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Cancer, Before I die

Aug. 24, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
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Posted by: hypa

Posted by: syncro

he's having fun out riding his motorcycle everyday.

I really hope so......

I've been following Rossco's saga for years always hoping that he was one of the lucky folks who could beat Cancer.

Hi Hypa!  Same here man.  He has the best attitude and deserves to win this fight.  I lost a good friend to cancer yesterday  Fuck cancer.

Aug. 24, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
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Posted by: hypa

I've been following Rossco's saga for years always hoping that he was one of the lucky folks who could beat Cancer.

He's down in Malibu right now on his bike.

Aug. 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
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Never met him in person, but good to hear that he is really enjoying his motorbike. Making the most of one's time is really not a given.

Aug. 28, 2017, 11 a.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: hypa

Posted by: syncro

he's having fun out riding his motorcycle everyday.

I really hope so......

I've been following Rossco's saga for years always hoping that he was one of the lucky folks who could beat Cancer.

Hi Hypa! Same here man. He has the best attitude and deserves to win this fight. I lost a good friend to cancer yesterday Fuck cancer.

Hey Chupa!

Sorry to hear about your friend. Life can be a real bitch sometimes, and it's always a shame when we lose one of the good folks.

I guess that's why this thread is still going strong. It's hard not to love a story of someone overcoming a deadly disease. That's why even though my monday morning sucked from the start, this makes my day. I'm happy to hear that Rossco is enjoying his time in California.

:)

Posted by: syncro
He's down in Malibu right now on his bike.

thanks for the update syncro.

have a good day.


 Last edited by: hypa on Aug. 28, 2017, 11:02 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Feb. 22, 2018, 12:36 a.m.
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Bump, how are you doing Ross?

June 20, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
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A 51 year old co-worker of mine has been off work due to severe stomach pains. Got word the other day that it's pancreatic cancer. He's started aggressive chemo already apparently, but it don't look good. Enjoy yourself people, you don't know when your number will be called.

July 3, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
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just wondering... not sure why I was thinking of him today.

July 3, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

it's pancreatic cancer. He's started aggressive chemo already apparently, but it don't look good. Enjoy yourself people, you don't know when your number will be called.

Pancreatic Cancer never is, put your affairs in order and wait to die

lost a good buddy to Colon cancer last week,  super healthy skier /paddler climber /paraglider, it was stage 4 by the time they found it and he didnt really have a chance.

He said If he had got the colonoscopy they might have found it before it was too late but the doc told him he didnt need the scope cuz he was so healthy ...cancer  doesnt care how healthy you are

great wake tho buddy sure knows how to thro a party

July 3, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
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Posted by: nick

just wondering... not sure why I was thinking of him today.

Myself too.  Probably because I saw a guy on a scooter.

Oct. 23, 2020, 8:49 a.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: hypa

I've been following Rossco's saga for years always hoping that he was one of the lucky folks who could beat Cancer.

He's down in Malibu right now on his bike.

I'm starting to think that 'riding his bike everyday' and 'in Malibu' might be euphemisms.  Doing what he loves all the time, and in a really great place. 

Assuming that's the case, here are a few memories I have of his e-self.  I never met him personally but he was a prolific poster here back when I was, in the 2000s. 

  • His Dad driving him to Whistler to ride, and his dad would go slow on the Sea to Sky, and people would throw golf balls at him.  This was before the Olympic widening I guess, when it was tougher to pass. 
  • He had a job collecting golf balls with scuba gear, and found a dead body one day
  • He liked his hardtail bikes.  
  • He bought a moped scooter and hopped it up, riding with sandals.
  • He had a few ipods on the go, for various activities.  A riding ipod, a home ipod.
  • Ladner Laddy for Life is what he used to have under his picture I think. 

RIP Rossco.  You were a vibrant member of this community for so many years.

Oct. 23, 2020, 10:51 a.m.
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He's still alive, just doesn't ride mountain bikes anymore and spends his time on motorcycles

Oct. 23, 2020, 12:17 p.m.
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Did he beat cancer?  This thread started 5 years ago and it sounded dire then.

Oct. 23, 2020, 12:32 p.m.
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Posted by: Straw

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: hypa

I've been following Rossco's saga for years always hoping that he was one of the lucky folks who could beat Cancer.

He's down in Malibu right now on his bike.

I'm starting to think that 'riding his bike everyday' and 'in Malibu' might be euphemisms.  Doing what he loves all the time, and in a really great place. 

Assuming that's the case, here are a few memories I have of his e-self.  I never met him personally but he was a prolific poster here back when I was, in the 2000s. 

  • His Dad driving him to Whistler to ride, and his dad would go slow on the Sea to Sky, and people would throw golf balls at him.  This was before the Olympic widening I guess, when it was tougher to pass. 
  • He had a job collecting golf balls with scuba gear, and found a dead body one day
  • He liked his hardtail bikes.  
  • He bought a moped scooter and hopped it up, riding with sandals.
  • He had a few ipods on the go, for various activities.  A riding ipod, a home ipod.
  • Ladner Laddy for Life is what he used to have under his picture I think. 

RIP Rossco.  You were a vibrant member of this community for so many years.

I read your post and had to think of .... Digger's Rock on a hardtail. Dang....I forgot the name of the brand.

Oct. 23, 2020, 5:10 p.m.
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Sounds like he did!  Good for him.

Oct. 23, 2020, 5:12 p.m.
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24 or something.  Super beefy aluminum.  Hard to google.  There's a picture of his bike in his signature at the beginning of this thread, but even then I can't remember.

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