Hello Fran -- I'm very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Chris very well, but me and some friends from Folsom met him on the Tahoe Rim Trail last year as we were attempting to ride the whole thing from Mt. Rose through Mr. Toad's. We bumped into him at about the half-way mark, and we rode much of the remainder of the way in together. I recall him being funny, down-to-earth, and we were happy and welcomed to have him join up with our group. I was able to complete the ride with him as I had to bail early at Starr Lake. But he pushed on and I believe he ended up finishing the ride late, in the dark. I'm glad I had the chance to meet him.
Thank you for letting us know and my sincerest condolences. When I ride the Tahoe Rim Trail again later this year I'll be thinking of Chris for sure.
I’m terribly sorry to hear of your loss.
Just a few days ago Chris gave me some pointers and a few motion based maps on where to go ride near Strawberry/Kyburz.
I’ll be sure to hit those trails and take a moment to remember Chris.
Condolences to you, Fran, and the rest of your family. I find a little comfort in knowing that Chris was able to find joy and passion in his life by doing something we all here take very close to heart. We are all connected by a passion for bicycles and the outdoors - and ultimately, by the reality that our time here is all too brief. This tragic news is a reminder for me to be more aware and appreciative of every moment I have. I will take Chris' memory on my next ride.
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