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#835850 - 06/05/13 10:11 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Matts_12GS Offline
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Registered: 03/26/05
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Dammit!

That's terrible news, I loved the chances to talk to Bob on the porch at the Maggie Valley Inn as he say with a paperback book nearby.
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#835851 - 06/05/13 10:14 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Jake Offline
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Registered: 02/04/01
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Loc: South Florida
Thanks for posting this George - such a heartbreaking loss for his family, for us, for all who knew him.

I kick myself at times like this. I didn't know Quinn personally, lost my chance. I believe he was at the RCR IV a year ago which I also attended. I recall greeting George with nothing much more than a head-nod hello in the hallway in the hotel as the riders were arriving. I'm sure Quinn was also nearby. In the frenzy of getting caught up with old friends, we sometimes lose the opportunity to make new ones. Particularly so, if we don't make too many of these events. I missed seeing Paul by a day at this same event too.

So fleeting, these moments.

Glass raised, love sent, Godspeed Quinn.
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#835853 - 06/05/13 10:17 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
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Registered: 12/23/03
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Sorry to hear about this... please extend my condolences to his wife and family. So tragic. Also, please let us know how the police handle this accident... grrrrr!
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#835855 - 06/05/13 10:22 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
TEWKS Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
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Loc: Tewksbury, MA.
Wow, another kick in the gut. cry I met Bob at the last two gatherings I attended, loved his sense of humor. So sorry to hear.

Pat
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#835857 - 06/05/13 10:30 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Ron_B Offline
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Registered: 03/04/01
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Loc: Grayslake Illinois
Damn, just damn. I aways enjoyed seeing and talking to Bob. Last fall, I arrived in Maggie Valley a bit early and stopped at Salty Dog for lunch. No sooner did I order when he walked in. He saw my bike outside and decided to stop for lunch too. The last time I talked to him. My condolences to his Wife & family. Damn.

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#835859 - 06/05/13 10:43 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Ron_B]
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Try to laugh through the tears.

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#835864 - 06/05/13 10:58 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Ron_B]
rogera Offline
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Registered: 11/23/06
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Loc: Haslet, TX
Bob was usually the first person I saw
at events on this side of the big muddy. Talking
to him was one of the reasons I came.
He will be sorely missed.
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#835865 - 06/05/13 10:59 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
moshe_levy Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Terrible. Never met him, but loved his posts. cry

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#835867 - 06/05/13 11:02 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
Chris K Offline
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Registered: 09/18/00
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Loc: Atlanta, GA
This is sad news indeed. Please pass on our condolences to his wife and family.
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#835870 - 06/05/13 11:27 PM Re: VERY BAD NEWS [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
upflying Offline
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Like losing a good friend, so sorry to hear this.
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