him once or twice, briefly, and he was always stoked. He even bought a painting of mine for his girlfriend at one point, which I thought was sweet. Hope she is doing alright.

Hope his consciousness is still out there and people remember him well (which seems to be the case based on this thread).
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Finn the Human on December 25, 2013, 06:29:05 PM
I realise that I only barely interacted with him on a BMX forum but I really can't believe that he's gone. Enough of his life was visible on here, guns, bikes, gf and now it's just gone. He's just no longer here.

I fully support changing the logo in Brian's honour. Even perhaps including his rep fingers permanently into the logo.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: PabstBlueRibbon on December 26, 2013, 01:45:10 PM
Just saw Brian's Banner on top of the page. Pretty damn sweet.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kurt Hohberger on December 26, 2013, 06:26:24 PM
but with the holidays it might be a minute before I hear back.

http://www.bikeguide.org/forum/index.php/topic,218474.0.html

.... Damnit. You win.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Hmph on December 28, 2013, 01:22:43 PM
this thread and the entire situation is the epitome of sadness.

R.I.P Brian Itzaina
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Hmph on December 30, 2013, 10:21:41 PM
Just browsing through his postsÖ


 :-[
I remember when bikeguide.org was a meeting place.
Many users became friends to me whether we had/have met or not.
There was a time whenever someone posted after a vacation or power outage everyone mentioned missing their company.

I have met so many great people, connected with old friends and acquaintances, fuck fat chicks, drank watermellons of booze, shit, fucked and puked on whatever I could, drank till cuffed on the curb and rode the fuck out of many skateparks, and broke some fucking bones because of the great years of bike guide.

I make trips out to see my homies as often as I can even if its only for lunch and some beers.
Bottom line is bikeguide created a whole new level of family for me and I hope it can make a comeback and do the same for some of you newcomer who only know of this place as another place to post a fucking bikecheck to grab a boner off of.

This is on me forever yet green boxes are gone forever...(cmon sheep)
If this photo doesn't warm your heart then look away and ponder.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/9289972866_4d6a761b79_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/somuchforsale/9289972866/)
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: a.k. on December 31, 2013, 05:54:57 AM
Amen to that, RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: RAILS! on December 31, 2013, 08:12:57 AM
How can we NOT have rep back after reading that...it's clear to me that we must re-instate the green/red box system immediately.


...Sheep?!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: PabstBlueRibbon on December 31, 2013, 03:33:49 PM
So with all the fuck ups on the "New" site. I think we need to help support Alex and start our own Blue Site





Of course with Hookers and Booze
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Mychaylo on January 01, 2014, 11:05:23 AM
Blackjack, hookers and booze?
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: hugh. on January 01, 2014, 11:10:13 AM
I can supply the booze
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Aesop Rock on January 01, 2014, 08:12:01 PM
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1495503_10202724492661891_1175761797_n.jpg)
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: PabstBlueRibbon on January 02, 2014, 01:51:02 AM
I think Brian would want full frontal on the new site as well.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: master on January 02, 2014, 10:56:49 AM
I think Brian would want full frontal on the new site as well.

If Alex owns the site, and with us as mods, you can bet your ass that we'll allow it.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Finn the Human on January 02, 2014, 11:29:34 AM
I think Brian would want full frontal on the new site as well.

WWBD?
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: getzfafive on January 02, 2014, 12:58:59 PM
Just saw this post for the first time today.  RIP Brian, we never met, but I always enjoyed your posts here on BG and all your builds were sick.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Boomhauer on January 03, 2014, 01:19:37 PM
Rep power tat through a whiskey glass..

Fucking prime.

This really sucks, Brian was one of the best members of the board.. wish I had met him when I lived in Southern California.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: nitromors on January 03, 2014, 03:36:38 PM
Awful news,

gutted,

R.I.P Brian,
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: HOSHPOSH on January 04, 2014, 11:33:19 PM
Whats up guys. This is Josh, Brian's brother. I originally got him into Bikeguide back when I used to be super active on the forums. College and work got me away from coming home to Bikeguide a few years ago and since then I have only lurked here and there. I am sure many of you are seeking closure, just as I am in everything that has happened. You know the thing about Brian is he would go hard on everything. I started riding BMX when he was still a sponsored skater. About six months in, he got a bike. Next thing you knew, two weeks later he had surpassed me and was doing tech shit while I was still on the fundamentals. then he got into a shop. the he ran the shop for pennies in the background, and made his way to work at Haro finally. He drank hard, he rode hard, he lived hard, and still always had time to have a smile on his face no matter what bone was broken or what shit had been going wrong in his life. The last few years he has made so many good choices in his life. His long time nickname of "Hesh" was starting to wear off a bit. He wore nice shirts, and got his motorcycle. Settled down with his girlfriend and became the provider of a small family, but still a family. He was mending deep wounds with my father. He was becoming a true responsible adult. The thing that tears me up, as many of you might remember, is that he got me through 3 1/2 years of Chemotherapy from aggressive Leukemia. He was always there for me while I was down and on the verge of death, holding on by a smile. During that time he was more than just my older brother, but my Best Friend. During all of my chemo he helped me build the raddest Randy Brown build from bikeguide sales in the trans red with twombolts, odyssey races, profile wheels, and my favorite a chrome challenger just to keep me looking forward in life and to get stoked on living again. Brian had been on some medications. I was not aware of them, but they were revealed to me by our mom recently. They were making him physically sick, but helping him with life mentally. He was really trying to balance out the dosage and figure out the right medication. Not saying he had any disorders or depression, life can get to everyone. The main thing about these medications, as some of you might know, is that you cannot stop cold turkey. You can experience deep depression and suicidal thoughts very rapidly, which is not like my brother. Brian always knew best, even if it was not the right way. You couldn't convince him otherwise. So when it came to taking advice from a doctor on quitting medications, he was not really avidly listening. Not saying that this is the reasoning for the events that happened, but it only takes one line to connect two dots. He has touched so many lives, seamlessly without effort, by just being himself. He will be missed, remembered, forgotten by some, but shit that's life. After the last few weeks, with everything that has played out, the best way to describe myself is numb. Not because I want to be, but because I just am. My emotions only have gotten the best of me once, driving his motorcycle home from the side of the road that day where he took his life, trying to fathom what was going through his mind on his drive out there. We are having a traditional service on the Friday Jan. 17th at 1pm in Escondido at Emanuel Faith Community Church that all friends are welcome to. Since I work at the Escondido skatepark, we are also organizing a Ride For Brian BMX Jam that following Sunday for the 19th. Details are still shady, and I am getting it all sorted out on Tuesday when I come into work. I'll will let everyone know what is up when I find out. With all this being said, thanks for the condolences from everyone, and I hope you can seek some sort of closure from this. Ride on Bro!
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk103/killamanjosho/24823_439733279568_1217305_n_zps6da4fe49.jpg)
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: master on January 04, 2014, 11:50:29 PM
Josh- I'm so sorry for your loss, and thank you for taking the time to share with us.

Brian has been in my thoughts for the last few weeks... I really wish I could attend his service to pay my respects. He was a great guy.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Alex. on January 05, 2014, 12:05:03 AM
Thanks for the reply Josh. Hang in there bud!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Joram on January 05, 2014, 04:02:25 AM
Whoa man, thanks for sharing and explaining some stuff for us.
Hang in there.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: hugh. on January 05, 2014, 10:21:26 AM
Brian has been in my thoughts for the last few weeks... I really wish I could attend his service to pay my respects. He was a great guy.

Like wise.

Thanks for the post Josh. My thoughts are with you, your family and friends.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on January 05, 2014, 10:55:47 AM
That made me tear up a little bit. Rip. Green squares for life.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Cole on January 05, 2014, 11:13:47 AM
Josh, thanks dude. Cleared up a lot I'm sure for all of us on here. Deepest condolences dude, hope you and your family are doing alright.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: _tom_ on January 05, 2014, 11:25:53 AM
Welling up a bit reading that Josh but thanks for posting and I hope you/your family can get through this as best as possible.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Sebastian on January 05, 2014, 02:38:44 PM
Josh, thanks for posting that, and I'm so sorry for your loss.  Keep your head up and try to stay positive.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Ruben Josť on January 05, 2014, 04:13:05 PM
 Hope you're doing good in this complicated moment Josh, wish you the best. Stay strong man.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: torontoflatlander on January 05, 2014, 04:29:49 PM
Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. Stay strong and all the best to you Josh and the family.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: PabstBlueRibbon on January 05, 2014, 05:50:51 PM
Such an eye opener. I guess I'll start listening to the doctor about stopping cold turkey on medicine. Amazing how just stopping them can take you to a very dark place when you feel A-OK. There has been several times I have gone cold turkey and felt like shit again. I am sorry about Brian and wish he could have talked to us more. We lost a good man way to early.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Elston Gunn on January 05, 2014, 07:51:13 PM
I haven't said anything about this at all, but I haven't stopped thinking about him since I first read what happened. I, like so many others, only communicated with him here on this forum, but came away from those interactions feeling like he was such a great person. My heart breaks for everyone who was close to him.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: HOSHPOSH on January 07, 2014, 09:36:42 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I know this does not apply to all, but if you guys
 have a way and feel like you want to come have one big shred for Brian.... seriously
all are welcome. If you do not feel it is not your place still come. Ill be taking the cobwebs
off the bmx to ride and have a good time.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk103/killamanjosho/1560495_10152596864354569_1083289925_n_zps53d45185.jpg) (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/killamanjosho/media/1560495_10152596864354569_1083289925_n_zps53d45185.jpg.html)

Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: milhous on January 07, 2014, 10:57:39 PM
I wish I lived even remotely close to California so I could attend the Celebration of Life.

Glad to see you on here again HOSHPOSH, and I am glad you are staying strong!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Rusty on January 08, 2014, 11:51:00 AM
Josh I hope you and your family are holding on OK. I will try my best to make it out to that jam. Wish I could have crossed paths with Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: peggiesmalls on January 10, 2014, 04:23:47 PM
Its just amazing how strong and thoughtful the bmx community is.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Panda-san on January 13, 2014, 11:38:46 PM
i didnt know him personally but i bought stuff from his part outs in the past and we exchanged a lot of pm's i havent been on here in a while as soon as i seen it i clicked to see what happened im sorry for your loss bro my regards to you and your family
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: RidingBMX on January 14, 2014, 12:36:38 PM
Damn.  RIP Brian.  First time on bg for a while, and just saw this thread. 

I actually met Brian a couple of times a few years ago when I used to ride: once at a cult bbq/jam in La Habara, CA, and another time or two when I happened to run into him at the skatepark a couple times.  He was super chill when I awkwardly came up to him and told him I recognized him from bikeguide haha.

Also,  HoshPosh, I'm sorry about your loss dude.  You sound way stronger with handling everything then I would ever be.  I remember I would always get so stoked when you guys would post pictures of your bikes next to your minitrucks.

I don't post a whole lot, but I have been around long enough to come to appreciate Brian's contributions to this forum.  It actually made me really sad when I read the title of this thread, even though I don't even know Brian
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BonerhasBent on January 20, 2014, 05:55:15 PM
Yesterday was Brian's jam at the Escondido skatepark! Had a fucking blast, if you didn't make it you missed ouutttttss! Everyone was in great spirit and the weather was absolutely awesome!
Everyone was able to write something for Brian on some Red/White/Blue balloons and everyone let them go for Brian at the same time. An awesome site to see!

Ride In Peace Pickles!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/12059059905_70d73fe146.jpg)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/12059057915_a05525e55b.jpg)
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/12059344233_121ed8a648.jpg)
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Kinchy on January 20, 2014, 05:58:29 PM
Awesome.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Hmph on January 20, 2014, 11:57:18 PM
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing the pictures BHS!

I'm sure Brian was enjoying the show from aboveÖ

Brian,
You will not be forgotten.
R.I.P friend
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: couch on January 21, 2014, 03:01:54 PM
I made it to his service on Friday at the church. Really nice with his brother and sister reading what people wrote about him. Bikeguide was actually mentioned! Didn't stay for the after get together and couldn't make it on Sunday but it looks like everyone had a good time. Brian would approve!
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: U-238 on January 22, 2014, 03:12:57 PM
Wow, haven't been on here in forever and this is stickied.  This is rough, RIP Brian, you are missed.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: dkrider35 on February 02, 2014, 09:11:25 AM
I'm pretty shocked by this. Never knew Brian personally but I've been on and off this forum for nearly ten years and he's always been there to make me laugh and inform me on boots, bikes, and life in general.

RIP Brian, my prayers and thoughts are with your loved ones.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: MilkyWilky on February 09, 2014, 08:47:46 PM
Really unfortunate news to grab you on the first login in some time. RIP Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Adam! on February 13, 2014, 06:34:48 AM
Horrible to hear the loss of someone so respected and kind. I didnt believe what I read when I first logged in.
  My thought go to his family and friends in this time. Peace.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: peggiesmalls on February 22, 2014, 05:21:37 PM
Looks like a fantastic send off,rip brian
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BGB on March 10, 2014, 06:56:17 PM
Man, I miss Brian.
I'm building a road bike now and I would talk to him about dope ass big bike parts.
I finally deleted his number from my phone :(
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Aesop Rock on March 10, 2014, 06:58:39 PM
That's a terrible feeling.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Joram on March 11, 2014, 04:43:10 AM
 :-\ that really sucks dude
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Hmph on March 13, 2014, 02:50:29 PM
This past week I've seen two people who had an uncanny resemblance to BrianÖI had to double take both times and still don't really believe what I saw.
It's really strange.




We're still thinking about you, Brian.
 :-\
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Ilari on March 25, 2014, 02:23:43 AM
Just logged on after a while and saw this.

I don't know if I ever even talked to him, but always enjoyed reading his posts. He seemed like a solid, smart guy. Very sad news indeed.

Rest in peace, and my condolences to everyone involved.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: RidingBMX on September 25, 2014, 03:57:21 AM
Once again, RIP Brian.  You are missed by many.

  HOSHPOSH, how are things going?
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BilboBaggins on September 25, 2014, 12:32:22 PM
Miss his posts man.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: couch on November 09, 2014, 01:13:09 AM
His account still pops up on instagram when I search anything simpliar or anyone named Brian. Still hits me whenever that happens. I hope his family is doing alright. Would be good to get together with you SD dudes again soon.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Aesop Rock on November 14, 2014, 02:50:37 PM
It's been too long Ken. Let me know if you plan an adventure down this way. I'd love to drink a beer with you man.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BonerhasBent on December 16, 2014, 10:25:32 AM
Time sure does fly. Today marks 1 year.

Hes always riddin with me though.

Ride. In. Peace. Hesh.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Aesop Rock on December 19, 2014, 10:45:38 PM
Rest in Peace Brian.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: ABCD on March 01, 2015, 05:07:08 AM
Still feels weird after all this time.

Rest in peace man.
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: BilboBaggins on March 02, 2015, 11:40:37 AM
Saw a guy on a motorcycle the other day that resembled Brian. Felt all the feels :/
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Trail-Boss on May 03, 2015, 09:58:28 AM
I still have brians number in my phone and often see it as its next to a company i order spokes from often. still bums me out but I wont change it...
Title: Re: RIP Brian Itzaina
Post by: Aesop Rock on December 14, 2015, 06:38:31 PM
Rest in Peace brother. Never forgotten.