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    RIP Solo Soldier

    Richard von Aschwege (aka "Solo Soldier" on here and on Edmonton Sport Riderz) was my good friend and fellow rider. He started riding when he was 6 and was an experienced novice racer (EMRA member in Edmonton and then a novice racer at Mission). Born in Peachland, he moved to Edmonton 15 years ago and moved back to BC (Hope) in the fall of 2010. On July 6,2014, he and a group from BCSB were riding towards Merritt on HWY 5a (~25 km from Princeton). From what I've been told by two of the riders (members on this forum), he made a pass to the front of the group and somehow missed turning in on the apex to an upcoming sweeper. He grabbed brake before he left the highway but hit trees at high speed and suffered a severe head injury. He was taken to Kelowna (KGH) where he stayed in the ICU until being stable enough to be transferred to a hospital closer to home (a hospital in Abbotsford). It was there that he passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon. He leaves behind his mother, wife and two older brothers and many friends in Edmonton and the Southern Interior. He will be dearly missed.

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    I am so saddened to hear this.

    My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

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    I'm so sorry to hear that.

    I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but we had a number of PM conversations after discovering that he was from Peachland. My parents grew up there and his parents likely knew my parents contemporaries.

    Rest In Peace Richard.

    My sincerest condolences to his family.
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    Did not know him but enjoyed his postings here. Was a solid guy, from everything I saw. RIP, sad to hear.

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    Always was a level-headed poster here, very sorry I never got to meet him. Very sad news and condolences to his family and friends.

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    I remember seeing his posts from time to time. Sorry to hear about this. RIP fellow member & rider.

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    Sorry for your, his friends, and the family's loss. I didn't know him but his posts were that of a very nice person. Shitty deal. Makes you wonder about this sport at times. Thank you for putting this up.
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    i'm also someone that never met him in person but enjoyed conversation with him online, particularly his posts about some of the things he'd made in his workshop out in hope. it's sad to hear of his passing - condolences to all who enjoyed his presence.

    godspeed richard.
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    That's really sad, had the pleasure of riding with him more than a few times, last was only 2 weeks before that.

    He was humble, extremely capable, far exceeding my skills.....all the best to family and friends, sorry for your loss.

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    have always enjoyed his posts, especially the ones about his woodworking passion. was wondering why he hans't posted in a while but assumed it was due to summer/holiday time. was sadden finding out about his misfortune and sincerely hoped that by some miracle he'd be back here again. it wasn't to be very sad to hear about his passing. RIP richard. my condolences to his friends and family but most of all to his wife.
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    My Condolences to Richard's family and friends...

    I had the pleasure of riding with Richard on a number of occasions over the years. Good Rider and a great person. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered.

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    I wish I could have met him; from his posts he always struck me as a really positive and genuinely nice guy. May he rest in peace, and may those that knew him find solace and comfort.
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    Geezus that is sad, my condolences to his family and friends. What a shocking thing for those riding with him, I can't imagine how you are feeling, sorry to hear this, mitch

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    I liked his posts. He will be missed. RIP.

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