Many of you know Rob. He was a prominent figure (like it or not) here on PNW Riders. He had a lot of passion, sparked a lot of controversy, and certainly made a name (good or bad) for himself. I received a call this morning from Shannon his wife (he recently got married) letting me know that Rob passed away last night and that I could get the word out to the Motorcycle crowd. They're not exactly sure the cause of death yet, but he went in his sleep and I'll update when they know more. There are two things in life that Rob was passionate about: Motorcycles and Metal music. And Rob would want to be remembered exactly that way. And Rob was all about letting it all hang out in the public on PNW Riders threads, so this IS the most appropriate place to remember him. Please post up memories (be respectful) and pics of Rob here. Honor him for a man that had a tremendous amount of passion, and who I know had a great heart and genuinely loved many of the members motorcycle community like we were brothers and sisters. I've had inquiries about what's going to happen with a funeral, memorial ride, etc. The short answer is that I don't have any solid info yet and things need some time to come together. As I receive info, it will be updated here. - I currently don't know a funeral date, or if it will be open/closed. - I've heard talk about a possible tribute concert, but have no real details and that needs time. - Rest assured that there will almost certainly be a formal memorial ride, (see below for details). Everyone of course wants to honor Rob, and the outpouring has been incredible. Thanks to everyone for that and for being patient and understanding the need for the family to be supported and have the time they need. Link to Memorial Ride thread On Saturday June 16th, there will be a "Monsters of Rock" show at Dante's in Portland and they are dedicating the show to Rob. Saturday, June 16, 2012 MONSTERS OF ROCK PDX2 $10.00 advance Dante's Tickets (TicketsWest) 9pm (doors open at 8pm). Shannon and many of Rob's friends will be there. I can tell you right off that this picture sums up Rob perfectly, and this is how I will always remember him: This is a video that I had the privilege of making and it yet another way to honor Rob: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir12HtzdVgs&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Here's another video of Rob doing what he did best: causing a little drama! We were on a PNW ride and he was air drumming to his metal music and a cop pulled him over while we all watched... http://contour.com/stories/rob-meets-a-cop And he even cleaned up and came to my wedding last year, wearing MOTORCYCLE BOOTS of all things! crackup: crackup: crackup: As Rob has said countless numbers of times, "RIP Rider". I never thought I'd be saying it about him though... Thanks Wendy for this pic. Definitely front page material! And a fantastic shot of Rob taken by Ben at a PSSR ORP track day. He showed up late for the track day, caused all sorts of drama, but he also rode it like he stole it. Bravo Rob, bravo.