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Old 09-08-2012, 02:19 AM   #76
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Sad sad news, just knew him thru the motorbikin dvd's that dry Aussie sense of humor was awesome! Sorry to hear it philth Thoughts go out to you, his family and other mates!
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:35 AM   #77
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Very, very sad.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:08 AM   #78
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Damm, only just heard from Gundy,what a sad loss, met him a few times in the bike shops here in town and was alway stirring me about doing a simpson ride with him, it will never happen now.... ride the big highway bill and keep the dust in your eyes mate. RIP
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:28 AM   #79
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:53 AM   #80
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Well this news has shocked me...although I had never met Bill, through the DVD's he felt like mate! Condolences to friends and family.

RIP Bill...
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:12 AM   #81
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Just had Tina tell me on the phone. I am at a loss for words, as is she. We have never met Bill but have heard plenty of him and watched all the dvds. Phil and Netty, his family too, our thoughts are with you all.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:35 AM   #82
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I went on a ride three weeks ago with two good mates.
Planning another one in a month.

Ridden with them a lot. Camped and bullshitted around the fire too many times to recall them all.

I'd hate to lose either one. We've been through a lot together over 35 + years.

Never met Bill or Phil but have seen the vids and can see the same camaraderie between them as I share with my mates.

Phil, truly sorry for your loss.

Remember the good times, live and ride wholeheartedly, Bill will be watching.

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:40 AM   #83
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RIP from a fellow tugboat driver and rider. I never met you but feel your mate's and family's loss all the same.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:54 AM   #84
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Gee sad news. Was just thinking about a good mate today who went in 2003 the same way - we all were shocked, still are, can't follow it. Beware lads. R.I.P. Tugboat Bill.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:54 AM   #85
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Never met him, only admired what he did and how he did it. Always thought shit he can ride, the obvious friendship between him and Phil was something that always shone for me. Watched him with the bike builds a true professional, a thinking mans rider it seemed. I keep thinking there are no words but the above and below seem to type themselves

Condolences to his family, Phil, Netty, friends and everyone close

RIP Bill


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Old 09-08-2012, 05:17 AM   #86
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You never know what things are going through people's heads sometime. Tugboat was a dear friend of mine yet I had no idea of his demons. All I can say is I know he enjoyed as much as I did all the rides and times we spent together. He was a lovable bloke and it is easy how people could feel like they knew him from the videos he did with Philth. It is going to be a tough time for all of us to know he's gone. Yes Cougar he will be up there laughing at my stories and the silly stuff I did. I now know now that it is probably one of the things that keep him here a bit longer as is the other mates he had. A big thanks to Philth and the boys for the last two days. Netty we are here for you xxx

RIP Tugboat you were a real Treasure. By the way Hold it Flat up there mate (Speed is Your Friend) yip yip yip yah
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:24 AM   #87
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Really sad and shocked to hear this news...

Condolances to family and friends.....

We all felt we knew him thru his Vids and exploits..

What a pity Black Dog sufferers could'nt read the out pouring effect it has on so many, this thread as example..

RIP mate!!


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Old 09-08-2012, 05:27 AM   #88
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RIP Tugboat Bill

Like many others I have never met Bill but still feel I know him from following his adventures with Phil.

My heart goes out to his family.

Can only hope that he has achieved the peace that he was seeking.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:57 AM   #89
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RIP Bill

Terrible news! Speaking from personal experience Depression is a very difficult thing to deal with and those that don't have it can't understand or relate to, but it's very real! I only knew him through Motorbikin dvd's. What a bloody Legend! You will be sorely missed!
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:18 AM   #90
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Very sad news, left me in tears on my lounge. Never knew him but have watched him and yourself many times laughing out loud. I hope he is at peace. When I am next in the simpson I will say hello to big red for ya Bill. Rest in peace.
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