With a cry of disbelief yesterday I read of Bobskoot's passing on David's blog The Scoot Commute. I am still in shock and it is hard to imagine he is gone. I, like others, thought he'd stopped updating his blog due to intermittent wi-fi issues.
I had to wait until today before I read everyone's tribute posts about Bob. My heart was, and still is, heavy with his loss. I feel for his beautiful and patient wife Yvonne and the grief she must be feeling.
I think Rogey summed up my feelings best when he wrote, "Bloody Hell Bob".
I had the good fortune to meet Bob and Yvonne many times over the years, the first time being at the Seattle Motorcycle Show in December 2009. He was a social person and loved to talk about anything, especially photography and gadgets.
I don't know what I can really say that hasn't already been said by others except what I said to Princess ScooterPie on facebook last night, and that was:
"He wasn't just an internet persona.
To those of us that had the fortune to meet him and actually get to know him,
he was larger than life and was the friend you never knew you needed."
Goodbye to you, my trusted friend...........
|(Me, Bobskoot, and Yvonne - Seattle 2009)|
|(Bobskoot and Yvonne - Seattle 2011)|
|(Taken in Joseph, Oregon - IMBC 2012)|
|(Me, Bobskoot, & RichardM - Joseph, Oregon IMBC 2012)|
|(It should say America's Most Loved)|
|(Taking pictures on the way home from IMBC 2012)|
|(San Francisco, CA - January 2013)|
|(San Francisco, CA 2013)|
My favorite photo of Bobskoot was one I took at the IMBC 2012, and how I will always remember him......
|(Our Beloved Bobskoot - IMBC 2012)|
- Au Revoir Mon Ami
" There are things we don't want to happen, but have to accept, things we don't want to know, but have to learn, and people we can't live without, but have to let go." - Author Unknown.