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A note from Lena, justfitme's wife. In memoriam.

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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

A note from Lena, justfitme's wife. In memoriam.

Old 02-10-13, 08:24 AM
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Lena, sorry for your loss. His pictures show him as a great family man and I'm sure he will be remembered as such.
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Old 02-10-13, 08:29 AM
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So sad. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
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Old 02-10-13, 08:30 AM
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Looking at your photo album, I can't help but think of the tragedy of Sergei Grinkov. Young, handsome, beautiful family. Such a loss.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:14 AM
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Condolence to you Lena.

He is in a better place now where there are no hills and the wind is always on his back.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:19 AM
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My sincere sympathy for your loss Lena. The cycling community is a little less bright.
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Sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will remember Ed.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:43 AM
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I'm very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
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Old 02-10-13, 10:44 AM
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Very sad news.

We're all very sorry for your loss.

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Old 02-10-13, 10:55 AM
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I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences to you and your family.
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As a new member, justfitme helped me out so much.

You and your family will be in my prayers.
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Old 02-10-13, 11:10 AM
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So sorry to hear of your loss.

Rest In Peace.
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Old 02-10-13, 11:15 AM
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I am sorry for you and your family's loss, my condolences.
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So sorry, so tragic. Though I knew him not my heart aches for your loss. I tell my wife and kids, in all seriousness, if I do not return from my ride due to some tragic accident, mourn me not, I would have died doing what I truly love in life.
Nevertheless for those that remain we can only go on missing the loved ones we have lost no matter their mindset in death.
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So sorry to hear about this. I lost a friend of mine the same exact way. Sometimes bad things just happen to good people.
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Oh my gosh!! I am so sorry to hear this. My heart and prayers go out to your family.
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Originally Posted by justfitme View Post
Hi ALL

I am wife of Ed , known here as justfitme...

I have a bad, very bad news...Ed passed away on February 6, sudden death, his heart ruptured after 3 miles run. We are all in shock and I know how often he would come to this forum and spend evenings sharing his dearest love to the bikes.

You all know what bikes he has and i want to ask your advice which onces should we sell and for how much and which ones to keep for his son (he is 3 now) and for memory. I am so sorry to bring this news.....

Lena
Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Sudden and unexpected death is far different than anything else.

Regarding the bikes: I would ask his riding friends and local bike shop for their assessment. Two components: present and future value in terms of dollars. And then, value in terms of uniqueness of the particular model. Some bike models have a cult following.

Regarding your son: Its your call, not his. Even then, guys like fun stuff and bikes are definitely fun. It might take a 10 or 12 year holding period before he realizes what Daddy really liked. Your finances trumps the sentimentality. But if you can, hang the bikes in the garage roof.

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Old 02-10-13, 02:25 PM
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Wow, this is so sad to hear! My heart goes out to you, Lena, and your family at this time.
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Originally Posted by justfitme View Post
Hi ALL

I am wife of Ed , known here as justfitme...

I have a bad, very bad news...Ed passed away on February 6, sudden death, his heart ruptured after 3 miles run. We are all in shock and I know how often he would come to this forum and spend evenings sharing his dearest love to the bikes.

You all know what bikes he has and i want to ask your advice which onces should we sell and for how much and which ones to keep for his son (he is 3 now) and for memory. I am so sorry to bring this news.....

Lena
Lena,

Please accept my condolences and prayers. I did not have many personal interactions with Ed, but he always seemed to be a decent guy with a lot of stuff to share. We will miss him in here for sure.

May God grant you and yours peace.

Sincerely,

Brian J.
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Old 02-10-13, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Sudden and unexpected death is far different than anything else.

Regarding the bikes: I would ask his riding friends and local bike shop for their assessment. Two components: present and future value in terms of dollars. And then, value in terms of uniqueness of the particular model. Some bike models have a cult following.

Regarding your son: Its your call, not his. Even then, guys like fun stuff and bikes are definitely fun. It might take a 10 or 12 year holding period before he realizes what Daddy really liked. Your finances trumps the sentimentality. But if you can, hang the bikes in the garage roof.
I definitely agree with this.
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Old 02-10-13, 07:59 PM
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Thanks very much to the administrators and moderators for redoing Ed's Avatar line to the memorial. That is a nice touch, I am sure he would appreciate the thoughts and prayers expressed here. I hope these help Mrs, Lena get through this terrible time, just a little bit easier.

Respectfully,
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Old 02-10-13, 08:55 PM
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First, sorry for your loss.

A very distant second, but a primary reason you posted, what to do about the bikes: One of the best pieces of advice I've heard is not to make any major changes in your life for at least a year. You need time to heal and get used to the new, different way life will be from now on so unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise, leave the bikes alone for a while and revisit the issue after at least the first anniversity.
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Old 02-10-13, 11:22 PM
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Sorry to hear of your loss.

On the bikes- I'd say sell them if you can do so without just giving them away. There's a good chance your child won't be especially interested in them (or in cycling in general), if left unused for years, they become a chore to fix up, and if they're reasonably late models, they'll decline in value in the meantime...
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Old 02-10-13, 11:24 PM
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Do you need help with anything? Also, sell all the bikes and put the money for college for the kids. Bikes evolve so much in a few years that it isn't worth holding onto them.
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I'm so sorry to hear that...
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