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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2008, 09:11:43 am »
Oh no... another fallen comrade... We will miss you bucc... RIP!
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2008, 11:01:57 am »
Although I did not know Buccanner personally, I am saddened by the news. I get a shiver down my spine every time I hear of a biker going down.  He did good work on behalf of all of us bikers, condolences to all his family and friends.

condolences also to the friends and family of the other biker that went down in Cape Town, may you rest in piece and enjoy the highways in the sky, where there are no speedlimits and no taxis, busses and pedestrians.

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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2008, 11:17:39 am »
Thanks to those who came through to "Kopdood" yesterday afternoon... there were about 100 people there... very moving.

Bucc touched so many lives in so many ways... RIP big man...

We'll keep you updated with the memorial service arrangements/ mass ride etc.

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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2008, 08:28:43 pm »
Thanks Crash.

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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2008, 09:22:24 pm »
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2008, 09:46:09 pm »
RIP - Never had the priviledge of meeting you personally, but you were obviously an inspiration in the biking world. :'(

Our prayers go out to the family.
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2008, 10:07:41 pm »
What horific news!
RIP Bucc.

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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2008, 02:06:46 am »
Just viewed this 2day. Sorry to hear and I bow my head to a biker I also respected.




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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #68 on: February 20, 2008, 07:59:56 am »
thanks for this picture D, my friend sitting to the left of Bucc (in the black t-shirt) also died last year (this pic was taken at the 2006 Buff in Mosselbay)
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2008, 07:28:03 pm »
Thus far the arrangements are that there will be memorial run for Brian next sunday the 2nd of march ending up at Zwartkops raceway... firm details will be supplied.
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #70 on: February 25, 2008, 12:29:54 pm »
Brian Cannoo Memorial Run.
Date : 2 March
Departure Time : 8:00 am
Start Venue : BJ's Restaurant, Southbound, Midrand.
End Venue : Zwartkops Race Track.
This run will start at BJ's Midrand, head south on N1 and then turn west towards Roodepoort on the N1, concrete highway.

We will travel around on the N1 towards Soweto, then South past Southgate, then through past the East, via Gilloolys interchange, and then up towards Centurion.

This run was one of Bucc's favourite runs. Some mornings at around 4:00 am, he would do this run just to get a good start to the day.

All chapters and biking families are asked to meet either at BJ's, or on an on-ramp onto the N1 that is convenient for them. As the procession comes past to fill in at the rear and add to the numbers. Could those that are meeting on an off-ramp please be safety conscious and courteous to other road users, and to park in the safest position possible.

Cruising speed will be set at 80 kph, please respect this pace, for the sake of the run and the intention meant thereby.

It is on these off-ramps that we as bikers can make a major statement, apart from the mass ride.
When the mass group nears an off-ramp, sweepers will be ahead of the group to give the heads-up.
All bikers are invited to join this memorial run, to show our numbers and also to raise awareness on the roads.
There will be food and drink available at Zwartkops.
A traditional LAST SALUTE will be held at the track.
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Note: The Route has changed - see Gonedown's post.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2008, 08:33:19 am by Crash Test Pilot »
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #71 on: February 25, 2008, 09:36:24 pm »
Due to complications with Metro the route has changed.  Confirmed, approved route is as follows:

Date : 2 March
Meet : 7:00 am
Departure Time : 8:00 am
Start Venue : BJ's Restaurant, NORTHBOUND, Midrand.
End Venue : Zwartkops Race Track.

This run will start at BJ's Midrand, head north on N1 and then turn
left towards Roodepoort/Krugersdorp on the N14. From there we will take the R55 TO Zwartkop Raceway.

All chapters and biking families are asked to meet at BJ's.

Cruising speed will be set at 80 kph, please respect this pace, for
the sake of the run and the intention meant thereby.

All bikers are invited to join this memorial run, to show our numbers
and also to raise awareness on the roads.

There will be food and drink available at Zwartkops.

A traditional LAST SALUTE will be held at the track


Metro have stipulated the following conditions:

Posted: Mon 25 Feb, 2008 16:55 Post subject: Conditions for Mass ride

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We have come to agreement with Metro who will be fully supportive of a mass ride starting at the New road on ramp(BJ's), Travelling North and ending at Zwartkops raceway.

ONLY street legal bikes, this includes bikes to have legal plates.

NO QUADS or off road bikes or pocket bikes.

JMPD will supply cars and possibly bikes and will escort us to the end of their jurisdiction.

They have also agreed that there will be no cost to Think Bike for their services.

The marshals that use TB plates must carry their legal plates with them
no excuses.

Cars must be at the back of the pack, not interspersed with the bikes.
No excuses.
We thank JMPD for their involvment and common cause.
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Swartkops racetrack have also advised that the track is off limits and have requested no burnouts nor donuts.
 
 
« Last Edit: February 25, 2008, 09:37:23 pm by gonedown »
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #72 on: February 26, 2008, 06:12:02 am »
Good to see the Metro's attitude on this. :cool:
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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2008, 12:51:23 pm »
Just received the official details for our fallen friend's mass ride from the Think Bike team.....

In honour of this great man we will be doing a mass ride in his memory
Sunday 2 March 2008
Meeting at 7:00
BJ??s Restaurant, N1-northbound, Midrand
Departing at 8:00
End venue: Zwartkops Raceway

This run will start at BJ??s Midrand, head north on N1 and then turn left towards Roodepoort / Krugersdorp on the N14. From there we will take the R55 to Zwartkops Raceway.

All chapters and biking families are asked to meet at BJ??s.

Cruising speed will be set at 80km/h. Please respect this pace ?? for the sake of the run and the intention of the mass ride.

All bikers are invited to join this memorial run ?? to show our numbers and also to raise awareness on the roads.

The last salute will be lead by Blackie Swart and will work as follows:
? Once the mass ride has reached the end venue (Zwartkops Raceway), the bike engines will be kept running.
? Blackie Swart will raise his arm so everyone can see it. While his arm is in the air, the mass ride will give a last and final salute by revving their bikes. When Blackie drops his arm, all engines will be killed immediately, followed by a minute of silence for our fallen friend.
? After the minute of silence, we will proceed into the venue

Special requests

On the road
We have reached an agreement with Metro ?? who will be fully supportive of the mass ride ?? on the following
? ONLY street legal bikes will be allowed. All bikes should have legal number plates
? NO quads, off-road bikes or pocket bikes will be allowed
? JMPD will supply cars and possibly bikes to escort us to the end of their jurisdiction
? JMPD have also agreed that there will be no cost to Think Bike for their services
? The marshals that use TB plates must carry their legal plates with them, no exceptions will be made and no excuses will be accepted
Cars taking part in the run must be at the back of the pack and not between the bikes. Again, no exceptions

At the end venue

? No bikes will be permitted on the track
? No burnouts or doughnuts will be permitted
? There will be a cash bar as well as food court. No tabs!
? If anyone is able to assist and be designated sobers with trailers, please bring trailers along to assist people who are not capable of riding home.

For the family
? Think Bike kindly requests that, in stead of sending flowers to the Cannoo family, to please rather consider donating money to ease their financial burden until the estate pays out.
? Scattering of ashes will be a private gathering for family and close friends at a different date and venue. Please respect the family and friends.

Please join us for this ride and celebration of a great man and all that he has accomplished and the legacy he has left behind.

LONG LIVE THE BUCCANEER!
 

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Re: Think Bike - Buccanneer (Brian Canoo) down
« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2008, 01:37:57 pm »
For those stay in the Pretoria area, the BMW Motorcycle Club Pretoria will get together at the Shell Garage at Atterbury Road.

Departure will be from our usual meeting place at Atterbury road. Meet at 7:00am for 7:30am departure. Please ensure you are ready to leave at 7:30am sharp.

We will then ride to meet at the ride start that is at BJ's Midrand.