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I have just spotted this, such sad news.

I can only reiterate what  other's have  posted, rode out with Bob on numerous occasions and we always had a laugh. No matter how many time's he ended up on the floor! Always smiling and the first to help with a breakdown, getting his hands dirty. A true gent. My condolences to his family, RIP Bob.



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I never rode with Bob, like I never rode with Ollie, but I was proud to join Ollie on his last ride, even in the pouring rain, and it seems a great shame that we cannot pay the same tribute to Bob, and demonstrate to his wider family, the high regard in which he was held by his fellow green laners. RIP.



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RIP Bob - never met you but it seems a massive amount of love for you, from your DTRF friends here

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I had some great days out with Bob when I lived in Exeter. Rip Bob, the world has lost a true gent.
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Such a shame that the World has lost such a likeable and positive character.



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Perhaps,once this is all over and we get let out to play in the lanes again, we could all dedicate our first ride out to Bob.  I never met him or had the pleasure of riding with him but in his honour. Maybe if everyone chucked something in the hat we could do something good.

Im not proposing we all go out together just all go out somewhere with your mates in tribute to him.

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Lots of rides on the same day meeting at a central ish point 

For a moment of remembrance and respect ?



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I feel a ride out to 'Hound tor' the 'meeting place' for everyone at lunch time for a healthy burger!wink

Thats if 'The hound of the Baskerville' is still running? smile

Bouncing Bob R.I.P. run (BBRIP) wink 



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We could organise an underemployed catering van to meet us, in the event that everyone is still hiding ..........

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I have just had a phone call from Bob's widow Val.

I was going to email Val a link to the forum so she could read the lovely comments but she beat me too it and found it herself.

She was greatly moved by all that she read and understands how important Bob was to us. She asked me to pass on her thanks and appreciation and to say that a memorial service would be held when we return to some form of normality which will enable us to properly show our respect.

She has had printed a photo of Bob on his bike to put on the coffin. I mentioned Bob's trademark Tasmanian Devil stuffed toy that adorned his TTR headlight and Val is going to check if its still there and, if it is, that may also now go with him.

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Brilliant - very good of you, Val and Brian.

The least Bob deserves, I'll certainly be there, wenever. smile

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I have just had a phone call from Bob's widow Val.

I was going to email Val a link to the forum so she could read the lovely comments but she beat me too it and found it herself.

She was greatly moved by all that she read and understands how important Bob was to us. She asked me to pass on her thanks and appreciation and to say that a memorial service would be held when we return to some form of normality which will enable us to properly show our respect.

She has had printed a photo of Bob on his bike to put on the coffin. I mentioned Bob's trademark Tasmanian Devil stuffed toy that adorned his TTR headlight and Val is going to check if its still there and, if it is, that may also now go with him.

Brian


 

 Sounds like a lovely idea, as it just feels so cruel at the moment.. 

 For some reason I can't help but think he'd want to have his tyre levers. As he was always the first to sort out others punctures.



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Bob's son John rang earlier about funeral arrangements.

There will be a live webcast and John has asked me to share login details:

If you would like to see the live webcast of Bob's funeral please follow the link below.

Name Robert Lewis

Location Exeter and Devon Crematorium - St Pauls Chapel

Date & Time Thursday 30/04/2020 13:00

Event Number 739987 - please quote this on all correspondence and when calling

Email Downloadable Link

https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view

Login / Order ID: 25910
Password: fwfqstes



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Just a reminder bump



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Starts in a few minutes at 1pm

 

Name Robert Lewis

Location Exeter and Devon Crematorium - St Pauls Chapel

Date & Time Thursday 30/04/2020 13:00

Event Number 739987 - please quote this on all correspondence and when calling

Email Downloadable Link - Recipient: lewis-john@sky.com

 

https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view
Login / Order ID: 25910
Password: fwfqstes



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Sadly the webcast seems to have frozen, or is it just my computer?
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I thought the same Dan but it just took a while to get in. Sadly I missed the very beginning but, in the circumstances, that was a pretty good send off.

The readings certainly caught the spirit of a lovely man. RIP Bob!



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I can only reiterate what Brian has said. RIP Bob. 



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I got half way through then it froze, and wouldn't let me back in, I did get to hear about his TRF capers though! RIP Bob.

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Same here Brian, but better than missing all together.

I'm sure there would have been forty middle aged men whistling to the Monty Python tune though!



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Not just me then )-:

I did a dummy run last night and it all looked ok
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Today the old last century computer bumbling along on XP finally lit up around 1.05 and said 'no compatible media'

Ok quick ferret with the new i-pad and from the forum link all I got was a white screen and 'about blank' ......... doh

So lets try the dumb phone ......... nope, all I could get was what looked like a buffering video.


So now I am changing bact out of my best clothes and getting back to work.


RIP Bob

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RIP Bob

Some of that made me laugh and some made me cry, what a lovely send off.

 



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Oh dear - the technology isn't quite there yet it seems cry

I am on a fast link here so, apart from a couple of very short screen freezes, I managed to watch it all the way through and we were able to sing along to "Always look on the bright side of life" at the end biggrin

I will find out if there is a recording that can be made available.

 



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Oh dear - the technology isn't quite there yet it seems cry

I am on a fast link here so, apart from a couple of very short screen freezes, I managed to watch it all the way through and we were able to sing along to "Always look on the bright side of life" at the end biggrin

I will find out if there is a recording that can be made available.

 


 Brian , I have FTTP at 150mb so I dont think it was at my end, my guess is that the system and its servers are being stretched to their limit. 

I hope theres a recording available, I dont quite feel like Ive said goodbye to Bob yet.

dan 



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when I lost video I sent an email to the webcasters, the help desk sent the reply below. Hopefully there will be a recording that anyone who didnt manage to join in will be able to watch.

Such a sad loss.




Dear Sir

Sorry for the delay, we are experiencing unprecedented levels of emails due to demand for webcasting during the ongoing coronavirus situation.

We are sorry to hear you have experienced issues in viewing the service. After each webcast we send a downloadable recording of the service to an email address nominated by the funeral director or crematorium that can then be forwarded on and we will endeavour to send this as soon as possible. The download link is valid for 7 days from when it is issued and allows you to download a copy that you can keep.

Once again our apologies in getting back to you later than we would have liked.

Kind Regards

Webcasting
Wesley Media
01536 314 891



-- Edited by devondan on Thursday 30th of April 2020 06:52:01 PM



-- Edited by devondan on Thursday 30th of April 2020 10:05:04 PM

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Such sad news. I was putting finger to keyboard last night mithering about the loss of Marty Smith. Then I read this. The first time I've been 'touched' by covid really. When I did my compendium of riding in Devon, Bob featured strongly owing to him being great video fodder combined with my poorly understood layout of Devon lanes meant he bounced a lot on my rides.... . Last time we went out I managed to route us up those bloody steps in stokeinteignhead... Not sure he thanked me for that.... RIP Bob.

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Bob's son John told me yesterday and he is still waiting for the link to the recording of the service from the funeral guys.

I will post it up as soon as  I get it.

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Very sad news to hear about the passing of Badger Bob. I first met him on a number of ride outs with Brian TTR in 2009/2010. What a smashing chap with a real 'have a go' spirit and a ready infectious smile. A great guy and a pleasure to have known. RIP

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Bob's son John emailed me the link to the webcast download this morning as he had promised and said for me to share it freely - so here is the link.

https://we.tl/t-lLuEm4ybIf

This link is valid for 7 days from today and allows anyone who it's shared with to download a copy that they can keep.

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Thanks very much for putting the link up, Brian.

Typical Bob - Always Looking On The Bright Side and he certainly Did It His Way.

RIP Bob.

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Did anyone save it, sadly I missed the deadline.
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devondan wrote:

Did anyone save it, sadly I missed the deadline.
Dan


Yes Dan, I do.

I'm not sure if I'm permitted to upload to Youtube or Vimeo. It's 528mb in size. 

What are my options to share?



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Thanks Tribey, How about drop box?
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devondan wrote:

Thanks Tribey, How about drop box?
Cheers
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Thanks Ray ... got it!

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Such terrible news and my condolences go out to all his friends and family

I had the honour of riding with Bob once and he was a real gent, such a sad loss of a really genuine person who made the day relaxed and fun. I remember him coming off on the slippery stone near Exeter at a ford crossing, getting up, back on bike and saying "that was slippery" with a smile.

RIP

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Not been on the forum for ages and this is the first thing Ive read is about the sad loss of Bob. That guy brings back so much memories and he was fitter than a butchers dog. I remember doing a mid Devon run which a 9 hour hard ride out and Bob was on it, next day I was blimin aching and had to go to B&Q, got out the car and saw Bob, I said Im bloody stiff and aching after yesterday and Bob just said he was fine and nothing ached! My kids and Becky all fondly remember Bob as well, when we ran runs from my house and Bob was always early and the girls would make him fresh muffins. A sad loss to a horrible virus, Bob will always be in my thoughts.

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