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Old 03-22-15, 07:46 PM
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I just finished speaking to his mom and she wanted me to tell you that (in her words) " Tom had recurring pneumonia, and had an unidentifiable bacterial infection which became septic. He was in a comatose condition most of last week and his kidneys and liver shut down."
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Old 03-22-15, 07:56 PM
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He will be missed.
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Old 03-22-15, 08:14 PM
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Rest in peace.
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Old 03-22-15, 08:16 PM
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I'm very sad to hear this. I was pulling for him to the end. He was like a father to Bike Forums. We all lost someone important. But my heart goes out to his Mom and the rest of his family.

Thank you Tom.
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Old 03-22-15, 08:24 PM
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Favorable roads Tom. You will be missed.
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Old 03-22-15, 08:34 PM
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Sad to hear.
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Old 03-22-15, 08:54 PM
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99% of us here never met Tom but like many, I felt like I knew him better than I know others here on the forum. What he shared was always genuine and well thought out. He will be missed.
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Old 03-22-15, 09:35 PM
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I am really sorry to hear this. I admired Tom for his humor, weight loss efforts and skills at the smoker.

He will be missed.
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Old 03-22-15, 09:45 PM
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Two things really stand out about him - the number of people whose lives he touched and his courage.
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Old 03-22-15, 10:24 PM
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Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Stormcrowe.
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Old 03-22-15, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for what you did for our community, Tom
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Old 03-23-15, 12:25 AM
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I don't cry much about people dying, but I am in this case.

Tom was a fair and firm person. He negotiated this particular ship, BikeForums, through some stormy times, and displayed that fairness and firmness on many occasions. Some just didn't like the way he commanded his ship, here and in his personal life, and moved on; they aren't missed whereas Tom will always be.

Vale Tom Stormcrowe.
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Sad news. His contributions to bicycling have been internationally appreciated.
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Tom wrote his own epitaph:

Out fishing with Annie on his lap,
a cigar in one hand and a ginger
ale in the other, watching the sunset

And I think this picture epitomises the man:



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Some day we will all lose the battle. I just hope to do so with even half the courage and dignity. Tom, may you rest in peace. Tom's family, may you savor the memories of a good man as you grapple with your loss. You and Tom are in my prayers.

I'll be digging out my black jersey & riding it for the next month.
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Old 03-23-15, 06:12 AM
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Ride On Tom..

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Any of us would be pretty lucky to lead half the life he did, based on the stories I've heard.
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Sad to hear he didn't get to spend his retirement on his boat as he'd wished.
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RIP Tom, may God bless
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So sorry to hear of this loss. For the newer members of BF, I'd love to hear more about Tom's life and your experiences with him. I can see in the respect he has here that he had quite an impact on many.
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So sorry to hear of this loss. For the newer members of BF, I'd love to hear more about Tom's life and your experiences with him. I can see in the respect he has here that he had quite an impact on many.
Tom was one of the members who helped guide me through a pretty rough patch in my life with kindness and understanding. I missed the opportunity to meet him in person and I regret that but I certainly count him as a friend.
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Heard about this last night and been struggling to come up with the words to adequately describe Tom and my respect for him. Not sure that I possess those words. Tom was one of the most gentle and humble members of our forum and was one of the members I wanted to meet in real life. Even when life was at it's most challenging for him, Tom met it with grace and courage, on his terms. Early on in my tenure here, I played Secret Santa and paid for a lifetime membership for Tom. Not sure if he ever knew that. This was not the sort of thing I did at the time, but Tom's story, his grace, his kindness and his intelligence were immediately evident and when he posted about not being able to afford a membership, it just felt like the right thing to do. I do not come here as much as I once did, but Tom was one of the reasons that I stayed as long as I did and that I kept coming back. Rest in Peace sir. We are all better for having known you and we are all diminished by your departure.

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RIP, Tom. I remember reading about his weight loss from cycling. I even showed my dad his story in hopes that it would/will light a fire under him. This was when I started riding to lose weight back in 2007/2008ish. Such an inspiration, and someone I will never forget. Whenever I see Tom's posts on this forum I think "oooh I wonder what Tom has to say!", even though I've never met the guy. If someone can find his post about losing weight that would be great! I'd like to read his story again.

My condolences to Tom's family. What a great guy. :-(
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