On April 29, 2011 while on his last ride out in San Felipe, Mexico, Jeff Ox Kargola passed away after a tragic accident on day 2 of the Rip To The Tip. Today is the 1 year anniversary. There are no words to describe the emotional pain and loss of such a amazing person and friend. It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by as we share memories and thoughts of Jeff each and everyday. Ox touched so many people’s lives and accomplished a lot in his short life, more than most people would dream of doing in a few lifetimes. For that he was admired, respected and most of all loved by all who had the pleasure to meet him and call him a friend.
On this 1 year anniversary of his death, we’re thinking of the good times, not the sad, and hope you will too by sharing a good memory or photo, and watch his part from the Black Friday Movie below.
Close friends, family members, and riders from the Rip To The Tip made the drive South earlier this week to build a memorial for Jeff at the crash site, just North of San Felipe. The Desert Assassins crew did an amazing job building this 30 foot wide, 2 foot tall structure that spells out OX. On Friday we dedicated the memorial and shared thoughts and stories of our brother. It was very emotional, yet therapeutic being at that place 1 year later and leaving something positive that will be there for anyone to visit for years to come. After the dedication, the crew rode to Mike’s Sky Rancho, following some of the same route that Jeff rode on his last day, and stayed at Mike’s where Jeff spend his last night. Jeff’s “5 drink minimum” rule was strictly enforced that night as everyone celebrated his life in the place he loved so much…Baja.
Ox will long be remembered around the world as a phenomenal talent, an incredible friend, and will be missed more than words can describe. Jeff’s memory will continue to push our group of friends to the outer limits of life. Ride in Peace Jeff – M/M Family
Join us to upload and share some of your photos of Ox in the Remembering Jeff Ox Kargola Photo Gallery.
Please take a moment and watch the Jeff Ox Kargola tribute from the Metal Mulisha Black Friday Movie.