RIP Tony Kirby

Discussion in 'Australia' started by kipo, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Just saw this on another forum:

    RIP Adventure riding legend.
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  2. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Rest in peace.
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  3. KTM Pilot

    KTM Pilot Been here awhile

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    Still have all my Side Track mags - TK was a legend.

    Rest in peace.
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  4. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Didn't know the man, just read the stuff he produced and enjoyed it.

    Thoughts are with his family & friends.

    RIP.
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  5. Brendan J

    Brendan J Pfft

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    RIP Tony !!!!!! :freaky
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  6. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    A sad day for the ADV community. RIP TK.
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  7. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    R.I.P Tony Kirby.
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  8. craig525

    craig525 KTM NUT

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    Only the good die young:cry
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  9. Adventurepig

    Adventurepig the bike, not me !

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    +1
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  10. Jarve

    Jarve Cocky

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    First GE quite a while back and now TK , These blokes knew how put magazines together , Make you feel like you were mates with them just through reading thier work and above all allways had honesty and integrety.
    I got a lot of enjoyment from the early days of ADB with GE at the helm and later TK , and remember buying the first issue of Sidetrack with TK running the show, which i think turned into the best dirt bike mag in the world
    Best wishes to all who were close to TK , I think he has a lot of mates he never met !
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  11. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    Damn bloody damn.

    Not the news you want to hear right now.

    Tony was inspirational.

    He created in my opinion, the best Australian motorcycle magazine produced, he wrote about Adventure riding long before it had been tagged as such.

    He inspired me to build my own K75GS after he published an article in one of his early editions, an article called "Good roadies gone bad".

    Condolances to his family.

    If anyone can put up his furneral arrangements, I would appreciate it as I return from OS next Monday

    Chris
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  12. sinned

    sinned Been here awhile

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    originally posted by scray [​IMG]
    didn't know the man, just read the stuff he produced and enjoyed it.
    Thoughts are with his family & friends.
    Rip.


    +2
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  13. searchin oz

    searchin oz Sand, Gimme more sand

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    He will be sadly missed by all us trailriders in the Mildura area.
    He spent a fair bit of time here over the years and most of the members of the Mildura Motorcyle Club had the pleasure of having a beer or 3 with him either at the club's bar or in one of the many Mallee pubs on a trail ride.

    Keep riding the big XR wherever you are...

    RIP TK.
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  14. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    R.I.P Tony Kirby.
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  15. PBee

    PBee eya goin

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    It's hard to believe.

    I've just stared a the screen for a coupla minutes

    I have no words

    RIP & thoughts for his family & friends
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  16. Shakey!

    Shakey! Pants....That is all

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    R.I.P. Tony. You sir, were an inspiration.

    My condolences to Tony's family, especially as it's Christmas time......:cry


    Godspeed Tony
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  17. Dirt Doctor

    Dirt Doctor Geographicallyembarrassed

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    I was only just going through some of my old sidetrack magazines today looking for his CSR trip story.

    Bloke was a legend.
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  18. angryad

    angryad Don't drop the soap.

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    what a shit thing. rest in peace old mate
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  19. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Gutted...

    See you out on the next ride mate... with Geoff and Middo...

    [​IMG]
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  20. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    That's very sad to hear. He was a bike journo par excellence. I had the good fortune to go on his Dingo Tops ride and meet him. He was one of lifes 'Top bloke's'.

    He sent us down a steep 3 klm downhill. "You'll be right mate, the track's been swept."......Yeah right.

    All dowhills are now a piece of cake and I think of him every time I navigate one.

    Thankyou Tony Kirby.
    May you Rest In Piece.
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