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Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« on: June 06, 2013, 07:07:44 PM »
Sad news I'm afraid.

One of the members of the BMW Touring forum has contacted me today to say that one of our members, "Quinn" (Bob Celko) was tragically killed yesterday while out for a ride on his new Triumph Trophy.


Apparently Bob was an avid rider who had achieved 100K miles on his 1150 RT, and attended many events in the Southeast US. I believe Bob only acquired his Trophy about a month ago.

Bob was on the same 150 mile or so ride that he had been doing about twice a month on Sundays for several years now. His wife Janet said a truck didn't see him and unfortunately hit him. He was airlifted to UNC-CH hospitals and underwent surgery but tragically didn't make it.

Obviously our thoughts and condolenses go out to Bob's family and friends.
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Re: Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 07:43:13 PM »
Sad news indeed.

THoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.

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Re: Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 07:46:56 PM »
Prayers going out to his family and friends.
RIP

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Re: Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 07:59:07 PM »
That's awful, brought a tear to my eye. Best wishes to the family.

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Re: Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 08:03:55 PM »
RIP brother.....      just curious if he was wearing his hi viz at the time...??

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Re: Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 08:26:32 PM »
Sad news indeed. A couple of years ago when we lost a rider on the ST-Owners website, it was posted, to lower your passenger pegs and go for a ride.

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Re: Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 10:10:51 PM »
Terrible news. So sad. RIP Bob.

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Re: Sad news to report - loss of fellow rider
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 10:22:10 PM »
Dang...

Rest in Peace Rider.