Wow, this is hard to believe. Some of you may remember Mad_One (Robert) as one of our ride partners and friends that rode with us for quite some time on SART (09 and then some). Well he had some problems with a brain tumor about 2 years ago, cancer. He received medical treatment and was doing better. But doc's orders no driving or riding. So he rode the bus to work for quite some time. He had just gotten a new car and a new condo just around the corner form A Stadium right before discovering the tumor.
So we kept in touch then later became friends on facebook. He couldn't ride but said that he hoped to get well enough soon. About 5 months ago he lost one of his friends to cancer and her death hit him pretty hard. But still he continued to keep in touch with hopes to ride again with us on SART.
His birthday was in early May so I posted on his wall a Happy Birthday. He didn't respond but a couple days late he posted on his wall that he could really use a Ding Dong right now. I didn't think anything of it but after finding the sad news today, I'm thinking this might have been one of his last days and a last chance to post. The good bye's were posted on May 21'st.
This morning Gina and I were talking about our rides with Mad_One back in the day. I thought it was strange that I hadn't heard from him in a while so I looked at his FB page today and saw the sad news. A few comment and good bye's form friends and relatives. So sad, Robert was a very cool guy and always happy to be on the bike.
I just can't believe it, losing good buddies and fellow riders to cancer.:-(
We'll miss you Robert!