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Old 08-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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I never thought I would be tasked with posting a thread like this. I regret to report that Speedgeek died this morning on the FTM ride out in John Day. Quick summary of the accident is he went off course, down an embankment, and collided into a tree.

RIP Bill. I love you, man.

-Joe



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Thank you everyone for your kind words about my sweetie. It really means a lot.

A celebration of Bill's life will be, Saturday, September 1st at 2:00.

Family Worship Center
5001 W. Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030




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Because Bill provided help to riders in need when he was able to ( especially those out in BFE), Cori believes memorial contributions to TMMR best represents his spirit.

Checks:
Thunder Mountain Motorcycle Rescue
7315 NE 143rd Court
Vancouver, WA 98682
http://www.thundermountaintransport.com/

PayPal:
thundermountaintowing@yahoo.com or 971-570-3622
(Send Money>Personal>Gift)

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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At a loss for words. RIP Bill. These threads are popping up way to often lately.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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way too many this year....
RIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
condolences to the family and friends.....

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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Sad indeed and I echo the comment about a higher number of fatal accidents this summer. God's grace and comfort prayerfully given to Bill's family and friends. Be careful out there boys and girls.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:05 PM   #5
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Only met him very briefly at PIR a couple years ago. Seemed like a really nice guy.

RIP rider

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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Had the pleasure of meeting Bill and trying to catch him at PIR a couple times.....It wasn't until he blew an oil line that I got that chance. I hope his friends and family take some comfort in knowing what a great guy he was to the "community".....Godspeed

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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oh my god... i'm so sorry corie. oh my god.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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Only rode with the milk truck a few times, but everytime I saw Bill around we'd chat it up. Truly nice guy.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #9
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I just rode up to windy ridge with him a week ago! Damn, Bill was a fantastic rider and a great guy. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #10
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I got the call earlier today and my brain didnt let me believe it, still in denial. Im going to miss my good friend so bad, true hooligan rides will never be the same ever again.
Godspeed Bill you will always be with us!

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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Sigh, I'm so sorry to hear this.

RIP.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #12
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I was only talking to him at a Tuesday coffee recently, what a nice guy, and so unassuming... this is truly sad and these threads do seem quite frequent. as of late. If we can learn anything from it, please do pass on what happened... a life wasted is a life wasted, but maybe we can all walk away with a lesson.

RIP and condolences to his family.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #13
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OMG, no!!!! Baker City go to hell this week!!!

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #14
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this is truly sad and these threads do seem quite frequent. If we can learn anything from it, please do pass on what happened... a life wasted is a life wasted, but maybe we can all walk away with a lesson.

RIP and condolences to his family.
I do agree. Lets give it a few moments to let it sink in, and time to mourn (especially such an amazing family that Bill was a part of) before we reflect or speculate.

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #15
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My condolences to his family/friends.

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
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Bill was a great friend and a great rider, RIP my brother.

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:03 PM   #17
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Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #18
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RIP Bill....damn it! Why the good ones??

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #19
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I just talked to Bill about this trip. I know that it is a special annual trip he has made for years. I am so heartbroken and prayers to Bill's family. He was such a positive and funny guy - not to mention a skilled rider. This one really hits home. RIP Bill . . . I am going to miss you buddy.

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #20
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I just talked to Bill about this trip. I know that it is a special annual trip he has made for years. I am so heartbroken and prayers to Bill's family. He was such a positive and funny guy - not to mention a skilled rider. This one really hits home. RIP Bill . . . I am going to miss you buddy.
Yes, it was his annual trip he always looked forward to so much. I am still in shock ...

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