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Robert passed away today (11-10-21) at 12:30 after a 10 month battle with colon cancer.

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I am saddened for his family's' loss. I just started reading his thread this morning about it.

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It is very sad news to hear about Robert’s passing.
Our sincere condolences goes to his family.
Qb1 was a frequent poster for many years but I never came to know him personally.


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May he R.I.P..


Gordon, how old was Robert?


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I had the pleasure of seeing Robert several times at TWO. He was a pleasure and a heck of a painter. His Goldwing was beautiful. My condolences to the family.


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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
Gordon, how old was Robert?

I’m not 100% sure but I think he was 59-60.

He mentioned in his “Your Attention Please” thread that it’s recommended you get tested at 50 and he was 9 years late.

There was a time when I thought 60 was old ( didn’t we all?). I know now it’s way to young to leave.

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Only met him twice but read thousands of his posts. In person, he was sort of a "Larger than Life" personality, at least to me. I'm really sorry he's gone, and I feel for his family. Sometimes you think you have decades to go, and then .....

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I only had a few "conversations" with OB1, but you couldn't miss his postings. I have the strong impression that he took from and gave his fullest with his life... so had a rewarding one.

Well lived, farewell and be in peace Robert.

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Robert and I weren’t “close”. I don’t think any of us ever saw him on a Brit bike. I’m not exactly sure what brought him to this site. He did attend a few of our events and fit in well. He did own at least a couple of unit singles and he shared photos of them over the years. We had a sale/auction one year for Anna and he offered up a NOS Triumph 250 seat…….so the BritBike connection was there.

He was a take charge kinda guy….more of a leader than a follower but if you needed his help he was right there.

It’s Anna Mott that had him and I connected. He stepped in there and ran with it. There’s a list as long as my arm of the stuff he did for that family……all on him.
I saw and experienced that part of him. He was a good man in my book and he will be missed.

I know he had at least one daughter that was a motorcyclist……pretty accomplished off-road rider. One of these days she might find these posts and I want to thank all of you that have taken the time to say something…….I can imagine it will mean a lot to the family.

Bless all of you……stay healthy. Life is terminal……love, laugh and be kind.

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Thank Gordon for your kind words-- you nailed it! Robert was 59 and could be stubborn as the day is long. We have two daughters that rode starting at age 5. Both girls have those shared memories of learning how to "keep your toes up" riding trail. He was VERY PROUD that both girls wanted ride!

If Robert saw something that needed to be done he just DID IT and wouldn't wait for someone to ask him for help. And yes, he would give you the shirt off his back- no questions asked.

His connection and love for Miss Anna ran as deep as his love for his girls and family!! He was always thinking "outside the box" to help Anna and her family live day to day.

Robert love his restored "naked" Honda Gold Wing which was taken from him in October 2020 by a distracted driver running a red light. His next project bike was to be the BSA from his Dad.

After Robert's accident (that should have killed him) we realized GOD had saved him for one final mission-- Make sure EVERYONE you know got their Colonoscopy done! He would tell anyone (friend or stranger) "Don't be a dummy like me...go get that camera up your butt!!!"

thank you for allowing me to share and read your posts. Robert will missed but never forgotten!

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Originally Posted by Ob1quixote R.I.P.
Thank Gordon for your kind words-- you nailed it! Robert was 59 and could be stubborn as the day is long. We have two daughters that rode starting at age 5. Both girls have those shared memories of learning how to "keep your toes up" riding trail. He was VERY PROUD that both girls wanted ride!

If Robert saw something that needed to be done he just DID IT and wouldn't wait for someone to ask him for help. And yes, he would give you the shirt off his back- no questions asked.

His connection and love for Miss Anna ran as deep as his love for his girls and family!! He was always thinking "outside the box" to help Anna and her family live day to day.

Robert love his restored "naked" Honda Gold Wing which was taken from him in October 2020 by a distracted driver running a red light. His next project bike was to be the BSA from his Dad.

After Robert's accident (that should have killed him) we realized GOD had saved him for one final mission-- Make sure EVERYONE you know got their Colonoscopy done! He would tell anyone (friend or stranger) "Don't be a dummy like me...go get that camera up your butt!!!"

thank you for allowing me to share and read your posts. Robert will missed but never forgotten!

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Bless you Renee.

My last conversation with him was when I got his "fun run" dates mixed up and I showed up a WEEK early. I texted asking how to find him and he called me right back. "Didn't you LOOK at the flyer I sent ya?" I could tell he was hurting. ( he texted me the next day telling me he was taking lots of meds...he really didn't like that) Next weekend ( the right one this time) I stopped at a grocery store and checked in (via text) to see if you guys needed me to pick anything up before I came into camp.......no reply. I knew right then something was up......that wasn't like Robert not to answer.

I did not know that BSA was from his father. I do remember photos of at least one of your daughters riding her bike. He was proud of his family, he bragged about his girls and your "nanner" pudding.

He was a good man, I don't need to tell you that. We always enjoyed having him around. We knew his heart was with his off road groups but he shared with us too and we were better for it.

We're going to miss him..........hopefully his message about getting checked will help someone take that leap.

I've said this all along.......if there's anything we can do to help, just let us know. It's what Robert would have done.

Bless you girl.......stay strong.

Gordon Gray just up the road in NC

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I have to add my name to the list of bb.com members that knew him only via this forum.

His activity and engagement was much appreciated.

As you said, even if him only posting the ONE THREAD regarding the value of a colonoscopy was ALL he ever did, it is INVALUABLE. So, to hear of all he did for Anna, and I'm sure others, it is mighty nice to know we got to correspond with a GREAT guy.

Please accept my condolences, and God bless y'all real good.


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I never can find the right words, I hope others better able will say them for me.
God Speed Robert


Thank you folks for putting the right words together


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Man, that sucks to see this! I have some contract work down in Charleston on occasion. He and I were texting back and forth back in May to meet up for dinner, but he and his wife got some sniffles from his daughter and had to back out at the last minute. My last text to him said that we'd have to meet up when I come back down there this year. I'm saddened to hear this news. Much like the last time I tried to meet Dennis Brown for lunch and a ride, I guess there's a life lesson to be learned to take advantage of the present.


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Sad news indeed. Robert was a Good Man- I was only around him twice but he was super peasant to hang with.
Sincere & heartfelt condolences to his wife & daughters.


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I can only add my condolences to the family. I never met Robert but when I first started mucking about painting tanks he stepped in ( Along with Bill ) and offered a great deal of invaluable advise that I still use today. A good bugger and I will miss his posts here.

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You couldn't miss his posts on any thread.... now we will all miss his posts.
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