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VERY SAD NEWS. PLEASE READ

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:50 pm
by Plipton
All,

I have just received an email saying that Dr F (Tony Steele) was killed yesterday in a bike accident. My thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this very sad time.

Tony was a great bloke with a wicked sense of humour only a northerner could get away with.

A dear friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Rick

:cry:

http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/latest- ... 4140145.jp

http://outlawbiker.co.uk/news.php?readmore=4804

Edited to say:

Tony's girlfriend Zoe was kind enough to email me some photos of the 2 of them which are attached below with her permission.

Thank you Zoe and look after yourself. Having spoken to you I know Tony was a very lucky man.

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I know these pix will mean a lot to many people.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:52 pm
by weeksy
Jesus !!!! i was only chatting to him about the MOd/Forum stuff on Friday.

Deeply saddened by this news.

If we can do anything like send a card/flowers i'd be more than happy to do either as an individual or as a 'group'.

RIP fella...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:52 pm
by cjc
I'm very sorry. Dr F was my favorite.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:02 pm
by superDUKE220
OMG.... I'm so very saddened by this. I truly will miss Tony :cry:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:07 pm
by Blizzard
Thats' awful news :(

I've only been here a few days, but Dr F had already been a great help. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:36 pm
by rigga
Very very sad news indeed,Tony was an integral part of this site with his take on things,and his responces to posts,will be very much missed by all on here ...... thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very very sad time :cry:

RIP Dr F.......

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:43 pm
by sdrk
Bloody hell, I'm gutted to hear that.

Strange, never met the guy, but reading his posts and talking through the forum gives you an odd connection, and it feels like I knew him.

RIP.

Dr F. aka Tony Steele

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:05 pm
by lockwood
Very shocked and saddened to read this. Tony, a fellow Yorkshireman, helped me out on more than one occasion, and was always keen and prompt to offer his expertise and knowledge, (and occasional sarcasm!)

The forum won't be quite the same without him!

P.S. Squire's cafe in Sherburn in Elmet has become quite an accident blackspot recently, perhaps the entrance/exit needs re-siting or something?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:18 pm
by weeksy
Sorry to say but based on his real name, and after discussions with a few coppers, this does indeed to be true.

He was leaving the cafe towards the bridge (i've never been there so only going on what i've been told) the car in front stopped and swerved, he hit the car and ended up being run over by an on-coming car and was killed.

All relatives etc have been informed so i feel i can post up this much information..

Once again, RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:04 am
by collyer
Godspeed, Dr F.

Make sure it's safe for the rest of us, we'll all ride together one day.

RIP. :(

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:34 am
by Joely Boy
RIP Doctor, condolences go out to his family and friends.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:00 am
by Stobie
This is awful.

I would have liked to have met him.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:02 am
by Captain Pugwash
Oh shit,that's bloody awful.

I was with a mate a few years back on a trip in France when he died in a similar way.


RIP.


My thoughts are with his family.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:26 am
by trackadict
My favorite too...we shared the same thinking about orange, and carbon fiber, and his sense of humor/sarcasm.

I remember one post where he and I were battling over CRG bar end mirrors. I will never forget his biggest gripe: you couldn't make out coppers because of the convex shape of the glass :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

I will carry on the jokes and pokes about orange F, don't you worry.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:46 am
by Smokey74
My condolences.. RIP.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:26 am
by jimbo600
A terrible occurrence. Condolences to all who knew him.

RIP brother

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:54 am
by Sinex
Just really horrible to hear, he contacted me only on Friday to offer some really sound advice, really nice guy, just really sad news, thoughts for his family

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:30 am
by Schnauzer
Very sad to hear, RIP.

I read DR F's posts & respected his opinion, he will be sorely missed. Till we meet again brother.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:58 am
by Flow with the Go
Sad news indeed.

DrF had helped me with a few things as well.

He will be missed. RIP

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:08 am
by Wier
Gave me chills reading the news..
Top bloke. He will be missed

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:55 am
by darcas
Very, very sad to hear.... was an ameable guy for sure. Thoughts to his family... damn that is very sad.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:36 am
by mcgiggle
Thoughs go to his family and all who knew him. RIP gezzer

sad day

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:33 am
by wrebitup
shitty!...... Dr f was like Yoda ,wise one willing to train any one of us as an apprentice ........his wise and thoughtful input will be missed ,I feel for his family at this time ..........

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:38 am
by Stabak
RIP Anthony :(

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:36 am
by SuperDuke69
Godspeed DR. :( ...wow... :cry: