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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby jackarabit » February 4th, 2017, 12:44 am

<rspenger> in the "old" forum archive

<Bob S.> in recent memory
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby Citroen » February 4th, 2017, 5:23 am

Anth_F wrote:Not sure i was around when Bob was active on here!!! What was his forum user name?

I had a read of that writeup about him and he certainly lived an eventful active life.

My deepest condolences.


memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15 Bob's last visit here was on Fri 20 Jan 2017, 11:36 GMT (Thu 19th @ 3:36am PST)
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby Anth_F » February 4th, 2017, 9:21 am

Citroen wrote:
Anth_F wrote:Not sure i was around when Bob was active on here!!! What was his forum user name?

I had a read of that writeup about him and he certainly lived an eventful active life.

My deepest condolences.


memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15 Bob's last visit here was on Fri 20 Jan 2017, 11:36 GMT (Thu 19th @ 3:36am PST)


Oh of course, very familiar with him. A sad loss, and again my deepest condolences.
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby left coaster » February 4th, 2017, 12:48 pm

Steve W wrote:Stunned at this very sad loss :cry: . Bob was incredibly intelligent, insightful and a must-read for me whenever he would post. Will truly miss his unique perspective and commentary & wish I'd have had the opportunity to meet him. Sincere condolences to his family and many friends...


I agree, he was incredibly bright and articulate and wrote in a manner that was younger than his years. It is my hope to have a similar exit, to be thinking clearly and communicating well right up until the end.
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby PaulG » February 8th, 2017, 10:00 pm

Having met him once I can say he was a scholar and a gentleman. I hope his family has access to this thread.

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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby mdpfirrman » February 13th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Just saw this (on another thread). Bob was a gentleman. Very sad news. He was one of the brightest, most positive influences on this board. Never talked about his accomplishments and always had an open ear to help someone. Sorry I didn't hear about this sooner. What a great guy and a life well lived. Meant a lot to get a comment from Bob on here.
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby macroth » February 14th, 2017, 6:31 am

Sad news. He will be missed.
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby lindsayh » February 14th, 2017, 10:49 am

The Forum Flyers will be dedicating the March CTC to Bob using his posting numbers here on this Forum as the meters to row - 5142m
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby Edward4492 » February 17th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Don't know how I missed this......Bob was the best! A great and positive contributor to the forum. Pulled pretty amazing times as he gracefully aged. I always enjoyed how he would pull LWT and HWT WR's and refer to himself as "Skinny Bob" and "Fat Bob". I had the good fortune to meet him at CRASH B's in 2015 where we talked for about an hour. 90 years old and as crisp, clear, and intellectual as anyone; a walking history book of rowing. He lived a full and long life and I feel honored to have met him.
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby Alissa » March 9th, 2017, 8:44 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this news. I first met Bob at Xeno Muller's rowing studio, the Iron Oarsman. Later, we each bought a model D at the Beach Sprints and Bob helped me figure out how to get mine into my car.

While I haven't seen him in person in years, it was a joy to know that I could talk with him here. He was a delightful gentleman and I will miss him here.

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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby LarryRow » May 10th, 2017, 4:34 pm

I too am saddened to hear this news. Bob wrote to me on here and told me about his early days rowing in heavy wooden skiffs. We also chatted about his experience rowing in 8s, and, of course, talked about ergs. I wish he were still around so he could give me some advice now that I've finally managed to get out onto the water. Bob will be missed.
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Re: Bob Spenger

Postby strider » October 11th, 2017, 4:03 pm

One more thing about Bob Spenger, making him a bit more amazing for his athleticism in his older years.

Bob had bypass surgery at about age 57.
He very kindly encouraged me to continue to row and erg after my own bypass surgery.

Amazing guy.
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