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Old 12-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #21
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My condolences. No matter how he went, it is a certainly a loss to both his family and our community as a whole.

Drive safe!
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:13 PM   #22
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Oh man, no bueno. Condolences to the family and friends. This is never a good thing, but this time of year makes it even tougher.

About the address: I think I may have his address somewhere actually. Not that I stalk you people or anything, but we were broken Rotrex bros and traded parts and PMs here and on M.net. He wised up and went turbo, and was one of the reasons I ended up doing the same. Frostyllama left him some iTrader feedback on 11/12/13 so he may still have his address if all else fails.

Godspeed Roy.

Edit: NVM, I see Ben got it

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Old 12-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #23
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Terrible news, just before the holidays. My condolences to the family.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:09 PM   #24
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Very sad.

I am reminded how easily that could have been me a few years ago. Part of the thrill is the risk but it is a pretty big risk.

Godspeed.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #25
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I was just thinking about this, and I hope what I say doesn't come across as insensitive, but I think it's good that he went doing something he loved. So many people wind up in "homes" wasting away for the remainder of their time. He got to go before any of that could happen to him, and for that I think he is lucky.

Someone once said something along the lines of "The object is not to greet Saint Peter in perfect condition. I intend to crash through the pearly gates sliding backwards on the cars roof and on fire."
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:46 PM   #26
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My condolences to the family. RIP.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #27
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"The object is not to greet Saint Peter in perfect condition. I intend to crash through the pearly gates sliding backwards on the cars roof and on fire."
That's my wish as well. Or something to that same extent.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:32 PM   #28
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A card has been sent out to his wife saying that he will be missed from the mt.net community.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:07 PM   #29
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Rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #30
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Thank you, Lars.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #31
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Very sad.

I am reminded how easily that could have been me a few years ago. Part of the thrill is the risk but it is a pretty big risk.

Godspeed.
It is sad that somebody from the community died; however, US 129 is not a place to test your luck. TN has reduced the speed limit from the federal 55mph down to 35mph and it's heavily enforced; however, people do wind up in uh... less than ideal situations. Given the road and terrain, the margin for anything that resembles an error is extremely small.

It's a fun road to drive, but everybody here should (know to) keep it on the track and to try to encourage others to do the same. It's our responsibility to keep the roads safe on the enthusiast's side of things.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #32
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Speed was not a factor. It really was a fluke accident where everything came together to make for a tragic incident. He was teaching the young girl, who was a long time friend of the family, how to drive. Four miatas went out for a leisurely drive, all having passengers. The girl made a small simple mistake that ultimately put them off the shoulder, in a area where there was not a shoulder and over the bank. It is very sad, Roy was a great guy.

Lars, Thank you for sending the card.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #33
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This is very sad, RIP Roy.


Condolences to the family, he seemed like a great guy
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #34
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That's really sad :/ a sad loss of our community.
Toyo R1R and losing it very strange but almost 300hp, The roll bar held up! But I'm thinking from the passenger side hitting that tree is what did it.

We could start a fund or something for the family if need be? No one really plans for these things.
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Sorry to hear this. I lived in Knoxville for almost half of my life so it hits home a bit for me. Prayers to his family and friends.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #36
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RIP
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #37
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Very sad to see the Dragon claim another life, especially an MT member. It's a very real reminder of why I chose to put my car out of commission to make substantial safety improvements.

RIP Roy.
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He will be sorely missed. Thursday was such a weird day. Got a text from another local about a miata going off and there were injuries. Put it up on southeast miatas FB page and found out a group of guys I ride around with went up that day. It was an extreme shock to find out about the wreck, let alone Roy passing later in the day.

Few facts that news reporters suck at.....

It was on MM 10, not 2. The girl is 18-19, not 21. The bark missing on the tree is level with the road, they didn't go air-born. There's others that I'm missing :-\

Also, I considered Roy a good friend. I could always go to him with crazy, non-sensible, expensive turbo/rotrex/whatever ideas and he would support me! He was a really genuine guy, when some local miata club drama happened and it split into two clubs he was one of the only people to be involved with both clubs without anyone caring.

From my understanding, he was teaching the girl how to down-shift properly. Left hand on wheel right hand on the shifter when this happened. Turned in hard for the sharp turn, hand got stuck on her knee, and a panic situation happened :(. It was terrible luck the way it happened, speed wasn't even a factor.
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My heart goes out to his family, and I hope the girl will be ok. I know the pain will be much more than physical for her. It is a very tough and sad situation.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #40
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This is sad.
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