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Old 05-12-2015, 09:47 AM   #1
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Goodbye my friend.

A good friend and fellow airhead Allan Arnold ( Bobloblaw ) sadly passed away last week after a short battle with cancer.

When you buy a motorcycle from someone on Craigslist you never anticipate seeing them again, let alone becoming good friends. A few years ago I bought my GS from Allan, we stayed in touch, wrenched together, had a beer or two and also went on several adventures.

Allan was already a seasoned adventurer with rides to Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala and South Africa under his belt. We did most of our riding in British Columbia. He taught me lots about riding and taking care of my airhead, I will be eternally grateful.





Allan ( right ) and I, September 2014 Cariboo/Chilcotin Trip.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. A loss for us all I'm sure.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:06 AM   #3
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A brother goes down, only to rise again in unending "The Long Way Round" Adventure in the sky.

Condolences, but it sounds like his was a life well lived.

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Old 05-12-2015, 10:08 AM   #4
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one of the ways any of us can live on is in the hearts of others... he obviously was a great friend and mentor to you. it is good that you will take him through life with you and maybe pass on some of what he taught you to others... sorry for your loss.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:36 AM   #5
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:37 AM   #6
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I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:11 AM   #7
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Everyone is born, lives and dies. What is important is how you live and what your legacy is. Friend Bob did well.

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Old 05-12-2015, 06:42 PM   #8
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I had the pleasure of riding with Allan last fall on a Back Roads to Bella Coola adventure. His R100GSPD broke down in Lilloette on the way up. We managed to get it running well enough for him to nurse it back to Vancouver where he promptly jumped on his 1150 GS and caught up to us the next morning while we were having breakfast at Lee's Corner. Shows how much he loved to get out for a Gnarly Adventure and I'll miss not riding with him again.
Hope there's lots of twisty's up there for you Allan.

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Old 05-12-2015, 07:56 PM   #9
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Everyone is born, lives and dies. What is important is how you live and what your legacy is. Friend Bob did well.

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Great way to put it. He did well.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:21 PM   #10
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So sorry for your loss.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:55 PM   #11
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Boblawlaw or Bobloblaw ?

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Old 05-12-2015, 09:00 PM   #12
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RIP Allan.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:23 AM   #13
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:35 AM   #14
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RIP Allan.

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Old 05-13-2015, 05:18 AM   #15
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It has been my belief for some time: you get one ticket, make the ride count.

Sounds like he lived fully.

Still, it stings. RIP.
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