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    Senior Member FortPayne's Avatar
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    As some of you know a member on the board, Tw2007, had been fighting cancer for some time. Some of us had noticed he stopped posting in February and stopped updating his travel blog, but as it is with forums, if someone doesn't post the news we are left wondering.

    He passed away on March 13.

    His real name was Michael Kraus, but we'll all remember him as Tw2007, aka Macadam Drifter, aka Back Roads Adventurer.

    His obituary can be found here along with a guest book. If you knew him or followed his travels leave a comment!

    His travel blog can be found here. If you havent read it, boy you are missing out!

    His Tw wisdom can be found all over the board, especially on trailer posts (he had a one of a kind custom trailer).

    The internet still amazes me. You follow someones travels online, reading about all their struggles and challenges. You feel like you were right there with them. You chat with them online, maybe comment on this thing or that; take some advice, give some advice. You never once talk to the person on the phone much less in person, yet you feel like you know them so well. He was one heck of an Adventurer! Mike, you will be missed.
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    Senior Member Rainman's Avatar
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    Although I never talked to him, I felt like Mike and I had a connection. We rode the same areas and talked about traveling the same backroads in the Colockum area of the Kittitas area. He had vast knowledge of the area and his advice on which road to take helped me tremendously. He will surely be missed.
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    Senior Member TW-Brian's Avatar
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    I am so sorry to hear this. He would have been a neat guy to have known.

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    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
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    Thank you for letting us know Fort Payne. TW2007, Mike's, contributions were many. I know life goes on, but he will be missed. Goodbye Mike!
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    Senior Member rtbuckingham's Avatar
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    I have passed along the URL to his travel blog to my adventurous friends. I hope that we can pick up where this cool dude left off.

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    Godspeed Mike
    2007 FZ1

    1991 TW200

    1972 CB350

    2006 Goldwing

    2008 WR250R

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    Senior Member elime's Avatar
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    Rest is peace.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Senior Member macbig2k1's Avatar
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    Germany, Werdau
    That makes me sad.

    I hope he died in peace.

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    Senior Member lower al's Avatar
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    He did what a lot of us would love to .Get out an injoy Life.You never know when your last day on earth is.He will be missed

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    I have not been on the forums in a long time, just happen to take a look today. I am so sorry to here this. always enjoyed his contributions on the forum. Best to his family.

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