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Old 07-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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Cry ADVrider "trekkingbee" is gone

inmate trekkingbee was killed in a motorcycle crash in mexico last november: news story here
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Dies in accident abroad

Driving a BMW motorcycle

A motorcyclist Vietnamese origin residing in United States met his death at kilometer 124 +500 of the road into the intersection to Benjamin Hill.

Around 12 noon on Monday, Tran Quoc Tuan residing in Milpitas, California, traveling aboard a 2001 BMW motorcycle with plate movement 1551690, heading south to north when the fatal accident occurred.

While Santacruz Antonio Flores, the driver of a Ford, Heavy Dutty with Arizona plates movement, invaded the lane while trying to avoid a collision, but his attempt struck a truck called Rabones.

Because of the coup, the tractor turned and placed in the west to east in the intersection to Benjamin Hill. An alien could not avoid the blow was struck and killed.
i didn't know the man in person, but he was an upstanding member of the ADV tool pool and he will be missed. he was more active over on f650.com than here on advrider (also known as trekkingbee over there). i just had the very sad fortune of having his wife relay me the news 8 months after his death and she was sobbing like it just happened yesterday. tears are welling up in my eyes as i type i feel so sad.


here is his bmw f650 just a few weeks before the trip

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here's a pic of him calling around for parts at a bay area "f650.com" tech day

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here he is grubbing down with some fellow inmates at the same tech day (center)

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godspeed trekkingbee and prayers to the family you left behind
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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I had the pleasure of meeting Tuan at the tech day in the photos above. He really knew his F650 and couldn't wait to get his hands dirty helping out on the various jobs we were all messing with. Throughout the course of the day he shared his travel experiences and plans with us. A true adventurer with a passion for the journey and a nice person.

Very sad.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Ahhh this SUCKS. Sorry to hear this.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:19 AM   #4
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:37 PM   #6
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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So sad. RIP.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:03 PM   #8
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Ack.

Godspeed trekkingbee.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:44 PM   #9
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So sad...

What a terrible loss of a young life. God bless his wife and family.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:53 PM   #10
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Wow

Yeah, this really is not good. I too met Tuan for the first time at this session and couldn't believe the amount he had traveled. Tuan was really living life on his terms and seeing the world.
RIP Tuan you were one of a kind
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:42 PM   #11
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RIP Trekkingbee.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:00 AM   #12
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RIP Tuan
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:07 AM   #13
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Never mind. Just found the news link.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #14
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This ALWAYS sucks so bad.....

RIP Tuan...
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #15
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Terrible news

I met Tuan several times to talk motorcycles and he was a great person. He helped me out with my F650 with some tips he'd learned over the years. He will be missed.

RIP brother.
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