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#301 WW'sFJR

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:12 PM

Just thought I would chime in here also and pay my respects to Tim and his family
for their loss.

I met him during Khunajawdge's carnitas BBQ in Los Osos, which if anyone recalls was
one hell of a great time.

God bless him for all the energy, wit, laughter and love he brought to the FJR Forum.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

Just heard. No words right now.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:32 PM

Iím new to this forum and the fjr. Never met Tim but have enjoyed many of his threads and posts. Very sad news and hits home because Iím his same age. Itís good to know that this forum is more than just cyber talk, members truly care about the person behind the keyboard.
My Heart goes out to his family and friends..R.I.P. Tim

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (wellsj @ Aug 23 2008, 03:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My condolences to all of Tim's family and to all the people he touched on this forum. I never met him but he was a very familiar person to me on this board and enjoyed his wit and humor.


Sorry to hear about Two wheel Nut leaving the planet. I never met him ,but he always had funny posts. My condolences . He will be missed.


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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:47 PM

Just back from vacation, I can't believe I'll never see his 1, 2, or 3 word wisecrack posts again. I cannot begin to count how many times he made me laugh from his forum posts.

Said a few words to Tim at the 06 WFO but never really got a chance to spend time with him. My condolences to Patti & the family.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:27 PM

So awful! I joined this forum when TWN announced it's existence on S-T.N in June '05... never looked back. It won't be the same without him here.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:48 PM

I don't frequent this forum much these days...but tonight I thought I'd see what everyone was up to. I was in shock when I read this thread. At first I thought TWN was a dick...and after reading his posts for a few years...well I still thought he was a dick but a good guy too, and a huuuuge contributor to the entertainment of reading this forum. It will be different here...sad news, really sad to see another one gone. RIP

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:14 PM

This is very sad. I never met Tim, and am not sure what to add, other than what has already been said...really enjoyed reading his posts.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:42 AM

Wow. My first day back from an extended trip and this is what I find. sad.gif

I'm very sorry to hear about this and my best wishes go out to TWN's friends and family.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:48 PM

TWN was a regular poster on the Million Mile Challenge thread. Not all came with descriptions, but here they are . . .

rack me up for 180 miles of local back road riding on 1/1/08
Add 2 miles for me today! Test rode my newly reassembled FJR after the GPS/general service work.
245 miles today
370 today. I wasn't trying and Duff was holding me up
1,187 from Thursday 'til today. Yeah, I know, I was slacking, but I had to take some photo's and experience a promenade of the femoral kind from a greatly gammed ecdysiast.
Piddly 145 today on the Wabs. Fuggin' wind
210 Sunday. The poppies are everywhere!
260 today, 60 of it in the dirt. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
660 this weekend running bovine blockades with Carver and RenoJohn.
513 yesterday and today
225 with lots of dirt below the wheels... Waaaaahooooooooo!

330 this weekend, plus the odo tip-toed past 60,000.
I ran outta coffee beans today, so 363 miles for running that errand.
455
182. Freaky

Erm... +35.
5,873. Anyone like some Alaskan bugs? I gots plenty.

For what it's worth, he put 14,235 miles underneath two wheels this year. Godspeed.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:09 PM

Godspeed TWN! Here is a tribute video to Tim



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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:38 PM

Dam it, I've been out of touch here and just saw this terrible news.
All the good guys are leaving us to soon. Didn't get to meet Tim but always enjoyed his great wit and humor.
I'm glad he got to take that trip to Alaska. Peace to you Tim and your family, this place will never be the same for me again.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE (Califcruiser @ Sep 2 2008, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Godspeed TWN! Here is a tribute video to Tim


Excellent !!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:56 PM

Very nice jdog! Thank you.....PM. <>< cry.gif

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:24 PM

I heard about this last week when I e-mailed Gypsy when I was in Southern Cal prior to the 3 Flags. No internet and Sylvia and I've been riding hard ever since. We just got home tonight.

Can never make any sense out of crap like this. I'm so glad that Tim got to do his Alaska ride after NAFO - a good lesson to us all as we nver know what time we have left.

TWN was a big man with a big heart - he will be missed...

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:07 AM

Just got back in town...can't believe it! So sad.
R.I.P TWN.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:04 AM

My condolenses go out to Tim's family.
RIP, friend.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:42 PM

I feel very fortunate to have met Tim Bates and to have been able to spend some time with him.

You could certainly tell that Tim knew how to be a good friend. He had a nice calm and caring way about him, and yet could still give you shit. I really enjoyed the time that I got to spend with Tim.

Hanging with Tim was like wearing that really comfortable pair of jeans and and well worn sneakers. Just damn comfortable with no pretences.

Tim I will miss you.

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:48 AM

With Sadness I type

To all those who knew TWN my condolences

In peace may you rest

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:57 PM

Just found out at EOM08. God Speed. Only knew you online, but I laughed 'til I hurt more than once.
I wish I could come up with something clever to say...

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