to his family and friends my heart goes out to you.
I'm so sorry
To all those who post here and that I dont know or may not ever really know.
Hope you are all happy,and safe, I hope to some day meet some of you
take care cause life is too short.
HUGS TO ALL!
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of mankind"- H.G. Wells
i emailed the supervisor for the news department, Karen Parsons:
Ms Parsons -
i am greatly offended and saddened by the tone of Craig Lester's article about the cyclist killed.
etc, etc, etc...
she was apparently out of the office until last week. here was her response:
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
First of all, I'd like to extend my condolences for the loss of this young man. He must have been really special, a number of his friends and family have written to me to comment on how his accident was presented.
I have been working with all our broadcasters to keep in mind that although many people are affected when a crash happens, that when there are injuries and death, it is essential for us to be compassionate in our reporting.
Although it may be hard to believe as a result of your experience, Craig Lester is a kind and considerate person. I think he lost sight for a time of the impact this kind of accident has. I've spoken with him, and other staffers about how to write about deaths in the future.
Again, I'm sorry about the loss of your friend. I had a dear friend die at the hands of a drunk driver when I was 21. They never leave your thoughts.
woah..been without the internet for a few weeks.... what a shame.my sincerest condolences
I completely second these thoughts. I didn't know Shiznaz by his first name, only his bikeforums moniker, and was very fond of him. I am saddened to learn I will never be able to chat with him again.
Maybe to some he was "controversial", but I found him to be among the most corteous and friendly bikeforum members. And a truly creative and precious person.
Shiznaz, God bless your good soul. Rest in peace.
Been thinking of Shiz all morning. Damn his posts made me laugh.
"Hi, I really like bikes and bike related stuff and also bike people. Follow my adventures across North America; I'll try to update this page as often as I can with photos, videos and journal entries. Enjoy! "
Ride bikes, not other people's dreams.
They were for his memorial ride.
I got directed here by one of the mods after I replied to one of his earlier posts. Thanks ( I think ) Donna.
I didn't know him and had only noted in passing some of his comments. Reading some of the comments here i think I will have to go back and look up some of his threads.
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Robert A. Heinlein
I just read this thread. I'll miss his posts, and I am sorry I never met him in person. My prayers go out to his family.
Originally Posted by operator
It is a good deed you've done. You have my respects.
When I was little, I prayed every night for a bike.
Then I realized the Lord doesn't work that way,
so I stole one Then I prayed for forgiveness. -emo philips
See you when I get "there" buddy...I will miss you, but never forget you.
無上甚深微妙法 .... 百千萬劫難遭遇..... 我今見聞得受持
Definitely not the best thing to see after being absent from the forum for a while. Since I got back from a land with no internet access I've tried to think of something appropriate to say and all I can think of is how much this sucks. This first time I ever saw Shiz's avatar I nearly shot coffee out of my nose. He'll be missed.
I've read many of his posts and I really enjoyed his personality. What a terrible loss.