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Old 05-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #81
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The Portland riding community will never be the same. Rob left a hole than can never be filled.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #82
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This is very sad. I knew rob from some rides and meet ups. Rob was the type of guy that even if you didn't know him that well he would always come up to you and greet you like you were his long lost friend. He had a very magnetic personality that was impossible to miss.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #83
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UNBELIEVABLE!!!
I met Rob when I first started riding about 3 years ago. He's one of those guys that makes you realize you can't judge a book by it's cover. He was so welcoming and I can't remember his quote now even though he said it like every time I saw him...something about being a friend, but because we ride together, we are a family...
You will be missed Rob. RIP.

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #84
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You will truely be missed my friend.

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #85
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he was a memorable guy to meet with a voice and character you dont soon forget, and i remember him being very welcoming to me on my first intermediate ride rest in peace rob

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #86
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I remember on a group ride through Scappoose, Rob playing drums to the music in his ear-buds as we rolled through town and managed to get pulled over by the local cop because he did not have both hands on the bars. Good times.
I remember that day well.

http://contour.com/stories/rob-meets-a-cop

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #87
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r.i.p. man you were definitley one rider that made an impression at every gathering i've seen you at, hard to not remember a guy like you.

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #88
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OMG! So sad; condolences to his wife Shannon.
RIP Rob you will be missed.

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #89
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My only picture of Rob, from my very first group ride with PNW. Met him at a gas station in beaverton and rode with him to meet up spot, very kind guy... Told me to make sure I ride my own ride...

RIP Rob...

Portland Region

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:24 PM   #90
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My open letter to Rob

Rob, Rob, Rob:

I feel like I have a cotton ball from my head to the middle of my chest. Don't know what to say about this other than.. this is just wrong. Someone so full of life and like you said, "as graceful as a bull in a china shop."

If you are indeed with us in spirit, just know that Sax and I had a long conversation at Bannings, like our own support network. We kept a chair open for you and wished to God it was all just a Dramatic Joke, you'd walk in and we'd all laugh. WE'd water up a bit and laugh, but this feeling of sudden disbelief permeated non-the-less. Sax mentioned "Surreal and so very sad, sudden, disbelief."

Gosh, we talked a lot about you and our experiences as I am sure you would know.
We missed you last TNC.
Sure as hell we saw the rain coming down this morning on that big Bannings W Side window and figured if you aren't riding today, I can take a day off too.

We will have rides for you, one really soon. I am sure you'd expect no less of us.

Was so looking forward to us working out together again after a couple months of getting yourself tuned up for it.

I was so happy to see you at TNC a couple of weeks ago, albeit I was without my bike.
So glad in retrospect I got to see you one more time before you left.


Enjoy this your new life, we will sure be along too, perhaps you will be at the lead on a ride waiting on us at the StopLight counting us in as we come along at the all the way to the sweep.


Cheers Ol Pal, Big Hug, Certainly Sax will chime in soon.


God Bless You and your family.



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Old 05-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #91
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Sadness
i never met the man but i did enjoy his posts

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #92
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I Ride: 2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC, 2009 KLR650
Rip Rob. Too early for you to go bro.

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:47 PM   #93
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Condolences to his family and loved ones...

RIP Rob

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #94
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I never had the Privilege to meet Rob.. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family.

R.I.P Rob

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #95
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Damn, this is terrible news... Rob was one of the GOOD guys. Big heart, big smile, big personality. Never too cool to talk to a newbie (he sat and chatted with me at a few of my first TNCs back in '09).

My prayers to all his close friends and family.

Nathan

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #96
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I Ride: to stay alive!!! on my SV650 and Ninja 650 :)
Condolences
I will never forget the day I met you at my first ever PNW ride. It was a Wednesday night standing ride & I was a newbie with 0 experience on a group ride . I was shaking in my boots when you reved up to the gas pumps, Blackie style! RIP Blackie! Find peace on the other side!

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #97
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Wow ... No more Rob! Unbelievable! Rob is truely one of the best guy and rider around. Rest in peace, Rob.

You defined what free spirit means, my friend.

We love you Man.

Duke
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #98
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It may be just me and what I believe as well as what makes sense in my head and even deeper in my soul, but Rob has been called back to lead another type of ride, it must be pretty damn crazy in Heaven for the man to request Rob this early, Rob was needed there more than here..... again just trying to make sense of this in my head, my prayers for his family and their comfort at this time of need.

P.S. Rob if you meet my Lil brother up there enjoy a ride with him for me... you and he are so alike

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #99
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This is just sad.... I only met the guy once but he was super nice and treated me like I belonged. He will be missed

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Old 05-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #100
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WOW, What a surprise! I did not see this coming but glad its not "another rider down".
Rob, you will be missed. It was always interesting to ride with you and your heart was made of gold. Always ready to lend a hand to a friend or a stranger.

I rode with Rob couple weeks ago and it was Deer Island. I remember Rob in his special jacket, back jeans showing off his crack and of course choking in smoke while behind him.

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Do not know the Deer Island Run but will be glad to run Sweep, as Rob had done for me, so many times in the past.
Lee, you know this route. Same route we rode with Brian last week.

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The Portland riding community will never be the same. Rob left a hole than can never be filled.
AMEN!

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