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Old 01-14-2003, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Re: Tester Ronnie Smith dies in accident.

I fell sorry for him... He was riding a motorcycle? Or it was a car acident... If he was riding, at least we can say that he die doing something that he likes... that´s bad anyway.
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Old 01-14-2003, 04:04 AM   #2
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From what I read it sounded like he was on a scooter and was struck by a car.
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Old 01-14-2003, 09:15 AM   #3
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Godspeed to Ronnie.
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Old 01-14-2003, 09:54 AM   #4
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Also see:



http://www.racecorporation.co.uk/index.htm



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Old 01-14-2003, 11:17 AM   #5
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Though I only knew him from PB, man, Ronnie was awesome. I almost can't believe he's dead now. Hope he's in a better place.
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Old 01-14-2003, 11:35 AM   #6
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Vale Ronnie. He was always great value. The approach the Poms take to testing bikes nicely balances the US approach.
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Old 01-14-2003, 04:49 PM   #7
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A tragic loss. But this is part of what we do. I read PB all the time. Ronnie will be sorely missed by us. My prayers go to his family.
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Old 01-15-2003, 03:28 AM   #8
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Wow. I can't believe this one. I'm not an avid reader of PB, but I can tell you that when I have, Ronnie always struck me as being not only funny, but extremely talented. Wasn't he the one who deliberately low sided a bike for an article? That may have been a little nutty, but undoubtedly Ronnie was a hell of a better rider than 95% of us could ever hope to be.



I don't know the circumstances surrounding this tragic event, but it just goes to show that public roads are very dangerous...even for the best.



Be careful out there everyone and Godspeed to Ronnie.
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