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Old 07-17-10, 02:58 PM
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Mt. Diablo ride in memory of my father

My wonderful father, Glenn, passed away early this morning.
I'm going to ride to the top of Mt. Diablo on Sunday and think of him as I look out across the world.

I'd like to invite my bikeforums.net friends to join me and my sweet wife, MyLilPony

We plan to leave Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek at 6:30 AM.
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Old 07-17-10, 03:09 PM
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Curtis - sorry to learn of your loss.

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Old 07-17-10, 03:11 PM
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Curtis - I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm not 100% yet, but I'll try to get my morning organized to make it and ride with you.

The day after my mom passed away last month, I went to the summit of Diablo too. It's such a special place to go and reflect; I hope you can get a moments tranquility up there at this difficult time.
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Old 07-17-10, 03:55 PM
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Curtis, I'm so so sorry to hear about your loss.
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So sorry for your loss Curtis.
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Curtis, too early for my blood, but appreciate the view and the ride.
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Curtis,

Please accept my condolence for the loss of your Father. I'm very sorry to read this. As others have said, Mt. Diablo is a pretty special place for a reflective ride.

In March of last year, my Father had passed away. My three Brothers and I, as well as an "Honory Brother" did a ride up Diablo in his memory too. It was quite a special ride. Enjoy each turn of the pedal.

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Old 07-17-10, 05:49 PM
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As tributes go, this is as good as it gets.

I know quite a few people who have found a special site up there to contemplate life and death; I'm sure you will too.

I've already got the spot picked out where I want my ashes scattered (be it tomorrow or 50 years from now).

Peace to you Curtis and MLP.
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Old 07-17-10, 06:46 PM
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Curtis, sorry to hear of your loss. I am not in town, but am joining you in spirit.
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Curtis, I am very sorry to hear this.

I have known Glenn for more than 15 years from the camera club. Aside from an outstanding photographer, Glenn was a very fine man. He always had nice words for all and was the voice of reason at our board meetings. I personally enjoyed his witty spirit and constant encouragements. It was sad seeing his health degrade in the last year, yet it didn't take his smile and good nature away. He made quite an impression when he showed up with a heck of a nice walking stick!
I am sure he is shooting some incredible masterpieces from heaven.

I will try to join the ride up Diablo tomorrow morning.
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Curtis,

Sorry to hear about your father. I think you have found a wonderful way to honor his memory. Have a great ride.
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Curtis- So sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Have a great ride- what a way to remember and celebrate your dad.
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Very sorry to hear of your father, Curtis. Tomorrow morning and always, may the road rise to meet you and the wind be at your back.
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I'm so sorry Curtis.

Thom and I will join you on the ride tomorrow.

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Old 07-17-10, 09:17 PM
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Very sorry to hear Curtis. Unfortunately, I won't be able to join you. I hope you find some peace on the climb and at the summit.
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Condolences, Curtis. I hope the ride tomorrow helps - I have the kids, so I can't join you.

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Curtis,

My heart goes out to you tonight. I am sorry for your loss.
You are a great man, that is your father's legacy to you and to the world.
He must have been very special.
I will be there at Arbolado Park on Sunday to ride with you.
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Curtis,
Very sorry for your loss.
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My sympathy to you and your family, Curtis.

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Curtis, my condolences to you and your family.
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Curtis,
I'm very sorry for your loss.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
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Thanks BF friends, for your well wishes and joining me. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all your kindness.
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Georges made it in his tennies!
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Georges made it in his tennies!
As being told many times: "when you lose you head you have to make the legs work!" (raw translation from French proverb).
Only really bothered me while standing or spinning fast. I couldn't keep up with Rich and Brent on the flat on the way back below the Ranger station.
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