Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

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

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-10, 02:19 PM   #1
Let's do a Century
Thread Starter
jppe's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace, Cannondle Tandem/Ultegra
Posts: 6,857
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
What gift can you share?

My brother composed this and sent it out to members of our bike club. I thought he did a really nice job and was worth posting:

What gift can you share?

Thirty-five year-old Mt Pleasant cyclist Adam Little became appreciated and loved by his friends for the way he shared his infectious smile and genuine kindness.

Adam died Wednesday morning after being struck by a hit and run driver during his cycling commute to work. His surviving family received condolences from much of the cycling community, including professionals Lance Armstrong and George Hincapie. Adam had spent the last few years climbing to the upper levels of local amateur racing, but his genuine, unassuming character matched and often over-shadowed his competitive accomplishments.

Although the driver has since been identified and charged, Adam's wife and two pre-school children have been cheated of a loving husband, father, and provider. The Gaston County Cyclists will look for an opportunity to reach out to Adam's loved ones.

But even in this tragedy, he has shared another extraordinary gift.
Adam's heart now beats in a young boy, and in a few days another will regain the ability to see, because of Adam's organ donations. For his family and closest friends, the heartbreak will never go away, but Adam's gifts ensure that his legacy of sharing endures.
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-10, 11:20 AM   #2
big john
Senior Member
big john's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 11,774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 109 Post(s)
substructure posted this, jppe.
big john is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-10, 11:37 AM   #3
Senior Member
George's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Katy Texas
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 5,456
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Man what a heart breaker. If people don't start pulling there head out of the ass while driving, instead of all these distractions that they have is a crying shame. I can hear it now, Oh I'm sorry I didn't see him. I just turned my head for a second and there he was, or some other BS. Of course the person will walk, with a slap on the hand.
My condolences to his family and friends.
George is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:52 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.