I dreamed about you over the weekend and now I realize you were telling me goodbye. You were telling me to keep pursuing my dreams and continue my love of cycling. For those of you who don’t know, Rich has been a friend for many years and was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and was an absolute warrior until the end.
If if wasn’t for you Rich I would’ve never pursued cycling. You convinced me to give those skinny tires a try and encouraged me to pursue clip-ons so I could be a stronger rider. Thank you for taking the time with me that Saturday morning in the parking lot at Target and helping me understand my bike gears. However of all the things you taught me the one that I will always remember is to never ever wear underwear with biking shorts. Who knew? I will always remember our cycling trips in France, our weekend rides in Scottsdale, and numerous parties. I’m so glad that I got to share your love for France, cycling, red wine and laughter.
I will always remember you and you will forever be in my thoughts. Love and miss you. Rest in peace Rich Mackney.