Pete

Pete

Lurleen
Lurleen

December 31st, 2016, 1:42 am #1

TeamStrange lost one of our best today. Peter Behm, 2011 Iron Butt winner & MN1K Rallymaster passed away this afternoon after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. For those of us who knew Pete, he was one of the kindest & most humble people you could ever meet. It is hard to imagine a world without him in it. More than anything we want to believe that Pete & Eddie are together right now talking about their wonderful adventures.

Please post your thoughts & memories of Pete. Photos, etc. Those remembrances will be comforting to Paula & the rest of Pete's family as they start this long journey of grief.

We will post information regarding Pete's funeral as soon as we have them.
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Joined: September 30th, 2006, 4:34 am

December 31st, 2016, 1:56 am #2

Of course I just posted photos over on the other Pete thread, doh. If someone can edit and move those here???
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Joined: September 30th, 2006, 4:34 am

December 31st, 2016, 2:52 am #3

Dug through my files for some photos of Pete sad.gif

At the finish of the 2009 Iron Butt Rally getting a hug from Paula.


At the start banquet for Butt Lite IIIII with Paula.


Peter took over Rally Master duties for the MN1K.




John Coons presents Pete with a t-shirt commemorating his 2011 Iron Butt Rally WIN!


Pete and Paula were always a force especially in a two up class.


Here they accept their trophy at a Team Lyle Rally.


Pete was a regular volunteer at the I-Cycle Derby.


Pete volunteered at this summers Butt Lite 8, here he is handing out rally packs to the unsuspecting riders.


Pete and Derek doing tech inspects at the Butt Lite 8.


Pete pitches in when Coons find out he has a flat as he tries to start Butt Lite 8.


Pete and Derek didn't just do tech and help with scoring they were a bonus! Here at the IBA Memorial near Gerlach NV with Connie.


Coons collecting his bonus.


Butt Lite Rally Masters Lisa and David collect the Gerlach bonus for the rally van.


Pete says he wants a blue rock.
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Bob 498 Johnson
Bob 498 Johnson

December 31st, 2016, 4:44 am #4

I first met Peter,at the Butt Lite start,in 2006. We just happened to sit at the same table,during the sign in. I was not riding the Butt Lite, just helping with the sign in. Pete kept popping into my life here and there, always a kind,humble gentleman Several years later, I remember one time when we were gathering at the Singsaas Lutheran Church, near Hendricks Mn. Jay Nelson was asking about the Team Strange rides,etc. We got on the subject of the Iron Butt Rally. I asked Pete to chip in a little info, since he was the reigning champ at the time. Pete explained how the ride worked,and that he thought he got lucky and had a pretty good ride. The people of the church,had no idea what a great feat it was,and Pete's description did not help any. Truly a humble man! 2016 has taken yet another great man from this earth.
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Mrs. Behmer
Mrs. Behmer

December 31st, 2016, 6:21 am #5

TeamStrange lost one of our best today. Peter Behm, 2011 Iron Butt winner & MN1K Rallymaster passed away this afternoon after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. For those of us who knew Pete, he was one of the kindest & most humble people you could ever meet. It is hard to imagine a world without him in it. More than anything we want to believe that Pete & Eddie are together right now talking about their wonderful adventures.

Please post your thoughts & memories of Pete. Photos, etc. Those remembrances will be comforting to Paula & the rest of Pete's family as they start this long journey of grief.

We will post information regarding Pete's funeral as soon as we have them.
Oh, what a hell of a ride my Husband, Friend and trusted riding buddy and I have had. Not just this past year but 20 something yrs. When Pete 1st introduced me to long distant motorcycle riding, I had no clue how many fancinating, loveable, and kind people we would meet. We have truly felt blessed. I Thank you, for this post, the pictures reminded me of Pete's twinkle he had in his beautiful eyes. This morning we had even talked about how it was lost from all the suffering and he was nearing the time to pass. We talked of what kind of motorcycle was waiting on the other side. I do believe he is riding a BBG or Top down tour or similar in Heaven. The twinkle is back and he is having a blast.! Love yah all! Paula
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DaJuice
DaJuice

December 31st, 2016, 5:08 pm #6

TeamStrange lost one of our best today. Peter Behm, 2011 Iron Butt winner & MN1K Rallymaster passed away this afternoon after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. For those of us who knew Pete, he was one of the kindest & most humble people you could ever meet. It is hard to imagine a world without him in it. More than anything we want to believe that Pete & Eddie are together right now talking about their wonderful adventures.

Please post your thoughts & memories of Pete. Photos, etc. Those remembrances will be comforting to Paula & the rest of Pete's family as they start this long journey of grief.

We will post information regarding Pete's funeral as soon as we have them.
I was fortunate to take several moto adventures with Pete over the years... especially this last year.

Pete looks into the distance near Moab earlier this year.


At the same location he and Kevin Powers share a moment


Pete could ride circles around me in the dirt and the street. I was shocked when I caught up to him on this trail our 1st time in Moab. I was confused as to how I could have possibly caught up to him. This is where I learned of Petes aversion to heights... we were riding along a canyon wall and he was terrified!



This past spring he overcame that fear









Pete had a goal of putting 250,000 miles on his FJR. It was starting to give him a few problems and needed some TLC at times to get started, such as here. I know he was close to his goal, but I'm not sure if he made it.


Pete makes himself useful.


I was escorted by Pete, Paula and Rick on my 1st visit to the IBA memorial.


... and got to ride on the Playa in the Black Rock Desert with them.


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Bart
Bart

December 31st, 2016, 7:20 pm #7

Oh, what a hell of a ride my Husband, Friend and trusted riding buddy and I have had. Not just this past year but 20 something yrs. When Pete 1st introduced me to long distant motorcycle riding, I had no clue how many fancinating, loveable, and kind people we would meet. We have truly felt blessed. I Thank you, for this post, the pictures reminded me of Pete's twinkle he had in his beautiful eyes. This morning we had even talked about how it was lost from all the suffering and he was nearing the time to pass. We talked of what kind of motorcycle was waiting on the other side. I do believe he is riding a BBG or Top down tour or similar in Heaven. The twinkle is back and he is having a blast.! Love yah all! Paula
At the finish of the 2009 MN1K:

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Minnesota 2010 rally:

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At the Liar's Banquet:

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Joined: September 30th, 2006, 4:34 am

December 31st, 2016, 9:07 pm #8

I was fortunate to take several moto adventures with Pete over the years... especially this last year.

Pete looks into the distance near Moab earlier this year.


At the same location he and Kevin Powers share a moment


Pete could ride circles around me in the dirt and the street. I was shocked when I caught up to him on this trail our 1st time in Moab. I was confused as to how I could have possibly caught up to him. This is where I learned of Petes aversion to heights... we were riding along a canyon wall and he was terrified!



This past spring he overcame that fear









Pete had a goal of putting 250,000 miles on his FJR. It was starting to give him a few problems and needed some TLC at times to get started, such as here. I know he was close to his goal, but I'm not sure if he made it.


Pete makes himself useful.


I was escorted by Pete, Paula and Rick on my 1st visit to the IBA memorial.


... and got to ride on the Playa in the Black Rock Desert with them.

More Pete...

Sharing his LR riding wisdom at the new riders meeting Butt Lite 8.


It wasn't all work, work, work at Butt Lite 8.


Peta and Derek riding out of Guru Lane.
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Joined: July 10th, 2008, 1:15 am

January 1st, 2017, 12:50 am #9

This is Butt Lite V, at the checkpoint in North Dakota. One of the bonuses on the leg was at the Spam Museum:

Purchase two individual servings of Spam at the Spam Museum.
Turn them in with a receipt showing they were purchased at the Spam museum.
You will have to eat one serving (or at least take a bite) at the scoring table to earn this bonus.


Of course if Eddie said you had to eat some Spam, you had to eat some Spam. Didn't mean you had to like it.

Must have worked since Pete went on to win the rally.




Last edited by David_EB_Smith on January 1st, 2017, 12:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Mrs. Behmer
Mrs. Behmer

January 1st, 2017, 3:23 am #10

TeamStrange lost one of our best today. Peter Behm, 2011 Iron Butt winner & MN1K Rallymaster passed away this afternoon after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. For those of us who knew Pete, he was one of the kindest & most humble people you could ever meet. It is hard to imagine a world without him in it. More than anything we want to believe that Pete & Eddie are together right now talking about their wonderful adventures.

Please post your thoughts & memories of Pete. Photos, etc. Those remembrances will be comforting to Paula & the rest of Pete's family as they start this long journey of grief.

We will post information regarding Pete's funeral as soon as we have them.
A Gathering/ Celebration of Pete's life will be held
Saturday Jan 7th. 1:00 to 4:00pm
At Bradshaw Funeral home. Stillwater, MN
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