Ash on Bikes RIP (Kevin Ash Memorial Thread)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by RaY YreKa, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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  2. Chr!s

    Chr!s natural born dreamer

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    Oh man, that is sad news. I've read Kevin's articles for years now. He was a lovely, knowledgeable fella...RIP Kevin.
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  3. Mobiker

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    Ah jeez.......I've read his articles for years. He always read like a class act. I thought he was one of the best motorcycle reviewers out there. Just sad.

    RIP
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  4. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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    I couldn't believe the news when I heard about it. I feel shocked.

    Been my #1 motorcycle journalist for quite some time now.

    R.I.P. You will be missed.
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  5. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    :eek1 Oh man!

    RIP Kev :cry
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  6. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    The only other motorcycle writer I place in the same class as Ash is
    Kevin Cameron.

    At least Ash went out doing what he loved best.

    There is no better way to go.



    I am sad that he is gone and I offer my sincere condolences to his friends and family.
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  7. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    So sad. May you rest in peace Ash. A toast life well lived! :freaky
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  8. 9990

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    Wow. That's terrible news. My thoughts are with his family.
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  9. 929bladerunner

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    +1 to all other comments.
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  10. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Sad day for the industry and the sport. He was always quick to reply to comments on his articles, the bikes, his experiences.
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  11. Gregster

    Gregster Been here awhile

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    Awwww geezzzzeee, that's terrible. Poor guy, I read and enjoyed his reviews and insights. He lived a good life that many riders would have enjoyed.
    Rest in peace Mr. Ash.
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  12. GB

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    I read the news this morning and just can't believe it.. very tragic...:cry and the note from his eldest daughter on his site drives this point home.. he will be sorely missed by a lot of people, especially his family.
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  13. Jim K.

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    I'm not sure if this belongs here, but folks who check in here regularly may want to know. Kevin Ash, a columnist & reviewer with a sharp eye & sharper pen, died in a BMW press intro in S. Africa yesterday. His blog, "Ash on Bikes" was widely read and commented on in this site & many others. Very few details yet, but the world community on 2 wheels lost a clear & insightful voice. His columns are well worth reading, most are worth reading more than once. My sympathy goes out to his wife & 3 daughters.
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  14. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    Oh man, there is another guy in one of the adv forums who went over there for this special bmw bike release. They were going to ride then new 2013 r1200gs like they stole em, on road, off road, over night. oh man, not good for BMW for a special bike release ride. RIP Ash
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  15. Suruppak

    Suruppak Been here awhile

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    RIP Kevin. By far and away my favorite reviewer. The Roger Ebert of motorcycle reviews. Very sad news indeed.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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  16. 1LIFE2LIVE

    1LIFE2LIVE Long timer

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    Very, VERY Sad - Sounds as though he was a Great Husband, Dad and for sure an unbiased, truthful motorcycle reviewer.

    Another unfortunate real life example of the Fragile, Precious & Short this Adventure called Life really is and can be.

    RIP
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  17. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Salute...Kevin Ash.

    R.I.P. You Will Be Missed.

    BTW, what was his last bike review? The Honda cb1100?
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  18. LostViking

    LostViking Long timer

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    Sad, very sad,

    Ride on brother,
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  19. JerryH

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    Very sad indeed. He was my age. Killed on a BMW. He was one of my favorites, along with Kevin Cameron and Peter Egan.
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  20. mac62

    mac62 One more thin gypsy thief

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    RIP Kevin, you will be greatly missed.
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