A Tribute to McGazza - Video

Feb 1, 2017
by Jasper Wesselman  

One year ago, I got a text at 4am letting me know Kelly McGarry had suddenly passed. It was a tragedy. I was really really lucky to have been able to call him a friend the last few years, share some good times, and work on awesome projects together. I created this tribute about a year ago, and for whatever reason I never released it. Which looking back seems selfish. I'm happy to share some of the good times I had with Kelly. I hope his example can inspire people to live as well as he did.



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54 Comments

  • + 149
 #MCGAZZAFOREVER
  • + 43
 That one hit me pretty hard. Miss you buddy. Thanks for all the love and laughs man.
  • + 31
 Man that was a good video. Ride in peace brother.
  • + 17
 Very good. There is a video of him riding with his dog Tui on YouTube it's honestly the most beautiful thing.
  • + 1
 link?
  • + 19
 @Taylor500: i cry everytime i see it, its so beautiful www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2us5_CSM0&feature=share VOY
  • + 3
 @RedBurn: You are right, that is very special. Thanks for sharing!
  • + 3
 @RedBurn: that's the best MTB/pooch edit ever! #MCGAZZAFOREVER
  • + 15
 Christ 2016 was a tragic year.....
  • + 4
 yeah, it sucked. a bad year for good people...
  • + 10
 Tribute-Music > same band as in Stevie Smith Tribute-Video... this is no coincidence! I think they ride together in peace right now... We miss you guys down here!
  • + 10
 Dammit those ninjas with onions are back again!
  • + 1
 Hahahahahhahaha nice one
  • + 4
 Slightly odd when you are smiling, but watching the video through teary eyes, and all for a complete stranger that you've never met. Great video for somebody that we clearly lost way too soon. Thank you.
  • + 4
 It's been over a year since his passing... I never new the man... Yet I weep for him and all his peeps every time I see one of his tribute videos. Bless.
  • + 5
 Kelly and his dog for VOY .. Rip Legend
  • + 2
 Such a loss. Sympathy from us all to the McGarry family, and New Zealand in general, for losing such a special son. RIP Kelly, gone but impossible to forget. You were an inspiration to us all. XX
  • + 3
 Even a year on words fail me trying to describe just how great a person you were on and off the bike... At least I know you'll be wrecking havoc up there man!
  • + 2
 never met Kelly but I feel legitimately sad as though i lost a personal friend. touching complete strangers through his riding and positive attitude. goes to show what an amazing human he was!
  • + 3
 I'm an Atheist, but I hope to God I'm wrong and McGazza has a fully sic session waiting for us.....
  • + 2
 Nothing like a solid tear up before bed. Great video, Kelly you are truly missed. Cheers! #mcgazzaforever
  • + 1
 I was lucky enough to meet him at Rampage. Such a nice guy! And I was there for the canyon gap backflip. I'll never forget that!! RIP Kelly.
  • + 1
 In Hungary, Balaton first saw Kelly) A good man) We did not know Kelly. But after an hour of jumping Dirt, we talked as friends)))
RIP
  • + 1
 I waiting for him every Rampage, in 2016 too. Sadly in this moment I don't have who I'm waiting for Frown
RIP #MCGAZZAFOREVER
  • + 1
 The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
  • + 1
 The Video actually made me smile for he seemed to enjoy life as much as anyone should. Ride in peace, Kelly!
  • + 1
 I've seen some cool MCGAZZAFOREVER jersey's and T shirts.
Are they for sale?

Great Vid!
  • + 2
 Great job Jasper and thanks for sharing.......
  • + 1
 Great tribute Jasper, thanks for sharing. Damn PB made me cry twice today, Miranda talking about Stevie and now this.
  • + 3
 PERFECT backflip!
  • + 1
 Amazing rider. Amazing human being. Will always be remembered~ #RIP Kelly Mcgarry~
  • + 1
 He had a great soul! RIP buddy! We will ride again!
  • + 1
 A tear or a few might have been shed watching this.
  • + 1
 Can't believe it's already been a year. Feels like a month ago
  • + 2
 that backflip ...
  • + 1
 Nice work mate, that would have made him smile for sure
  • + 1
 what a cool dude! what a loss! RIP
  • + 1
 really good tribute vid. thanks for sharing.
  • + 2
 Rip fellow biker
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 2016 ????????
  • + 2
 Rest in peace friend
  • + 1
 Knew I'd feel sad after watching this RIP MCGAZZA
  • + 2
 We all love ya kelly
  • + 1
 "skidz and wheelies"
  • + 1
 I miss you ...
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