Lower 48+ on an XR650L

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ShooterDave, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    RIP Dave. :cry
  2. Krang

    Krang Rides with hippies

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    Sadly, I've confirmed this via his brother FB page.
  3. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Godspeed - Dave
  4. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    Hi all, this is ShooterDave's fiancée. I noticed your comments and wanted to confirm the details. ShooterDave was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia back in June of 2013. He fought a damn good fight and went to be with the Lord January 11, 2014. He was an amazing man and I was privileged to be his fiancée. In the 21 months I knew him we took a total of three road trips on a 650 V-Strom and we both loved every minute of it. He loved life, motorcycles and bringing joy to people's lives. I feel honored to have known him.
  5. Krang

    Krang Rides with hippies

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    I'm sorry for your loss. While I never had the pleasure of knowing him very well,I know he's an awesome person and this is truly a loss to this world.


    I messaged Dave's brother on facebook as well asking this, but is there somewhere I could send a letter to the family?
  6. pdxbrit

    pdxbrit Been here awhile

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    Dave had Leukemia. It was a fairly recent development. He sought treatment but it yielded no results so he chose to not seek further help and to spend the time with his girlfriend I believe. That is the last I heard from him and that was a few months ago. Before Thanksgiving? I was sad to hear it when he told me but he was at peace with his choice. Dave lived an incredible adventure I was luckily enough to meet him when he came through and be a part of it - Best sick day ever for me! :) He left a mark on my life and was truly one of the happiest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

    It is truly tragic that Dave has passed on but it would have more tragic if he had died having not lived a life at all. Instead in his short time here Dave took advantage and lived a life that made him happy. We should all be so lucky.

    Dave I will never forget how you just couldn't stop smiling when we sat at that burger king for lunch. I remember being so envious because you were so abundantly happy and at peace because you had the courage to live the life the way you wanted to. I admire you for having the courage to die on your own terms too. I know it was a hard choice but you faced it head on with no fear. I'm proud to call you my friend.

    RIP

    :cry
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  7. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Sorry for your loss.......Dave was a great guy,,i will surely miss him..we had great times together...

    godspeed Dave........

    B
  8. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD I couldn't hack it. Back on two wheels.

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    A life well lived.

    Condolences to you and all who knew him.
  9. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The ultimate trip.

    RIP Dave
  10. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Thank you for coming here and informing us. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    So short, but a life well lived. Godspeed, Dave.
  11. FatherX

    FatherX out of bubblegum Supporter

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    Awesome guy.

    You will be missed brother.

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  12. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    rip Shooter Dave

    My thoughts are with his Family and Friends.
  13. Whiskytoast

    Whiskytoast Been here awhile

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    my best for his family he was an amazing kid, and an inspiration to many
  14. weezie

    weezie n00b

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    That is terrible to hear and tragic. Our little print shop out in Pipe Creek, TX enjoyed making him some shirts for his journeys and share his adventure in spirit…Luis
  15. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    This is indeed very tragic news... I enjoyed reading about his adventures.
    RIP brother :cry
  16. Longbow

    Longbow Vroooom

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    I read this RR from the day he took off on his adventure, it truly was a great adventure, not just for Shooter Dave but for us that had the pleasure to follow along with him.
    RIP Brother.
  17. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    Absolutely gutted to hear this. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I followed his ride report as it happened and I remember it well. The world has lost a great guy. It's good to see that he was surrounded by people who loved him through this. Watch out for us all while you're up there Dave. :cry
  18. shepoutside

    shepoutside Canadian - eh!

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    :cry Wow, so shocking. RIP Dave
  19. grizzlyman87

    grizzlyman87 Adventurer

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    RIP ShooterDave!! You will be missed, your is one of the best ride reports I've read, and it was on a XRL which makes me love it even more!
  20. spotlight

    spotlight Noob

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    May you Ride In Peace my brother!