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Re: techie_alison

Postby russ » Fri May 27, 2011 2:32 am

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Colin C » Fri May 27, 2011 8:43 am

1024MAK wrote:
CiH wrote:From a previous forum posting by 1024MAK on the 3rd May 2010 addressed to Ali when she was talking about getting a new motorbike.

If you do get a bike be careful out on the roads.


Foreshadowing sucks..

Ali will be missed by a lot of people. I never knew her personally, but from her presence on the forum, you could tell that she was an exceptional lady in any walk of life. Condolences to her family and friends.


I'm very sorry about the event - the road traffic accident. I hoped when I posted my comments about her getting a motorbike that she could (and would) take the advice and learn from others.
Of course we do not know the details and may never know why. I have to believe that she was careful and that her death was due to events beyond her control.
So sad :cry: :cry:
I do agree that we should have a site, and or some other online means of remembering her.

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Alison had passed every advanced motorcycle test there was, even training with the police and getting the advanced rider certificate with them. The officer who trained her was even at her funeral in full police uniform along with many other bikers.
The inquiry of the accident is still on going and both her mother and myself have opted to not know the details when they are released. However witness accounts state there was no excessive speed and that as the accident happened less than half a mile from home, her tires would have still been cold, she came to a corner and lost the front wheel through lack of grip and slid head on into a fire truck coming in the opposite direction. I'm told she would have been unconscious on impact and would not have suffered, she went into cardiac arrest on the way to hospital. The coroners report was that she died of massive chest injuries.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby DarkLord » Fri May 27, 2011 1:30 pm

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Re: techie_alison

Postby alanh » Fri May 27, 2011 5:22 pm

My condolences Colin & family.

It's very sad to hear about Alison's death. Very tragic.

I never met her, but did buy some things from her, and her tone in the forum and via emails shone through as a very generous and kind person.

She will be sorely missed.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby BoNuS » Fri May 27, 2011 6:03 pm

I know as a circuitracer and motordriver myself that once that frontwheel goes there is no saving the bike
or the situation. It just goes and you slide. I lost my bike with over 80 Km/h and just had a few blue spots.
But with bikes you never know, even 40 Km/h can be fatal, it all depends how you fall...
So not always speeding is an issue although people blame bikers to often of it.

Shame your gone Alison, I would have liked to have driven with you :wink:
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Re: techie_alison

Postby Colin C » Fri May 27, 2011 9:29 pm

BoNuS wrote:I know as a circuitracer and motordriver myself that once that frontwheel goes there is no saving the bike
or the situation. It just goes and you slide. I lost my bike with over 80 Km/h and just had a few blue spots.
But with bikes you never know, even 40 Km/h can be fatal, it all depends how you fall...
So not always speeding is an issue although people blame bikers to often of it.

Shame your gone Alison, I would have liked to have driven with you :wink:



The unique, young and beautiful always go first for some reason.
She lost her life doing what she loved, that bike became her passion.

Being a techie, she had it stripped down in the living room many a time, modifying the dashboard and anything that could be modified.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby rocket-dog » Fri May 27, 2011 9:50 pm

Hello Colin,

So, so sorry for your loss.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Steven Seagal » Mon May 30, 2011 6:17 pm

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Grunaki » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:39 am

Aly posted this on her FaceBook page last year.. I guess I'll always think of her when I hear it now..

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Colin C » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:15 pm

Grunaki wrote:Aly posted this on her FaceBook page last year.. I guess I'll always think of her when I hear it now..

Stakka Bo - Here We Go



She loved that sort of music.

Sadly on the advice of the police, I had to delete her face book page. That would have been the first place the press would have looked for a story.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby DarkLord » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:18 pm

Atariuser Magazine has a small write-up on Alison,
in the latest issue (9).
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Re: techie_alison

Postby paul92706 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:08 am

Very very sad news, i didnt know techie_alison much but after reading her past post i felt a connection with her, may she be in heaven giving great tech advice :) you will be missed aly
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Re: techie_alison

Postby TTowner » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:55 pm

I just heard about this & am so shocked.
Speachless is the only way to describe my first reaction.
My second was and is of disbelief.

I cannot say how upset this must make a lot of people, but I guess that will truly be expressed in the sentiments of many people who would and do write a little something..

Alison was an ICON.
& always will be a god of the Atari world.

To her family she will always be someone so very special.

To all atarians, she will be a treasured individual sadly missed..... :(

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Re: techie_alison

Postby jd » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:22 pm

8O

so sad to hear the news, i like many on here only knew her from purchasing stuff from her, mainly pests and cables and the odd correspondence.

Some did come with a postcard and a 'fun' type manual even though one wasn't really required but just showed what type of person she was very friendly and fun.

On her techie posts goes without saying some of the best written here she will be sadly missed.

R.I.P.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby d0us » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:41 pm

Really shocked and sad to hear this news.

A really helpful member of this board and a great technical mind, the loss of whom will affect many I'm sure.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Total Eclipse » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:28 pm

Very sad to hear this. :(

I've not been on this forum for ages, yet remember some of her postings well.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby maergrey » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:19 am

just returned to Atari Forum and was greated with this very sad news :( RIP

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Zenichiro » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:56 pm

This is such a shock, I only get a chance to visit the forums infrequently lately. I've never had any personal contact with Alison but I've always observed her as a very warm and genuine person. I read the posts in this thread with the gradually evaporating hope that this was all a misunderstanding, a case of mistaken identity. Sadly this hasn't been the case.

My deepest condolences to her friends and family.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby cb » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:36 pm

This is so sad... RIP :cry:
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Re: techie_alison

Postby Colin C » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:54 am

Have already posted a separate subject, but thought I would add to this main subject as well.

I have launched a Tribute site to my beautiful partner Aly www.alisonchallis.moonfruit.com

Until the day I die, I will make sure she is never forgotten.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Avanze » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:21 pm

I haven't been on the board for a few months. This is really sad news.

Alison was such a caring and helpful person and she will be missed indeed.

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Re: techie_alison

Postby Desty » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:43 pm

Have only heard about this today and don't want to believe it. Terrible news - this community and the world have lost a really lovely person!
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Re: techie_alison

Postby deepblue69uk » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:31 pm

After only just finding this just today (I've been an occasional visitor till now) I've read every single tribute. I'm so sorry to hear this news. She certainly made quite an impact on this site. I didn't know her, but viewing her correspondences she came across to me as a very knowledgeable and very warm person. I first saw her postings a couple of years ago just before I signed up to this site. Life can be damned unfair sometimes. I concur with what Colin said at some point earlier in this thread that unique and talented people often die young. Well, why should it be. She sounded like a wonderful person and I am sorry that I didn't come to know her more.

Rest in peace Alison. Thank you for your contribution to a wonderful forum filled with some very interesting and unique people. You are missed dearly by those who knew you and those who loved you but also by those who were merely touched by you presence.

To her family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and best wishes for the future. I hope that you can eventually get through the grief and find a way, somehow to live with the loss.

To Colin specifically, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I do not know you but I just want to say, I hope you get through the grief no matter how long that will take. Regardless of a person's beliefs I've always believed that a loved one always stays with you, they are never gone even though we cannot see them. So I hope you are able to take some comfort in that. Best wishes and I look forward to corresponding with you in the future.
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Re: techie_alison

Postby Decky » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:31 pm

I have been away from the Atari scene since late last year, with just the occasional dipping in and out of the forum looking at the for sale. I came across a post about the sad passing of Alison for the first today. The blood drained from me and a cold chill passed over my body at the thought of what happened. I only knew Alison through the forum, but when I was buying a few things from her and she was making me TOS 2.06 chips I communicated a lot via PM's. I kinda felt I knew her well as she was very friendly with all her PM's. Heck she even sent me a postcard with the gamepad and said she loved postcards. I never sent one back and now feel bad about that. She was a great Atari figure on the forum here and I am deeply saddened by her passing. She will be missed immensely.

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