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Old 07-01-20, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko

Funny. That photo was of a points race. I forget the exact format, but you would sprint, accrue points, and maybe rest a lap. Pete attacked after one of the sprints. Rode solo to be the first rider across the line, but ended up costing us the race, which we had been winning. He never stopped talking about how he won that race, and never understood the dynamics of us losing.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
Pete's ghost bike

I hate seeing it but at the same time have deep respect and the hope that it means something to everyone. A father, brother, a son, is gone.
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Old 07-01-20, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
Pete's ghost bike

Thanks for that.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
Pete's ghost bike

Even looking just at a picture of it does something to me.

At first, I was concerned how he might feel about his bike for eternity having a dork disc. But maybe it doesn't bug him as much as I feared.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
Pete's ghost bike
Thanks to all that helped to get it done.
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Old 07-01-20, 11:56 PM
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Old 07-02-20, 10:37 AM
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Link to the fund the family has asked for donations to in lieu of flowers.

https://secure.givelively.org/donate...a/peter-cotsis
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I have been thinking about this ever since it happened. This is really gnawing at me. He was such a colorful contributor here. This makes my heart heavy.
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Old 07-02-20, 08:03 PM
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Old 07-02-20, 09:50 PM
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Sad news for sure RIP PCad.
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Old 07-06-20, 01:00 PM
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Old memories

Originally Posted by gsteinb
Funny. That photo was of a points race. I forget the exact format, but you would sprint, accrue points, and maybe rest a lap. Pete attacked after one of the sprints. Rode solo to be the first rider across the line, but ended up costing us the race, which we had been winning. He never stopped talking about how he won that race, and never understood the dynamics of us losing.
Wasn’t it RyanF who created the caption for that pic? This thread makes me smile at some old memories but is so sad at the same time.
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Sad loss. I would come to these forums just to read this guys posts. He made me laugh so many times. Loved how he would quote and answer his own posts, hysterical.
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Old 07-07-20, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Walter
Wasn’t it RyanF who created the caption for that pic? This thread makes me smile at some old memories but is so sad at the same time.
I loved RyanF too. He was an artist!
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Old 07-07-20, 03:37 PM
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Hi,
I haven't posted on BikeForums in a long time and it's been even longer since I posted to this sub forum. I've had and still have an immediate family tragedy I'm working through but for some reason I decided to look here to see what had been shared about Peter.
I never met him in-person, but I felt like I knew him as a fellow native New Yorker. We had similar sensibilities but almost polar opposite ways of expressing ourselves. Regardless, his posts here and on Facebook amused and sometimes informed me.
I do some bicycle advocacy work in Southern California and collisions like this sadden and anger me. My hope is that some good comes out of this tragedy when more facts become known. The ghost bike is a small first step in potentially bring about some change.
Don't know if his wife and daughter will see this thread. If they do, I hope it brings them a small amount of comfort.
RIP Peter (Pcad).
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Old 07-07-20, 08:32 PM
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Wow. I haven't been on this forum in at least a decade. I've been riding a lot more with my 16 year old son lately and thought I'd pop on to see if this place was still active. And I see this news - I occasionally sparred / communicated with Pcad years ago and was always amused by his posts. Rest in peace.
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I passed his ghost bike riding the other day. What a shame.
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I am saddened to have just learned of this.

A life well-lived.

Prayers for the fallen, and his family.
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Not visiting much here anymore, but man this hits hard... Pcad WAS bikeforums in many ways. Chokes me up. I cannot imagine what it's like to lose somebody like that. May his family and friends find the strength to cope with this terrible loss.
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Haven't been here much in the last 5 years since I was hit by a car. Back on my bike and this gives me pause.
RIP Pcad.
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Old 07-17-20, 10:36 PM
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I missed this post and didn't hear anything about it on FB either. I've been in another world.

I am really, really sorry to hear this! It breaks my heart.
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Originally Posted by Machka
I missed this post and didn't hear anything about it on FB either. I've been in another world.

I am really, really sorry to hear this! It breaks my heart.
Like Machka, I didn't know about this until Machka told me just now.

Pcad was a fine man in every sense of the word. My heart is broken with this news.
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I've haven't been on BF much the last few years, but this is awful news. RIP PCAD - I always enjoyed reading your posts.

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