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Old 12-03-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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RIP Bill Beckwith - AKA roamtheglobe

Just saw this in the local paper, so sad, my thoughts go out to his family and friends...

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...al-5031031.php
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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What?! Just posted over here yesterday:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...30333&page=284

So sorry to hear. Ride on Bill.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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i just read last night his last post here. sorry to hear. condolence to his love ones.

he had a plan to ride down to baja and got cancelled.

RIP bill.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #4
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Godspeed and ride on Bill
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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It's gut wrenching to read his posts from yesterday and read about his passing last night. Uggh. Drivers around here are getting worse and worse.

RIP, Bill.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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Wow!

This appears to have been his last post. 6:12pm last night.

Horrible.....................Drivers just don't pay attention. One extra look and you can save a life.

"I postponed Baja til dec 26th when a friend or two can join. Let me know if you are down there about that time... "

Too many MC riders dying these days. I witnessed a MC related death last Sunday about a block from my house. Asshole in front of me turned left in front of a MC. The guy never stood a chance. I was the first to reach him and he was already gone...
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #7
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How sad. RIP to the rider, condolences to his loved ones.

Left turners can kill.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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Bill and I spent a number of exchanges talking about him riding V2R this past year (2013). He never made the race but we talked about Baja this fall. This is terrible news.

RIP Bill. Say hey to Kurt for us.

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Old 12-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #9
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That is so sad. When I saw his Baja posting the other day I looked at my calendar, thought about saying "will make it next year," but didn't. Now he's gone?

My prayers and condolences to his family.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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I had no idea that's who that was. I saw his last post yesterday too and was wondering if my family would leave me for going to Mexico again after Xmas.

RIP.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #11
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Wow!

I witnessed a MC related death last Sunday about a block from my house. Asshole in front of me turned left in front of a MC. The guy never stood a chance. I was the first to reach him and he was already gone...
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Was it this one? Article says it happened on a Saturday, but it's by your house
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20131129/marine-killed-in-long-beach-collision-remembered

I was just reading the story. Bad news.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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Rob
Was it this one? Article says it happened on a Saturday, but it's by your house
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20131129/marine-killed-in-long-beach-collision-remembered

I was just reading the story. Bad news.
Yep, sorry it was Saturday as I was coming home from CF.. It wasn't a Nissan Altima, it was a grey Z370.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear

Saw the news this eve on a Sac station.Thought about replying to his Baja post, didnt know it was the same guy.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:12 PM   #14
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I live in the area of the accident. It's an awful intersection/area he was riding in. Very dark and busy at that time of night (830pm). Sad sad story.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #15
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I had no idea that's who that was. I saw his last post yesterday too and was wondering if my family would leave me for going to Mexico again after Xmas.

RIP.
I had his post open and checked the calendar at the same time, so sad.
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