Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I am sitting in Peebles, Scotland finishing a 9 day mountain bike holiday and I just found out that Steve Larsen died suddenly while doing a running workout a few blocks from my house. 
I knew Steve since the late 90's when he first moved to Bend. I don't have anything profound to say, I don't think there are any lessons here to learn. I am just shocked and sad. He was always friendly to me and our store even when he was sponsored by others. I was seeing him more this year as he was taking his son Massimo to many of the mountain bike races. I spoke to him the day before I left on this holiday, it was about how much fun it is to mountain bike race and have such good trails close to home. 
Life is so sudden and the unexpected can happen at anytime. I will miss Steve and I send my condolences to his five children and his wife Carrie.

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