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Old 01-24-2013, 06:49 AM   #31
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Whenever we lose a fellow rider, it takes a piece of us.
R.I.P., Kevin. I always enjoyed your work. May your family find the strength to deal with your untimely loss.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:06 AM   #32
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Aww man. That sucks.

Another rider, and a great reviewer, lost.
Rest well Kevin.


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Old 01-24-2013, 07:28 AM   #33
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #34
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There was some discussion in the Oilhead forum. This is sad, sad day. As an American, I read very little from the UK, with exception of the occasional BBC news story, Top Gear, and Kevin Ash's reviews.

To be honest (and I hope this doesn't make me a bad person), I am interested in how it happened.
Personally I don't think it makes you a bad person. He was a good accomplished rider, way better than me and possibly others here too. I don't think he'd take any unusual or extreme risks, too professional and experienced, I am also interested in how it happened.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:33 PM   #35
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Thanks, Kevin.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #36
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Just a heads-up that there is a 150-plus post thread running at Kevin Ash's website ashonbikes.com, which his wife and daughters are reading. Encourage anybody wishing to express appreciation to post there. And yes, thank you Kev.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:53 AM   #37
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Just a heads-up that there is a 150-plus post thread running at Kevin Ash's website ashonbikes.com, which his wife and daughters are reading. Encourage anybody wishing to express appreciation to post there. And yes, thank you Kev.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #38
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So Sad... I was checking his blog every day for some info on the BMW event after I read that he was going over there. Just saw this article which sheds a little bit more light on what happened.

http://www.georgeherald.com/news.asp...-during-launch
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:58 AM   #39
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So Sad... I was checking his blog every day for some info on the BMW event after I read that he was going over there. Just saw this article which sheds a little bit more light on what happened.

http://www.georgeherald.com/news.asp...-during-launch

Hmmmm...."Culpable Homicide." Had to look that one up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culpable_homicide
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #40
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Hmmmm...."Culpable Homicide." Had to look that one up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culpable_homicide
Oh oh. This was bad enough before. Now sounding worse.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #41
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Here is another article about the crash....it seems that as speculated, Kevin had an off and the rider behind collided with him. Very tragic.

http://www.oudtshoorncourant.com/new...ed-after-death.

I believe this is the road where the collision happened, although not sure of the precise location, possibly not too far from the start as another article said it was near Uniondale. http://goo.gl/maps/zKEAs

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #42
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Really sad news. I read his blog all the time.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:01 AM   #43
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Pulling together all the details from the three articles mentioned above, it seems to me that the biggest issue was that the rider behind him was following too closely for the conditions (gravel, dust) and ended up hitting him. Kevin fell probably due to momentarily not paying attention for whatever reason, that happens. But typicaly a fall on a flat gravel road at 60MPH when wearing protective gear is not fatal on its own. And that's why they are looking into a case of culpable homicide, which to me sounds a lot like what in the States would be negligent behavior resulting in death, or maybe even involuntary manslaughter.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #44
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Alright.. let's keep this one as a memorial thread please.. enough speculation.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #45
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I truly enjoyed reading his insights about all the various bikes out there. Such a loss to the world.
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