Nicky Hayden lived a full and flat-out life. I got to share in his experience vicariously from the grandstand seat and loved every minute Nicky was on the track. The Kentucky Kid was wild and thoroughly enjoyable. I remember well when he showed up at the Springfield pit gate with a leopard spot hairdo. Only Nicky could pull that off. Del Mar Short Track before the National on a couple of occasions he put in epic rides, one he won and the other he didn't, against Texas Terry Poovey The excitement he generated was so much appreciated. Thirty Five years lived so well and so on the adrenaline red line. Cheers to you Nicky Hayden and Peace be with you.