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Old 08-22-14, 12:53 PM
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Tip Of The Cap to a Beloved Local Rider

I don't' think the NorCal board acknowledged the passing of one of our own, or perhaps I just missed it.

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Old 08-22-14, 02:00 PM
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From what I read he had quite a bike collection.
Very sad story though, he seemed like a top notch guy too.

O Captain! My Captain!
from one of my all time favorite movies 'Dead Poets Society'
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Old 08-22-14, 09:29 PM
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Yeah, I still find it a bit hard to believe he's dead. When he lived in SF a while back, I met him one day walking down one of the Avenues towards Geary Blvd. Just a plain ordinary guy wearing everyday, street clothes and driving a Toyota Land Cruiser. He'd talk to you like you've been long time friends, and give you as much time as you wanted. I guess most people knew him doing one of his comedy routines or watching one of his movies. In person one on one, he was as nice a person you could've ever wanted to meet. He was genuine, a down to earth good guy and generous.

As it turns out, he lived right off of Paradise Dr. where you see to the left a yacht harbor and San Quentin in the distance. So we've passed his house many times.

One wish I had was to maybe ride with him one day.
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Truthfully didn't know he was into cycling until after his passing.

RIP. Seemed like an all around good guy with nothing but good words said about him after his passing.
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Old 09-09-14, 03:56 PM
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I have encountered him twice in bicycle shops in San Francisco, the second time he was buying a seat that is split in the center and went into his "comedy/humor mode" explaining to me that his doctor ordered him to buy one of these seats--he was very funny of course and was touched for addressing me. Saw him a third time after one of the "San Francisco Grand Prix" race walking back by himself.

He use to ride with Lance Armstrong, I heard of one incident up in the foothills where a pick up truck driver was incensed that they were slowing him down and branded a g u n--so the group of cyclists with of course Robin Williams and Lance Armstrong went to the local police station with the license plate number and apparently the driver was subsequently arrested.

I wish he had taken one more ride on that very sad morning--as we all know it helps us a great deal to clean the cobwebs between out ears.
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