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Sad News :(
« on: July 23, 2014, 21:39 »


Dear members, it is with sadness we must convey the passing of one of our most popular and loved members KeithJamesMC who died recently aged 50 following a short illness.

We do not have full details yet but there is a short piece Here

We will endeavor to contact Keiths family to pass on your wishes and respects on behalf of the community.

:(



There is a further tribute Here

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  • « Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 23:51 by L'arri »

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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 21:40 »
    On a personal note I dont really have a lot to say.

    Just that Keith always seemed to be an absolutely great guy. I spoke to him an awful lot by PM, probably multiple times a week, we shared a lot of stuff, he was deeply knowledgeable about a lot of things, especially british cycling.

    Totally flipping gutted
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 21:44 »
    It was always a pleasure to chat with Keith in the shoutbox during the races or discuss cycling or doping with him. One of the posters and users I respected most.

    Dont know what to say.

    Rest in peace Keith.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 22:15 »
    Totally shocked by the sudden, tragic news.
    Far, far too young.
    RIP Keith.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 22:23 »
    Keith, you were one of my favourite posters. A pleasure to discuss things with you, in threads or in the shoutbox.
    Very knowledgeable, and always polite and friendly.

    My thoughts go to Keith's family. I don't know what to say.

    Rest in peace, mate.
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    RIP Keith

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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 22:26 »
    This is awful news. In a forum full of insightful and knowledgeable members, Keith stood out. From the article above, it looks like we weren't the only community to benefit from his fine mind.

    A real loss. Thanks for letting us know, Dim.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 22:27 »
    Damn
    sad
    too young
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 23:49 »
    I was only thinking yesterday that I hadn't seen Keith here in a while.

    We lost a great guy there. Keith had a lovely temperament and I will miss him.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 23:52 »
    Very sad news.

    Condolences to his friends and family. Of course our grief doesn't compare to theirs, but should they ever read this perhaps it will offer a little solace that he is remembered with great fondness in this little community as well.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #9 on: July 24, 2014, 00:06 »
    I will just say it was Search that found out. Im just the bearer of the news. :(

    Having read a couple of tributes and comments about him elsewhere, I understand a bit more about him now. Always came across as very intelligent, even if you didnt agree with him his arguments were always thoughtful, articulate and convincing.

    honestly gutted. going to really miss his posts.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #10 on: July 24, 2014, 00:21 »
    This is shocking news, I'm completely speechless.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 01:00 »
    oh god

    Keith was one of my favourite people here.  Always up for a chat, friendly, happy, intelligent and a truly nice guy.     :(    :(     :(


    RIP Keith

     :(
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 01:21 »
    So sad. Diagnosed on a Friday; gone by the following Monday. Brutal.

    Wishing his family and loved ones all the best.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #13 on: July 24, 2014, 05:23 »
    This is very sad and so sudden. Though i may not share his views on certain things he had wit which i like.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #14 on: July 24, 2014, 10:47 »
    Oh dear. Only noticed when lurking the boards.

    RIP Keith. Will definitely be missed.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 12:01 »
    RIP Keith.

    Condolensces to family and friends.

     :(
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #16 on: July 24, 2014, 12:03 »
    Sad and shocking :(

    RIP
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014, 12:22 »
    Geez, talk about sudden!

    Condolences go out to his family and friends, including those that were close to him here.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #18 on: July 24, 2014, 12:38 »
    My condolences to his family too. It looks like a sudden illness and death.  :(
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #19 on: July 24, 2014, 15:00 »
    Can't believe it. Awful news.
    One of the best, if not the best poster ever on this board and much more besides.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #20 on: July 24, 2014, 15:09 »
    Very sad news.  I haven't been around as much recently but was kind of wondering with the lack of his avatar on the front page.  Condolences to his family
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #21 on: July 24, 2014, 15:35 »
    Terrible news. Didn't know him as well as some of you, but seemed like a great guy. Thoughts go to his family.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #22 on: July 24, 2014, 19:27 »
    Don't really know what to say in such a situation, it seems like I have been gravitating around this all day, being lost for words. In the end I guess all one can do with ones life is to try and make a positive impact on other peoples life's. Keith did that here on VR, as this thread is testament of, and from what I gather from the tribute he did so in many other peoples life's too.

    Rest in Peace,
    Condolences to his family
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014, 20:43 »
    RIP

    Keith was one of the posters who made this small community so great.

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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #24 on: July 24, 2014, 20:53 »
     :(
    oh no
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    he was so sweet..a great poster

    So sudden and an awful loss...crap  so very sorry for those of you here that spoke to hm on a steady basis..so unfair to lose such a young soul
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #25 on: July 24, 2014, 21:29 »
    Did not knew Keith but hope he ride and writing about bikes somewhere!
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #26 on: July 24, 2014, 21:39 »
    terrible news.

    condolences to is family.
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #27 on: July 25, 2014, 07:42 »
    Just terrible
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    Re: Sad News :(
    « Reply #28 on: July 25, 2014, 09:32 »
    Very sad news.  Best wishes to his loved ones.
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