Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Sad Day

Old 04-21-21, 07:55 PM
  #1  
jppe
Let's do a Century
Thread Starter
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,018

Bikes: Cervelo R3 Disc, Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace, Cannondle Tandem/Ultegra, Lynskey GR260 Ultegra

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 549 Post(s)
Liked 567 Times in 274 Posts
Sad Day

A neighbor, terrific guy, strong cyclist, pilot, cordial and helpful to all. Eternal tailwinds Gary!!


https://morganton.com/news/local/man...0260e.amp.html




__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Likes For jppe:
Old 04-21-21, 08:28 PM
  #2  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 16,121
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2556 Post(s)
Liked 1,971 Times in 1,087 Posts
Sorry jppe.
big john is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 02:08 AM
  #3  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Kabuki12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 1,598

Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special,Medici Pro Strada,Colnago

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 355 Post(s)
Liked 540 Times in 363 Posts
Sorry for your loss.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 02:56 AM
  #4  
ropetwitch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 64
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 8 Posts
Sorry for your loss dude. Are you with him when he fall in the Linville Gorge?
ropetwitch is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 04:28 AM
  #5  
jppe
Let's do a Century
Thread Starter
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,018

Bikes: Cervelo R3 Disc, Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace, Cannondle Tandem/Ultegra, Lynskey GR260 Ultegra

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 549 Post(s)
Liked 567 Times in 274 Posts
Originally Posted by ropetwitch View Post
Sorry for your loss dude. Are you with him when he fall in the Linville Gorge?

No, but his son was.
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 05:28 AM
  #6  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 19,675

Bikes: Giant Propel, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8129 Post(s)
Liked 1,593 Times in 806 Posts
So sad.
__________________
Dennis T

Where there is a will, there's a way. Where there is no will, there's an excuse.





Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 06:34 PM
  #7  
OldTryGuy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,090

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 884 Post(s)
Liked 392 Times in 262 Posts
;,0(
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 06:58 PM
  #8  
downhillmaster
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 1,301
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 751 Post(s)
Liked 558 Times in 287 Posts
Sorry to hear that
downhillmaster is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 09:08 PM
  #9  
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Posts: 20,335

Bikes: 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo; 1960 Capo Sieger (2); 1962 Carlton Franco Suisse; 1970 Peugeot UO-8; 1982 Bianchi Campione d'Italia; 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10;

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 950 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 251 Posts
Thank you for sharing. I feel as though I have lost another "close friend I never met."
__________________
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Carlton: 1962 Franco Suisse, S/N K7911
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline  
Old 04-22-21, 10:33 PM
  #10  
rsbob 
Sniveling Weasel
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 945

Bikes: Rodriguez Racing Tandem, Fondriest Steelie, Bianchi Trofeo, Bianchi Infinito, Schwinn Varsity, Trek mtn

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 365 Post(s)
Liked 485 Times in 298 Posts
Very sad news. So sorry for your and the family’s loss.
__________________
Rick Seattle-ish, Wa.

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche



rsbob is offline  
Old 04-23-21, 06:30 AM
  #11  
DeceptivelySlow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Posts: 118

Bikes: Two wheels; multiple gears

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
What a tragic accident, sad news indeed.
DeceptivelySlow is offline  
Old 04-23-21, 06:41 AM
  #12  
Deal4Fuji
minimalist cyclist
 
Deal4Fuji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,405

Bikes: '82 Fuji Supreme, '83 Raleigh Olympian, '87 Lotus Excelle, '85 Centurion Ironman, '75 Schwinn Continental, '73 Raleigh Grand Prix, '84 Trek 500/400, '89 Schwinn Le Tour, '86 Bianchi Sport SX '12 Trek Alpha 1.1, Ross Central Park

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 868 Post(s)
Liked 781 Times in 526 Posts
Really sad, hopefully the son doesn't feel any responsibility.
Deal4Fuji is offline  
Old 04-23-21, 06:45 AM
  #13  
stevel610 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Valley Forge: Birthplace of Freedom
Posts: 934

Bikes: Novara Safari, CAAD9, WABI Classic

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 259 Post(s)
Liked 164 Times in 99 Posts
So sorry.
__________________
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
stevel610 is offline  
Old 04-23-21, 08:09 AM
  #14  
AdkMtnMonster
Airplanes, bikes, beer.
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Off the front
Posts: 574

Bikes: Canyon Endurace CF SL 8.0 current favorite, newest bike.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 297 Post(s)
Liked 570 Times in 252 Posts
That guy seems like he actively lived his life. It’s unfortunate that he died, but he was smart enough to know he was taking a risk, strong enough to try it, and adventurous enough to do it. Chapeau! Clear skies to another pilot who has gone west.
AdkMtnMonster is offline  
Old 04-23-21, 09:49 AM
  #15  
jppe
Let's do a Century
Thread Starter
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,018

Bikes: Cervelo R3 Disc, Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace, Cannondle Tandem/Ultegra, Lynskey GR260 Ultegra

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 549 Post(s)
Liked 567 Times in 274 Posts
Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
That guy seems like he actively lived his life. It’s unfortunate that he died, but he was smart enough to know he was taking a risk, strong enough to try it, and adventurous enough to do it. Chapeau! Clear skies to another pilot who has gone west.
He certainly did. Plus he was an excellent “instructor/teacher”. He was a pilot instructor and also offered very welcoming advice to new cyclists. He had the knack of providing information in a very helpful way which no one ever seemed offended. There are numerous stories in our local cycling community about what’d he done to help them.
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Likes For jppe:
Old 04-27-21, 06:17 PM
  #16  
Cougrrcj 
Over forty victim of Fate
 
Cougrrcj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 3,669

Bikes: A few...

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 531 Post(s)
Liked 261 Times in 176 Posts
Sorry to hear another one has gone.

BUT, a person dying while doing something that the person enjoyed, while tragic to those around him, is also the way I'd like to go out... Not necessarily the falling part, but... still better than wasting away in a nursing home, or of Cancer, or...

I've beaten Cancer once - ten years ago now... and I count myself lucky.

If I were to die of a heart attack while cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway.... At my age, and with my family health history, I'd count that as a good thing!


.
__________________
'75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 52k+ miles and still going!
'84 Univega Gran Tourismo
'84 Univega Viva Sport
'86 Miyata 710
'90 Schwinn Woodlands
Unknown brand MTB of questionable lineage aka 'Mutt Trail Bike'
Plus or minus a few others from time-to-time

Cougrrcj is online now  
Old 05-01-21, 01:59 PM
  #17  
IronM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Cumming GA
Posts: 184

Bikes: Fuji Transonic, Ridley Excalibur, Foundry Overland, Niner EMD

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 6 Posts
I was thinking the exact thing on my last bikepacking trip in the mountains a couple weeks ago; Though cancer may get me in the end; if I was to pass up there in the woods doing what I love, listening to the sound of the babbling stream while in harmony with nature and God; there are much worse ways to go.

I am very sorry for the loss of a good friend; just from his wide smile I could tell he was one heck of a great guy
IronM is offline  
Old 05-10-21, 10:50 AM
  #18  
thehammerdog
Senior Member
 
thehammerdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NWNJ
Posts: 3,419

Bikes: Road bike is a Carbon Bianchi C2C & Grandis (1980's), Gary Fisher Mt Bike, Trek Tandem & Mongoose SS MTB circa 1992.

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 557 Post(s)
Liked 209 Times in 147 Posts
remember your friends time here is short enjoy life ride your bike tell people I love you.
we don't really know our future.
god bless.
thehammerdog is offline  
Old 05-10-21, 03:52 PM
  #19  
Helderberg
Senior Member
 
Helderberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Rolesville NC
Posts: 682

Bikes: Had an old Columbia in the 80's, here a used Schwinn hybrid, now a Cannondale Quick 3 and a Topstone 105..

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 191 Post(s)
Liked 175 Times in 93 Posts
So sorry for your loss.
Frank.
Helderberg is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.