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Old 09-04-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Cry Vale Davo Jones (aussiedav)

Most here would know that aussiedav entered the 09 Iron Butt Rally in America.. News is filtering through slowly but from all reports, Dave has hit a Deer which resulted in a nasty accident just 200 odd kilometers from the finish line.. Sadly, he has sustained some very serious head injuries.. He is being operated on but the news isn`t looking good at this stage.. I`m hoping the reports are wrong but he may not make it through the night..

My thoughts, prayers and best wishes go to Dave and his family..

Keep fighting mate..


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Old 09-04-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Sorry to read this terrible news. Hopefully he can somehow come through it. He's been an inspiration to many of us.

Fingers crossed for Dave and his family.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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Thinkin of your family dave!!

Hope the reports are wrong

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Old 09-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Unfortunatley there will be no miracle, Dave Jones has just lost his fight.
Rest in peace mate.
Condolences to Wil and his family
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #5
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Unfortunatley there will be no miracle, Dave Jones has just lost his fight.
Rest in peace mate.
Condolences to Wil and his family
Sad, sad news Chris..

RIP Dave..
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:33 PM   #6
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SHIT!! That sucks. I have been following him since day 1 of the rally.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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Bloody hell RIP Dave
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:40 PM   #8
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Terrible news !!! I'd never met Dave personally, but could tell from his many posts over the years that he was one of the good guys.

Thoughts are with his family and friends. Ride on Dave.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #9
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This totally sucks!..so sad

A bit of how I knew Davo. When I did my trip across Oz, i put out a help to get a supplier for the airhawk seat cushions. Davo rang me up and pointed me to the direction on a supplier in Noosaville. He also said that if i still had trouble, he would lend me his own one. A few days later he rang me back up to check how things were progressing and just to say hi.

He mentioned he was pumped for the iron butt ride. Really hits hard, especially when I've spoken to him one minute (so to speak) and now this..at least he died what he loved doing.

RIP Davo mate and condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:54 PM   #10
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Unbelievable.... I'm shocked.

Dave told me a story about one of his rides that made me want to buy two huge driving lights, strap it to the front of the bike and just ride all night. Such was his passion for getting out there to "just ride".

Ride on ahead Dave. Sadly missed
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:55 PM   #11
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RIP Davo

This really sucks - he was a real gentleman
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:56 PM   #12
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Very, very sad news.
RIP
My sincerest condolences to all of Dave's family and friends.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #13
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Buggar, Buggar.... R.I.P. Davo.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:09 PM   #14
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R.I.P Davo
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:16 PM   #15
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That is the most terrible news. I met Dave at last years Far Cairn Rally & enjoyed hearing about his exploits on the long haul rides he had a passion for. Like may of us here, I had pride in the fact that we had a couple of Aussies representing us in such a prestigious event. He was at the top of his game to get a start there & it is so sad that it has ended this way. Was so looking forward to catching up with him at this years Far Cairn. Thinking of his Family at this sad sad time, RIP AussieDave.
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