Another good man gone.

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Santa, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    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.
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  2. Rider

    Rider Spectacularly Correct

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    Terrible news.
    May he rest in peace ...
    :cry
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  3. jocflier

    jocflier Dammit, that hurt... Supporter

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    :(: :cry RIP...

    Joc
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  4. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    Damn, I hate news like this. I'm very sorry for your, and our loss. Most of all I feel for his family. For the family it is something you never get over, it just hurts a tiny bit less day by day.:cry

    As much as I hate this kinda news thanks for posting it Glen.
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  5. fish

    fish Banned

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    :(:
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  6. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy Santa,

    Sorry for the loss of your riding partner.
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  7. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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  8. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Found:Gideon's Bible

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    Wow, I'm saddened to hear it. Like several others here, I rode by his side, ate at his table, drank his beer and slept on his floor. He was a hearty and decent guy who flogged his old 1100GS like a true Advrider. I will hoist a beer in his memory tonight.
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  9. Donald Duck

    Donald Duck QYYQQuacks !

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    I'm sorry to hear that sad news pal...
    Although I don't know both of you, but I feel that we are sharing the same soul, somehow....
    Thats the life....shoot...
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  10. Pinarretta

    Pinarretta Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Supporter

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    Godspeed David
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  11. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    :waysad Ride in peace, brother...

    Arch
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  12. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    :cry
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