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about 6 or 7 years ago i met a guy called Chris Drew aka Scratcher on another internet forum,over the years ive met him quite a few times and chatted online taking advantage of his immense knowledge of everything two wheeled.A couple of years ago he started to restore an old honda VF1000F and documented the process on the forum,his posts were fascinating, his attention to detail was second to none.Last year he sold his Fireblade and bought a CB1300 so he could travel the country this summer and visit old friends from the forum that unfortunately is no more.towards the back end of last year Chris started getting pains in his stomach and after several visits to the doctor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.He was operated on early this year but the cancer had spread too far for the surgeons to remove it so he underwent a course of chemotherapy.Unfortunately the first course didnt work so the doctors put him on another course once he had got over the first one.This also didnt work and yesterday i got the worst call anyone could wish to recieve,Chris had died leaving behind a wife and 2 sons.So the message i want to pass on is that if you are thinking about doing something,going somewhere or whatever do it now,dont think tomorrow,next week,next year,think of Chris and his plans for next year as you just never know what the big fellas got in store for you.

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Amazing, rest in peace up there.! and thank you for sharing this with us! mu heart goes out to his family.

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Very Very sorry for your loss mate i feel for ya, and yea your exactly right in saying what you said, i never wait for 2mw if i can do it today then i will thumbs R.I.P. Scratcher all me thoughts and prayers got out to his nearest and dearest and to your good self.

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Totally agree with you. I lost a very good friend and colleague in a motorcycle accident this year. It's changed my outlook on life tremendously. We're only visitors and we're only here for a short time so people like your friend, Scratcher that make a connection with other people and are remembered for what they did and how they touched yours and so many other people's lives.

I like to think that guys like this get awarded a special set of Honda wings so they can ride like never before.

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@Manxbiker wrote:
Totally agree with you. I lost a very good friend and colleague in a motorcycle accident this year. It's changed my outlook on life tremendously. We're only visitors and we're only here for a short time so people like your friend, Scratcher that make a connection with other people and are remembered for what they did and how they touched yours and so many other people's lives.

I like to think that guys like this get awarded a special set of Honda wings so they can ride like never before.
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Very sad thread. I'm also watching my best mates mother slowly been taken by this nasty disease. She is pragmatic about it all but still its not easy. Deepest thoughts to the whole family. RIP Scratcher

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@Manxbiker wrote:
Totally agree with you. I lost a very good friend and colleague in a motorcycle accident this year. It's changed my outlook on life tremendously. We're only visitors and we're only here for a short time so people like your friend, Scratcher that make a connection with other people and are remembered for what they did and how they touched yours and so many other people's lives.

I like to think that guys like this get awarded a special set of Honda wings so they can ride like never before.
Well said ! as ive said before, dont cry because they are not here, smile because they once were! thumbs

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Sorry to hear this mate, RIP Scratcher. As you rightly said, you're a long time staring at the coffin lid, so take your chances whenever they come.

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r.i.p scratcher

bladerunner your right live for today

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sad news unfortunately theres not a lot of research into pancreatic cancer ,sorry for your loss R.I.P.

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well we buried Chris(scratcher)today.probably one of the nicest funerals i have ever been to,if you can call a funeral nice.now im planning on getting very drunk so i apologise if i upset anybody

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well we buried Chris(scratcher)today.probably one of the nicest funerals i have ever been to,if you can call a funeral nice.now im planning on getting very drunk so i apologise if i upset anybody
very sad m8 enjoy your drinking and think of the good times no1

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@Davehutch wrote:
well we buried Chris(scratcher)today.probably one of the nicest funerals i have ever been to,if you can call a funeral nice.now im planning on getting very drunk so i apologise if i upset anybody
very sad m8 enjoy your drinking and think of the good times no1
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