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Old 05-03-2015, 01:51 AM   #1
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Vale Geoff Duke

While most of you wouldn't remember this bloke, he was the Rossi of his day and was one of my very early riding heros.


http://www.speedcafe.com/2015/05/03/vale-geoff-duke/
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:05 AM   #2
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Thanks for that Clancy,
He was truly a great racer of his day.

Ride on.
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:55 AM   #3
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An amazing career and one hell of a long and interesting life. His rides on the works Nortons were legendary. May he rest in peace.
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:18 AM   #4
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You know they're good when a part of the TT course carries their name.
Loved watching all the historical footage of his rides.
As is so often said "they don't make 'em like that anymore".
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:05 AM   #5
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I heard he was the first ever to wear a full set of leathers, not just a jacket and pants. Stylemaster aswell.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:05 AM   #6
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And originally, the Duke in Duke video, who sell ALL the best motorcycle racing videos since the beginning of time - though Geoff hasn't been involved for a long while.
RIP.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:22 AM   #7
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A bit before my time but certainly a name I know and respect.

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Old 05-03-2015, 05:30 AM   #8
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Geoff Duke. Vale.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2...as-died-at-92/
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:20 AM   #9
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good innings though.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:25 AM   #10
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RIP Geoff Duke.6x Isle of Man Winner.
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Old 05-03-2015, 02:35 PM   #11
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RIP Geoff Duke.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:28 AM   #12
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The Austrians named a line of their KTM's after him... a great man in everyone's eyes
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