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Old 06-26-09, 08:36 PM   #1
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Bloomingcyclist

It is with a heavy heart that I share sad news regarding the passing of our dear friend, Greg, who wrote under the nom de plume Bloomingcyclist.

Despite being a strong and fit cyclist, while nearing the end of a 50 mile ride with his wife on their tandem and while cresting a final climb our friend suffered what was described as a heart failure this past Tuesday evening.

I first learned of Greg's passing this morning by a mutual friend.

Greg and his wife were dear friends with whom we have shared many now cherished moments over the past three years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful wife, family and friends. He will be missed.

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Old 06-26-09, 09:57 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. My condolences to his wife, family and friends.

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Old 06-26-09, 11:07 PM   #3
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Sad, sad news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, family and friends. He died enjoying his sport. May we all end our days with the love of our life, doing the things we enjoy.
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Old 06-26-09, 11:12 PM   #4
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Oh, this is so sad!

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I'm so sorry for their loss.

Small comfort that he died doing what he loved. May we all be so fortunate.
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Old 06-27-09, 06:08 AM   #5
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...03#post8549403

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...99#post7777999

Does anyone know the roots of his screen name?

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Old 06-27-09, 07:26 AM   #6
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He lived in Bloomington, IN.
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Old 06-27-09, 08:27 AM   #7
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Very sad. How old was he?
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Old 06-27-09, 08:34 AM   #8
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Greg was born, raised, went to college, married, raised his family, lived and taught advanced mathematics in Bloomington, Indiana. He was 58 years young.
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Old 06-27-09, 09:10 AM   #9
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So very sad....our sympathies to his family and friends.

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Old 06-27-09, 10:23 AM   #10
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Very sad indeed. We extend our sympathies to his family and friends.

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Old 06-27-09, 02:28 PM   #11
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We are very sorry to hear this. Our condolences to the family. This is so unexpected and devastating.
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Old 06-27-09, 03:18 PM   #12
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Terribly sad ... but please God let me go that way. Condolences to Bloom's wife. I trust she's safe. Thankfully this occurred on a climb, I suppose.

These stories are jolting, for sure.
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Old 06-27-09, 05:24 PM   #13
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I am very sad to hear this. My wife and I bought a tandem 2 weeks ago. We live about 60 miles from Greg and last fall we went to his home where he allowed my wife and I to test ride his tandem. I was looking forward to see him at tandem rallies this year.
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Old 06-27-09, 07:28 PM   #14
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Another cycling voice has been stilled.
Sincerest condolences to his family.
Always live as if today could be your last day; they were doing what they loved . . .
riding TWOgether.
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Old 06-27-09, 07:52 PM   #15
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We first met Greg Mongold & his lovely wife Linda at our first hilly rally at TTR, 2007. They were great inspirations to us and provided a lot of encouragement when we needed plenty of both. We had all expectations of riding with Greg & Linda at many other rallies in the future and are very sad that this very enthusiastic tandem rider left us before his time, doing one of the things he loved most.

Some of Greg & Linda's Tandem adventure pictures are posted here;

;http://tandemhoots.ning.com/profile/GregandLindaMongold
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Old 06-27-09, 08:03 PM   #16
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Very sad. How old was he?
Way too young at 58.

Enjoy every moment.
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Our sympathies and prayers to his family. As TG stated cherish every moment you get doing the things you love with the people you love. As Rudy stated.. live one day at a time.. that would be now, cherish it!
So sad.
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Old 06-28-09, 06:49 AM   #18
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Very sad news. Our condolences to Greg's Family.
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Old 06-29-09, 06:03 AM   #19
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This is tragic. Our condolences to Linda and the family.

Greg and Linda befriended us as newbies at our first tandem rally, the ETR in 2007. The following year at the TTR they picked us out of the crowd to again welcome us. After we blew-up going over School House gap, they waited for us to recover at Metcalf Bottoms and gave us a wonderful lead down the Little River road.
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Too young.

We all have to go sometime and if I could pick a way to go, it sounds like this wouldn't be a bad one. Especially if there was no warning.

However, very hard on those left behind.
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Old 06-29-09, 05:29 PM   #21
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I'm hoping he got the bike stopped first?
I always think about something happening to me with my wife in a helpless position on the back.
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Old 06-29-09, 05:30 PM   #22
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So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family!
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Old 06-29-09, 05:53 PM   #23
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This is so sad, 58 years young and fit, prays for the loved one said.
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Old 06-30-09, 05:40 AM   #24
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We are very sad to hear the news. We also met Greg and Linda at ETR in 2007. They made us feel welcomed at our first tandem rally and have been an inspiration. Our prayers are with the family during this most difficult time.
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