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Old 01-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #74
Adam Arcane
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Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Northern California coast
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Where did you read that?

This Godspeed will be in the next On The Level BMW rag, along with a big photo spread from the GS Challenge competition:

Early this a.m. I heard the noted British moto journalist Kevin Ash was killed during the South African R1200GS "Waterboxer" press launch. There were road testers from all around the world in attendance, including our own associate Shawn Thomas. No details of how it happened, but it's a reminder that what we do for fun is very dangerous indeed. Our hearts go out to Kevin's wife and his children. He'll be sorely missed.

This just in from another British journalist friend:
"Adam, I've been getting more than a little spooked lately at press intros.
Or should I say "the journalist GP". I've been at a point
of not wanting to click into the mode needed to
run with the pack. It's been invading my confidence and I've spent a lot
of days thinking "I don't want to ride this fast on a public road anymore".
I've seen them fall before. Kevin was a great guy.
Mild mannered, polite, one of the boys. Good at this job, always with
a good word. He will be missed. That could have been me. Or you. One of a
handful of journalists in South Africa on BMWs. A bullet dodged?"
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