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    If you were a fan of GP and SBK in mid 90’s you may or may not be surprised to hear of Anthony Goberts passing today.

    A really tragic story for someone with so much talent. The drugs surely don’t discriminate.

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    Having watched him during his glory days of racing this saddens me.

    Remember when he showed up at Daytona with the Ducati team one year and couldn't really fit all that well into his leathers. The story I heard was that he wanted to see how fat he could be and still beat everyone. He was a talented rider for sure.

    Getting to that time of life where the people I grew up with as well as people I watched while growing up are starting to pass away for many different reasons. Gives a person a different perspective on things for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Having watched him during his glory days of racing this saddens me.

    Remember when he showed up at Daytona with the Ducati team one year and couldn't really fit all that well into his leathers. The story I heard was that he wanted to see how fat he could be and still beat everyone. He was a talented rider for sure.

    Getting to that time of life where the people I grew up with as well as people I watched while growing up are starting to pass away for many different reasons. Gives a person a different perspective on things for sure.
    He hadn’t even crossed my mind in ages, I was certainly a fan way back when. I think the wheels really came off when Suzuki canned him in 97 or 98ish. Some of his recent pics are pretty grim.

    I hear you on getting older and perspective…

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Getting to that time of life where the people I grew up with as well as people I watched while growing up are starting to pass away for many different reasons. Gives a person a different perspective on things for sure.
    I'd be lying if I say I haven't had that kinda stuff on my mind lately... my perspective on mortality, both mine and others, has been hitting a little differently lately. Can't imagine why.

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    Some people say it was a waist of talent. It was who he was, he lived a life in the fast lane and was the Go Show. I don't think he would have been as fast if he lived any other way. Glad to have seen him race. Best quote
    Well, I need two things: I need a cage in the back of the garage with a dancing girl in it and we’ve got to get some beers in the fridge’.
    To bad his life ended so young, guess he just couldn't get off the gas even off the track.

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    Sad for sure. I have pictures somewhere from the pits of Daytona of him on the Yamaha R7, and I’m pretty sure some with him and Tommy Hayden at one of the last races at Loudon, NH I think in the 00-01 seasons

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