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Att. VeloNews Tech Talk Forum contibutors-GoatroperDINOSAUR
May 9, 2001 7:53 PM
I partake in the VeloNews forum as well as this one. I clicked on VeloNews tonight and read a tribute written by Mrs. Goatroper. David (Goatroper) died Monday evening after a long fight with cancer. If you read the Tech Talk forum you will be familar with his posts. You might want to click on over there and submit a short note to his wife.
This is sad news indeed. It goes to show that we need to remember to be kind the each other. We do not walk on this earth for long...
Yes, he was a great man with lots of knowledge on life.Highgear
May 9, 2001 8:39 PM
I will truly miss his posts. I would love to read the book on cycling he was working on. God bless you Goatropper.
I couldn't agree moremike mcmahon
May 9, 2001 9:20 PM
Although I don't post or read at VN as much as I do here, I always checked VN in part to see that David/Goatroper had to say. He was an intelligent, well-travelled man who always had something insightful and amusing to add to the discussion. I added my short note to the long list of those offering condolences to "Mrs. Goatroper." He's the type of person I definitely would have enjoyed meeting in person.

Mike
Humbled by his and her eloquence and courage.shmoo
May 9, 2001 10:25 PM
I read the post today when I got home from work. Before seeing your post, Dino, I had just finished e-mailing my brother-in-law and cycling partner a copy of today's post as well Goatroper's post of 4/26. I also frequent the VN forum for its insightful and knowledgeable participants, but rarely post there. While driving home from work this afternoon, I had decided not to ride tonight - too tired, too hot, too frick'n lazy, whine, whine, whine. I have to tell you that, even though I didn't know this guy, I absolutely lost it when I read today's post. I was stunned, as if he was a personal friend, and humbled by his and his wife's eloquence, strength, and courage. I RODE (I could do nothing less), and cried for the first 5 miles.

You see, my wife is a melanoma survivor of over 11 years now (and I had shown her Goat's 4/26 post due to our interest in the matter). But even after 11 years there's still fear with every removed and biopsied mole, abnormal pap smear, breast exam, etc. This one really got to me.

I'll be riding the Riverbank edition of the Tour de Cure this Saturday. I'm going to pin a little ribbon on my jersey for Goat and his family. (Yellow might be more appropriate than black in this case, don't you think).

Steve.