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#864131 - 12/07/13 01:16 AM Neil Kolby (Jeepster)
sebjones906 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 433
Loc: So Cal, USA
On Monday, Dec. 2nd, Neil Kolby (Jeepster) Passed away from a 8 month battle with cancer.

We met at the BMW So. Cal Coffee Klatch meeting which we both found on this BMW SportTouring forum. He and I learned that we had much in common and began riding together and shooting at the gun range.

A quiet, clever, gentle, man, he will be missed by all that knew him.

RIP ... Ride well dear friend.
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Southern California
2007 BMW R1200RT
and 11 other bikes
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#864154 - 12/07/13 12:36 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
TEWKS Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 6685
Loc: Tewksbury, MA.
Sorry to hear, rest in peace fellow rider.


Pat
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#864159 - 12/07/13 01:13 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
Bud Online
68% of an RT
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Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 6762
Loc: Southern Illinois
Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.
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#864164 - 12/07/13 02:14 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
tallman Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 19610
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
We all need a friend when our time comes.

RIP.
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Tim
Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...


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#864189 - 12/07/13 08:15 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
ESokoloff Offline
MR. Sweet Pea
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Registered: 06/10/03
Posts: 5772
Loc: SoCal
Thanks for letting us know.
Often I wonder what has become of board members that stop contributing.

Sorry for his family's and your loss.

Ride in peace Neil.
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#864201 - 12/07/13 11:12 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
Kathy R Offline
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Registered: 09/29/01
Posts: 9968
Sam, I am so very sorry to learn this, but thank you for letting us know. My sympathy to all who knew Neil. It's heartbreaking to know how fast we can lose one another.

His last post, 4/19/13, consisted of this:

Quote:
wave thumbsup
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#864214 - 12/08/13 01:08 AM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: Kathy R]
TEWKS Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 6685
Loc: Tewksbury, MA.
Thinking about it today and I remember meeting him down in Little Switzerland at the UN. Anybody got a picture of Neil?


Pat
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#864216 - 12/08/13 01:31 AM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
Les is more Offline
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Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 7729
Loc: San Diego, CA
My heartfelt sympathy for this loss.
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Rebel with Menopause
Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe

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#864223 - 12/08/13 04:11 AM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
baggerchris Offline
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Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 1048
Loc: Mountain Ranch; Ca.
That sucks
Friends are hard to find and none of us can afford to lose even one.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your riding and shooting friend.
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Baggerchris

1972 Honda 90
1997 HD FLSTC
2011 F650GS twin

"All men die; some never live"

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#864428 - 12/10/13 11:56 AM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
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Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 1729
Loc: Chapel Hill, NC
Sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you, Neil's family and his friends.
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2007 Biarritz Blue R1200RT, 1979 Black Honda CX500 (sold), 1966 Red Honda CL77 (sold)
I've Been Ready For This My Whole Life

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#864438 - 12/10/13 02:53 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]
DaveTheAffable Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 1636
Loc: Southern Calif
He will be missed... frown

I remember coming to one Koffee Klatch and Neil looking up at me and saying, "Hello Mr Affable. How are ya?"

The thing was... he meant it.

Prayers sent for his family and those close to him.
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Dave
'10 R1200RT

"No faster than my guardian Angel can fly...."

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#864440 - 12/10/13 03:20 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
TyTass Online
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 3696
Loc: VA BEACH VA
Not good, not fair! My condolences to his friends and family.
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11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca

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#864540 - 12/11/13 02:00 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
philbytx Offline
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Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 6959
Loc: Kerrville, TX
Our condolences to his family and friends.
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Phil C.
2003 R1150RT "DaRTh"
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 Diesel "Smiffy"
2011 Kia Optima EX "Meosjin Chalo"

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#864567 - 12/11/13 04:41 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
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Registered: 07/20/00
Posts: 15479
Loc: SoCal, USA
I don't recall if I met Neil prior to my 5-yr hiatus in WA, but I did meet him as I reconnected back through the SoCal Koffee Klatch. I learned he was ill, but his passing came so quickly after the last time I saw him. I'm sorry I didn't have the time to get to know him better. I think I would have been better for it.

Rest in Peace, Neil.
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Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


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#864751 - 12/13/13 01:44 AM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
mikeR1100R Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 547
Loc: Terryville, CT USA
So sorry to hear of the loss of a fellow rider.
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1998 R1100R
Georgi
2004 Ninja 250
2004 Ninja 500

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#864753 - 12/13/13 02:00 AM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: mikeR1100R]
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Originally Posted By: mikeR1100R
So sorry to hear of the loss of a fellow rider.


Simply, yet beautifully put. May he rest in peace.
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'00 R1100RT Opal Blue Metallic
<11 year haitus from motorcycling cry >
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#865089 - 12/16/13 05:16 PM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: sebjones906]
Albert Offline
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Registered: 07/27/00
Posts: 4508
Loc: Southwestern, PA, USA
So sorry to hear. My condolences to all.
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06 RT

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
Ernest Hemingway

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#866224 - 12/26/13 07:21 AM Re: R.I.P. Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: Albert]
Der Kaiser Offline
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Registered: 05/11/11
Posts: 106
Loc: hacienda hts., calif
I really liked neil, tall quiet real friendly, I/we will all miss ya , sam brought your hat in honor and memory of you and I hope sam will always bring it to our monthly table as our unspoken memory to neil. RIP Neil

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#866270 - 12/26/13 04:59 PM Re: Neil Kolby (Jeepster) [Re: DaveTheAffable]
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Registered: 06/06/01
Posts: 8882
Loc: Newport OR
Jeepster was a worthy guy ,and always good for great conversation around the coffee table.

Ride on, Neil.
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