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RobBruce
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Farewell

Post by RobBruce » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 19:23

I have to say a sad adieu.

I know I haven't been too active on the site for a while (except for some behind the scene modding), but it's time for me to move on.

Shalini and I have finally, after 4 years of effort, managed to obtain our Immigration Visas for Canada. We leave for a new life on Tuesday!

I will miss the Zroadster crowd. I have made some life-long friends on here, and had some fantastic driving and social experiences that will stay with me forever - the Isle Of Man trip, Nurburgring, Super Sausage runs and many 'Spokey specials'.

I'll try to pop in and out of the site occassionally, but don't ask me to keep up to date with the modding! lol

Best wishes to you all - keep Zedding! :)

Rob
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Post by macca » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 19:29

I know we don't know each other but I would like to wish you good luck and fortune in your new venture.

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Post by Robert T » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 19:33

Do they not have the internet in Canada? :shock:

Don't be a stranger, Rob, and even though I've never managed to meet you, you'll still be missed around here.

All the best for your new life across the pond. :)

Cheers R.
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Post by Phil » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 19:33

Good luck and thanks for your 'modding' support.
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Post by Titan » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 19:47

Cheers Rob
Thanks for your support and encouragement even though we too never managed to meet.
Good luck over t'pond :wave
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Post by snoops » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 20:23

Hi and Goodbye and good luck in your new adventure.

Always liked your "tag line" - will you be PNC'ing over the water (or the Canadian equivalent) or is it a whole new adventure for you?
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Post by ZZZEMMCO » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 20:25

Congratulations to Shalini and yourself, may all your dreams come true in Canada.If you are going to be a "mountie" I,m sure you will enjoy this adventure---Remember all the Nordschleife freedom days you enjoyed on Real roads---from what I hear you may find some good drives off the main highways--Keep in touch by PM. :D
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Post by italex » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 21:17

All the best on your new adventure and thank you for your input and advice.

regards

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Post by pingu » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 21:22

Good luck to you.

From what I've heard of life in Canada, it couldn't be better as regards bang for your buck.

All the best.
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Post by whiteminks » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 21:26

Dear Rob and Shalini,

Have a fabulous life in Canada!

Those of us who have met you will never forget your phenomenal driving ability and your generosity to us 'glasshoppers' who have much to learn. ;-)

Please drop in occasionally when you can.


Missing you already babe
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Post by garyw » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 23:08

Best of Luck with the new life Rob, I don't doubt that I will be following you idea in the distant future...
Been a pleasure out blatting with you :twisted:

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Post by ///M_aniac » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 23:39

Rob and Shalini,

Best wishes for the new life out in Canada.

Please continue to drop into zroadster, and stay in touch on Facebook.

Good luck!

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Post by Cloz » Sun 27 Feb, 2011 23:58

whiteminks wrote: Have a fabulous life in Canada!
Where in Canada Rob?

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Post by AW8 » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 09:27

Attempted a similar venture myself a few years back but fell at initial admin & later medical hurdles when still in UK :wink:

Never met you but wishing you & yours Good Luck !
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Post by Boysie » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 10:22

Hi

Good luck Rob in Canada lovely place to live
I Have enjoyed reading your comments and
your input on here


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Post by RobBruce » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 12:14

Thanks for all the nice comments :)

No, I'm not going to going the police in Canada (just yet). I had back surgery in October and it will take a long time to get up to 'fighting strength' again. We will hopefully both start jobs in a similar line of work in April.

We are moving to Alberta. Working in Calgary (cow town), living just south in a town called Okotoks about 30 mins from the Rockies.

In the words of Kid Rock "I'm headin' out west sucker, cos I wanna be a Cowboy, baby" 8-)

Not sure if 6 months of snow is Zed-beneficial, but I'm happy to be proved wrong!
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Post by Titan » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 12:27

RobBruce wrote:We are moving to Alberta. Working in Calgary (cow town), living just south in a town called Okotoks about 30 mins from the Rockies
No TOO far from Cloz then :shock:
Hope your back is soon "back" to normal :P
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Post by Alfie » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 12:29

Very best of luck to you and Shalini mate. You really deserve some success.

We're so sorry we didn't get together with you before your departure.

Looking forward to keeping up to date with all your news and photos from a completely different world.....

It's been a pleasure to know you both and I hope we can manage a social when you come back for a visit.

(Or maybe one day, we'll get to visit you...!)

Best wishes.

Alfie and Di.
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Post by Boysie » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 12:29

Rob

Good to see you have taken the bull by the horns

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Post by Cloz » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 13:23

Titan wrote:No TOO far from Cloz then :shock:
Who is afraid of a 3500km' ride top down :D

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Post by Robert T » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 13:35

RobBruce wrote:No, I'm not going to going the police in Canada
TGFT. For some reason a strange picture of you as a Mountie popped into my head when I read that! Personally I blame garythefish for any thoughts of people in jodhpurs. I'm still in therapy from his last posting of THOSE pics! :P

Cheers R.
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Post by Alfie » Mon 28 Feb, 2011 23:59

Any excuse to post up this pic...

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And you thought Canada was FUSSY about who they let in...!

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Post by Gazza » Tue 01 Mar, 2011 22:47

How I missed this thread I don't know :head: :head:

To Rob and Shalini, I wish you both every happiness with your new life in Canada

To Rob, thanks for the memories, my first contact on zroadster :D
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Post by muppet » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 17:21

Have a great new life.. think you picked just the right time to jump ship :zmurf:
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Post by stu » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 20:28

So does that make you a "Colonic Emigration" now Rob?

Just wondering :shock:

Very best of luck in your great adventure & our best wishes to you both.
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Post by Jamezee » Wed 02 Mar, 2011 23:38

muppet wrote:Have a great new life.. think you picked just the right time to jump ship :zmurf:
Here here, good luck :) Oz and Canada seem to be the way to go :wink: it's all about quality of life :thumb:
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