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Old 09-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #46
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Aaah fuggit, that's hard news, Phil. Never met Tuggers, but like many on here we rode with him across the country, through flooded streams and down rocky tracks, all the while amazed by his happy-go-lucky attitude. Depression is a bitch. Let's raise a glass tonight, not just to Bill, but to those left behind. RIP.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #47
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I have had the honour of talking to Bill on a couple of occasions, mostly to pick his brain for riding tips, and I will now treasure the gold nuggets of advice he patiently explained.

I was floored to hear of his passing yesterday, such a sad time for all those who's lives he touched, both in small ways and big. Deepest condolences to Netty, Phil and all else who loved, and were loved by him.

RIP Tugger.

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #48
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+1 to all comments. I am lost for words - stunned. Only knew him through here and the motorbikin dvds and the great rides on them. We have lost a good mate. Condolances to family & friends.

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:45 PM   #49
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Tragic news. RIP Tugboat Bill

Thinking of you Phil and Bill's family and friends.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #50
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That black fuggin dog.

Condolances to family and friends.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #51
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I also never got to meet Bill, but through Phils DVD`s you do get to feel a connection with the person.
My thoughts are with his Family and Friends.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #52
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #53
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Sad news. Ride in peace Bill.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:01 PM   #54
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #55
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That flaming dog can truly blindside even when you think you've finally got it leashed.

My condolences to Bill's family, Netty and Phil.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #56
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Thanks for the laughs

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #57
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My thoughts are with all that were close to Bill. Depression can happen to anyone....
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:02 PM   #58
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RIP Bill
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My fav Bill saying is "warm ya cockles" classic :-)
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:08 PM   #59
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onya,phil,didnt know if you were going to post it up,yesterday was a day i wont forget for a long time,he is probably still laughing at gundies bloody stories.R.I,P bill NETTY is doing well so far,she is surronded by all her freinds and family and has the whole adv community as well.

RIP bill,it was a honour knowing you.
OMG... Really sad news... what a legend of a man. Thoughts and condalances to Phil, Netty, his family & his many adventure riding mates... We are all indeed saddened by his sudden departure however we will remember and celebrate his adventurous life, where he touched, moved and inspired so many of us that he has left behind. RIP Tugger...
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #60
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Bloody hell. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Gutted
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