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    Lost Another Friend & Forum Member (Mad_One)

    Wow, this is hard to believe. Some of you may remember Mad_One (Robert) as one of our ride partners and friends that rode with us for quite some time on SART (09 and then some). Well he had some problems with a brain tumor about 2 years ago, cancer. He received medical treatment and was doing better. But doc's orders no driving or riding. So he rode the bus to work for quite some time. He had just gotten a new car and a new condo just around the corner form A Stadium right before discovering the tumor.

    So we kept in touch then later became friends on facebook. He couldn't ride but said that he hoped to get well enough soon. About 5 months ago he lost one of his friends to cancer and her death hit him pretty hard. But still he continued to keep in touch with hopes to ride again with us on SART.

    His birthday was in early May so I posted on his wall a Happy Birthday. He didn't respond but a couple days late he posted on his wall that he could really use a Ding Dong right now. I didn't think anything of it but after finding the sad news today, I'm thinking this might have been one of his last days and a last chance to post. The good bye's were posted on May 21'st.

    This morning Gina and I were talking about our rides with Mad_One back in the day. I thought it was strange that I hadn't heard from him in a while so I looked at his FB page today and saw the sad news. A few comment and good bye's form friends and relatives. So sad, Robert was a very cool guy and always happy to be on the bike.


    I just can't believe it, losing good buddies and fellow riders to cancer.:-(

    We'll miss you Robert!




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    Sorry to hear that Beanz.
    We just lost my Mom Thursday.
    We will be laying her to rest this Wednesday.
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    I'm sorry, Beanz.

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    Beanz, sorry about the loss of your friend. It is always sad to lose a friend and a member of our community.
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    My condolences to Robert's family, and especially to Durockrolly and his family. May they rest in peace!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durockrolly View Post
    Sorry to hear that Beanz.
    We just lost my Mom Thursday.
    We will be laying her to rest this Wednesday.
    Sorry to hear that D! I'm sure losing Mom would be the toughest of all. ;(

    Thanks for the condolences for Robert and his family.

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    My condolences, Beanz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    My condolences, Beanz.

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    Sorry to hear that Beanz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusRelax View Post
    My condolences to Robert's family, and especially to Durockrolly and his family. May they rest in peace!
    I second this. So sorry for the losses.
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    You know it is sad but Robert was one of the guys that always thought he'd never do GMR. We talked him up there and he did fine. One thing I can say, is that he did "the big ride" when he had the chance, happy we were there with him.

    I still can't believe it.

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    I'm sorry to hear this, Mr. Beanz.
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    Wow he looks so young...

    Sorry to read this...
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    So sad.

    I knew Robert (introduced by Beanz and Gina). The last time I saw him was on the SGRT a while back riding in opposite directions, and I am glad we stopped to chat briefly.

    My condolences to Robert's family and friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    You know it is sad but Robert was one of the guys that always thought he'd never do GMR. We talked him up there and he did fine. One thing I can say, is that he did "the big ride" when he had the chance, happy we were there with him.

    I still can't believe it.
    Good on you Beanz. Good for encouraging him to go further than he thought he could, and good for staying in touch after he became ill.

    No doubt getting up GMR was something he was very proud of the rest of his life.

    And having somebody stay in contact when you are sick can be huge, too.

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    WOW! Beanz, when it rains, it pours. I'm so sorry to hear of this. Know that your friendship meant a lot to him. That is obvious.

    I will preach this until the day I die - "If you know it ain't right - GO TO THE DOCTOR QUICKLY!!! It's just a copay!". I'm not saying Robert procrastinated. I don't know. Cancer treatment has come such a long way, and is progressing every day however, early detection is critical. Had I not been diagnosed as quickly as I had, I may have been another post by beanz. Instead, I went within 4 days of finding a lump and now I am a survivor.

    Again beanz, sorry for your loss.
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    Thanks everybody for the kind words and thoughts, they mean a lot! PhotoJoe, one thing about Robert, he never waited for a chance to go to the doctor. If he scratched his finger on the hoods, he was at the doctor's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    PhotoJoe, one thing about Robert, he never waited for a chance to go to the doctor. If he scratched his finger on the hoods, he was at the doctor's.
    I'm glad to hear it. Then it was truly his time. Doesn't make it any easier, but at least he did what he could to fight this nasty beast!
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    Still in disbelief I searched for some info. Found this, apparently he lost control of his car and struck a tree. Later died of his injuries in the hospital.

    Another site said he hit several fixed objects.





    ORANGE – A 43-year-old Anaheim man who died after he crashed into a tree has been identified as Robert Armas, authorities said.

    Armas was driving in the 200 block of West Katella Avenue just west of Glassell Street shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree on the roadside, police said.

    Armas was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead several hours later, according to Orange County Coroner's Office officials.

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    Sorry. I thought he lost the battle to cancer. My bad. Still, he was way too young.
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    So very sad - wishing his family well wishes at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Sorry. I thought he lost the battle to cancer. My bad. Still, he was way too young.
    I did to until I found this article. I was looking for obituaries or some info on his passing. Also just received a message/reply from a friend of his family via facebook. Seems he had recovered from his brain tumor then later found he had cancer and was receiving chemo.

    No way to enjoy the final chapter of his life. ;-(

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    I remember him & have ride with him as well, my condolences to Robert's family

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