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Old 03-23-15, 11:13 AM
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For those of you who asked about funeral arrangements and wanted to send flowers.

I talked to his mom and she told me this: "Tom will be cremated and we are having a memorial for Tom later this summer in Indiana with family, and his ashes will be scattered on the Lake where he grew up. There is really no address to send things."

I am sending her links to the threads here so if you all want to send her any words or memories, you may do so here, in this thread please.
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Old 03-23-15, 11:15 AM
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Next time I set a spinnaker during a race, it will be done in Tom's honor and memory. Fittingly, my son caught a very large bass yesterday, the first one of the season for him.
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Old 03-23-15, 11:43 AM
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Oh wow. I had not heard.

Now he's come to the place, where the road and the sky collide
Tom went over the edge and let his spirit glide
They told him, he was going to have to work for a living
But all he wants to do is ride...

Ride on Tom.
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I knew Tom lived in Lafayette but wasn't sure if he was a Hoosier until I read above that his family is here.
Seemed like a very sharp guy.
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I knew Tom lived in Lafayette but wasn't sure if he was a Hoosier until I read above that his family is here.
Seemed like a very sharp guy.

"Sharp" doesn't quite do it.

The depth and breadth of his knowledge was staggering and no intellectual task seemed to be too much.

While that was impressive, so too was his humanity.
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Tom was a great influence and moderator on Bike Forums.
His story helped me get off my butt and riding.
RIP Tom.
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Old 03-24-15, 07:10 PM
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Please link to this thread also https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/999463...tormcrowe.html
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I'll make sure to send out a "thank you" from our next tour on my Bike Friday. Everything I know about this bike I learned on this forum. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise, and not had many adventures in the last 5 years. RIP Tom.
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Losing another giant of the cycling community.

Belated condolences for all Tom's family. Tom would have been a giant in the cycling community if he hadn't ridden a mile, turned a spanner or fixed a flat. The continuous efforts he made to this forum have had worldwide effects. There are products whose description or name become synonomous. One doesn't internet search one 'googles'. One sneezes into 'Kleenex', etc. Bike Forums has been indispensable in my growth as a cyclist and complete bike tech. The information learned and mistakes corrected are countless. As a moderator Tom was always level and fair. As my life progressed I became involved with real life concerns and spent more than 10 years away from active participation. Personally, I'll miss Tom's good natured, but no nonsense approach to BF. Along with Sheldon Brown the 21st century has claimed 2 of my Mt. Rushmore. The others being Major Taylor and Greg Lemond. RIP, Tom. Your spirit will be alive as long as Bike Forums exists.
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