Saw this on the GS list. A few of us advriders rode with him in Nevada a while back. It's a damn shame. Santa Posted by R. Lemke. My friend David Robbie was killed on the Pacific Coast Highway last Friday by a pick-up driver who cut the corner and hit David head-on. David introduced me to the GS world with his R100 GSPD. I was riding my XR on a day long off-road adventure, David was riding his DP. I was so amazed that he was able to go so many places I thought such a "big" bike could never go. We traded bikes so I could see just what it was like to ride one of those funny looking German bikes off-road. At that moment, I was hooked, and knew that I would have a GS of my own. I ended up buying an oilhead, then he got one too. David was no squid when it came to riding, just ask other members of this list that have ridden with him. Once we rode the Black Dog Dualsport ride around Mt. Hood in Oregon together. I rode my XR and he rode his R1100GS on many miles of gnarly rocky backcountry roads. He did the entire ride two-up with his wife Eda. I can not count the number of times I have encountered pick-up drivers cutting the corner of roads. Why is it that 18 wheeled truck drivers are able to stay within one lane, and pick-ups are incapable of doing the same? In the many hours of "quiet" contemplation we enjoy while riding - I have pondered the psycho-demographic of the typical pick-up driver. Studying the print and TV advertisements for these leviathans give me the clues necessary to do so. Take a careful look at the emotional needs these ads appeal to for yourself and I think you will also see why so many drivers that feel small and threatened in their life are drawn to driving a "big truck". The death (manslaughter in reality) of David Robbie is a loss for us all. I doubt that the driver of the pick-up will see any jail time, but if I had my say.............. RL Dallas R1100GS Robert Earl Keen Jr. said it so well - When you are in with the Lord there's just one reward, and they would just as soon make it come true.