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#570998 - 11/08/14 11:43 am Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: Barb]  
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Sorry to hear.

Godspeed Ron!


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#571033 - 11/08/14 3:35 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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Folks … Here’s a short video of Ron made by a fiend of Kenny Cummings discussing Gold Stars and the Isle of Man races. (What else!) It was filmed at the race track pits at Sonoma, CA and just recently released. The Man had boundless enthusiasm for his sport and will be sorely missed by all of his many friends.

http://vimeo.com/111265713

also here some remarks regards his passing in the Isle of Man TT Forum.

http://www.iomtt.com/Home/Forum/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=382985

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#571086 - 11/08/14 10:48 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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Man, that picture brings back memories of good times. I met Ron at each of the three Internationals I've been to; always learned something and enjoyed the experience.

He'll be missed!!

Lannis


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But I can stop any time I want.
#571097 - 11/09/14 1:01 am Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: Lannis]  
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Truly sad! He will be missed, but that's the glory of this forum. His knowledge and contributions will be saved and relished by enthusiasts from now on! God Speed Ron!

#571393 - 11/10/14 10:32 am Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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I enjoyed reading Ron`s postings even though we never met I liked his input and positive attitude toward Goldstars and Brit bikes in general he will be missed. RIP Ron

#571412 - 11/10/14 12:28 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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I remember meeting him at the IOM International in '08. His genuine niceness, and his limitless enthusiasm for racing his Gold Stars were the take-aways- even from my very brief exposure during that week.
The guy truly had The Light in his entire being. That vimeo vid sure captures it within him, too.

Always sad when such a well loved member of the community dies.
RIP, sincere condolences, and best wishes for his family & friends.


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#571425 - 11/10/14 1:43 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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RIP rider. Thanks for all the help and encouragement on the GS forum.


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#571440 - 11/10/14 3:16 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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I just checked and Rons member number is #19 that means he was #18 as this forum altered the numbers with one digit some years back.

Ron was also with us on the old BSA PitStop time.

Here is a link if you wish to look at Rons forum posts over the years.


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#571473 - 11/10/14 7:24 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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I was totally unaware of this..I was checking Facebook and a video of ron was posted..I watched As I almost always saw ron and the Goldie guys at Harris Turners Party and they would stop by the shop on Daytona race days..I was sure the video was going to end with ron and his great machine setting a record..only when it ended and the scrpt at the end said it all did i learn he had passed,,what a total bummer...i have some pics of past races I will look for and post later...


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#571477 - 11/10/14 7:50 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: Morgan aka Admin]  
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Originally Posted By: Morgan
I just checked and Rons member number is #19 that means he was #18 as this forum altered the numbers with one digit some years back.

Ron was also with us on the old BSA PitStop time.

Here is a link if you wish to look at Rons forum posts over the years.



Thanks for that, Morgan!


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#571503 - 11/10/14 9:13 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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Very sad to hear this. Thanks for posting Harris.

#571535 - 11/11/14 1:00 am Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: Morgan aka Admin]  
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Originally Posted By: Morgan
This is so so sad. Ron was truly a good person, friend, racer and BSA guy and BritBike Forum contributor. R.I.P
Here is a photo from California.
From Left Jim Rice ex BSA factory rider, Morgan BritBike admin and Gold Star Ron him self. God speed.



Sad news for sure. I knew he wasn't well but he helped me with my scraped up throttle in California and made my bike ridable again . He took it home and machined it so that it would hold a cable again. A truly great man who will be missed by many


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#571786 - 11/12/14 4:56 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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Very sad to hear. Only met Ron a couple times, but his reputation as generous, both with his time and his knowledge was in evidence at Petaluma. Rest in Peace.

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#573098 - 11/20/14 4:10 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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It is sad news, I never met Ron, but hsd talked via email when I helped out shipping a tank for a friend of his a few years back, I had hoped I might meet him at Barber, never going to happen now.
My condolences to his family and friends.


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#573619 - 11/24/14 9:15 am Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: Kev.]  
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Met Ron a couple of time here in the UK.

Nice bloke.

RIP Ron

Bob


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#573742 - 11/24/14 8:52 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: MrBSA]  
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Sitting in my little workshop today looking at some BSA Gold Star parts and thinking of Gold Star Ron. He always had a quick and thoughtful answer to my technical questions and good suggestions on how to repair or fix a part.

It was a couple of years ago when he shared with me that he had been diagnosed with cancer and he wanted to talk about how to approach and deal with it. I told him how I had dealt with it and assured him that no matter what I always had a prayer and good thoughts going out to him.

We shared out love of these cantankerous old Brit bikes and just the simple joys of being around the awesome Britbike family.

Your are missed my friend in this little shop in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. Godspeed

Washington Bob

#575847 - 12/10/14 9:19 pm Re: Gold Star Ron, sad day [Re: Washington Bob]  
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AKA Ron from California? He nagged me during my 650 Triumph LSR bike built to stop guessing and get the machine on a dyno. I finally gave in and got more speed and a record holder.
Peace to his friends and family


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