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Offline ppopeye

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Brave Ruby
« on: March 23, 2019, 09:05:55 PM »
I rode to Barwon Heads today to park Ruby in fromt of 1200 Harleys I am told it was. I didnt see that many but they were in multiple car parks everywhere.
Ruby did stand out though.
I went to the service for the life of the Godsquad founder John Smith. An amazing man who made waves with the establishment everywhere he went. Just like Jesus did.
300 km for the day. Not so many but I to travel on freewayswith the cages all day so that must be worth something.


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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 09:43:29 PM »
Thanks for posting that.

That would have been an amazing event. Don’t suppose you have any more photos?

I remember hearing John speak in the 80s when I was at Uni. That was the only time I came across him unfortunately, maybe because I rode Honda’s not Harley’s.
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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 01:05:54 PM »
Great that you could be there, ppopeye.  Smithy made a great impact on many lives.
Ruby definitely stood out, and so she should.  The black HDs might be in mourning, but the event was really a celebration, so bright colours were appropriate!
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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 06:15:58 PM »
I may be able to get more photos and I will look up a link for the service if available.
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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 11:05:57 AM »
some photos
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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 11:51:34 AM »
Thanks popeye.

That was a grand send-off, and gives an indication of how many lives John touched. 

The sea of HDs in the second photo is impressive, and perhaps even intimidating to us 'ordinary bikers'.
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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 03:24:44 PM »
I think Ruby was very lonely. I admit being a wee bit intimidated too.
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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 10:46:32 AM »
Thanks for the pix- quite an event.
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Re: Brave Ruby
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 07:28:22 PM »
I met John once,  and have one of his books with  personal message/inscription.  He was a truly inspirational man who bought his faith to the marginalized.
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