It is again with a heavy heart that we have to report the passing not only of a colleague, but also a friend, as Rob Harris passed away yesterday, while riding dirt bikes in Ontario, Canada.

A Brit who found his way into Canada, “Editor ‘arris” was very much the engine that drove the Canadian motorcycle news website Canada Moto Guide, serving as its Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief.

His departure will mean the creation of a huge hole in the Canada’s motorcycling landscape. The intersection of old-school journalism values, with new-school media savvy, Rob was one of the good ones.

Unfortunately, I never had the chance to meet Rob face-to-face in person, though we would chat online and Skype from time-to-time. On several occasions we collaborated on stories, and Rob was a huge help during our coverage of the 2014 EICMA show.

Rob and I were supposed to go ride in Canada last year, at the Fundy Adventure Rally, until I broke my collarbone into three pieces while riding through Switzerland, and had to cut my two-part trip in half.

I was greatly looking forward to cashing-in that rain check later this year, and riding with Rob through river crossings, mountain passes, and everything else that Canada’s topography could provide. I will greatly regret not having that opportunity now.

Our hearts are with Rob’s wife Courtney, and their two girls, Cate and Chloe. Along with the whole CMG team, we will be mourning the loss of our friend and colleague. Ride in peace, brother.

Source: Canada Moto Guide