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#835835 - 06/05/13 09:20 PM Bob Quinn Celko
Nice n Easy Rider Offline

Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 1729
Loc: Chapel Hill, NC
Folks, I have some very bad, sad news. Quinn's (Bob Celko's) wife called me a little while ago to tell me he was killed this morning while out for a ride on his new Triumph Trophy. He was on the same 150 mile or so ride that we have been doing about twice a month on Sundays for several years now. His wife Janet said a truck didn't see him and hit him. She didn't have many other details. He was airlifted to UNC-CH hospitals and underwent surgery but apparently didn't make it.

I've known Bob for about 5 years now since I started riding again. Those of you who know him know what a friendly guy he was and was a great, wry sense of humor he had. Our rides on Sundays were as much for the good conversation over lunch as the ride itself.

He will be greatly missed.

George C
2007 Biarritz Blue R1200RT, 1979 Black Honda CX500 (sold), 1966 Red Honda CL77 (sold)
I've Been Ready For This My Whole Life

#835837 - 06/05/13 09:22 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
philbytx Offline

Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 6959
Loc: Kerrville, TX
Oh My cry !

What a tragedy...our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob's family.
Phil C.
2003 R1150RT "DaRTh"
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 Diesel "Smiffy"
2011 Kia Optima EX "Meosjin Chalo"

#835838 - 06/05/13 09:27 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Whip Offline

Registered: 07/14/05
Posts: 10434
Loc: San Antonio, TX
no words
I am their leader, which way did they go?

#835841 - 06/05/13 09:29 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
EffBee Offline

Registered: 07/20/00
Posts: 15479
Loc: SoCal, USA
Please accept the great sorrow of the entire family and extend to his wife our most sincere and deepest condolences. Quinn was a valued member of this community and we all enjoyed his participation, his help and his wit immensely.

Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.

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#835842 - 06/05/13 09:33 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
bakerzdosen Offline

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Registered: 07/07/06
Posts: 5003
Loc: Provo, UT
Very very sad.
'05 R1200ST
'03 F650csa (departed because of the ST)

#835843 - 06/05/13 09:42 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: bakerzdosen]
Lineareagle Offline

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 1088
Loc: ON, Canada
Never something you want to hear. Condolences.
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
Lao Tzu
"We are star stuff, harvesting star light." Carl Sagan

'06 R1200GS Adv

#835844 - 06/05/13 09:46 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Endobobdds Offline

Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 1249
Loc: Washington, DC
This is indeed sad! Never road with Bob but had many nice conversations with him at BMWST gatherings - he will be missed.
Bob Smyth
K1200RS ('02 Black)

#835845 - 06/05/13 09:54 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Les is more Offline
Mama Hoon

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 7729
Loc: San Diego, CA
Heart breaking. My very deepest condolences to family and friends.

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#835846 - 06/05/13 09:58 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
RonStewart Offline

Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 1294
Loc: Vancouver, BC
I only knew Quinn by his silly ball avatar on this forum. Whenever I saw it, I knew there was a good chance that I would soon be laughing. His last post was very funny.

For those that missed it, this link takes you to the day he bought the Triumph.

Thank you, George, for letting us know. This is sad, sad news.

Edited by RonStewart (06/05/13 10:00 PM)
Ron Stewart
Tsawwassen, BC

#835848 - 06/05/13 10:06 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Huzband Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 7622
Loc: Cowford, Fl.
Very sad indeed. My prayers & condolences to his family & friends. And that includes you, George.

Edited by Huzband (06/05/13 10:08 PM)

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