It has been a little while since I last wrote something. There are a few reasons why. Crappy internet at our temporary rental, busy at work, Mia’s running injury means I am walking Codi a lot more too. Really though I have been trying to process the loss of a friend and trying to figure it out.
I don’t know all the details at this point. I just know Carly was very concerned about Trevor several weeks ago. I then learned over the weekend of the 24hr race that Trevor was gone.
I met Trevor and Carly at my first gravel ride out here. I didn’t know about Trevor’s background at the time but he made a comment about liking the On & Off Rhodes colors and I replied it was an ode to Paul and my Irish blood.
I just hit it off with these two from the start. I didn’t know a heck of a lot of the cycling crowd out here besides Juston. Trevor and Carly just kept inviting me to gravel events or making sure I knew about rides coming up. I thank both of them for that greatly. I don’t know anyone who ever had a negative comment about the guy. Everyone I know that knows Trevor all expressed admiration for him. We all universally called him one of the nicest guys out there. This sport is filled with a bunch of Type A people and Trevor was anything and everything but that.
Trevor was one hell of a strong bike rider but also just a really damn good guy. I didn’t know intimate details of his life but he was just nice to talk with and flat out a mellow dude. He was one of the good guys. Now he’s gone and I am mad, shocked and still somewhat trying to come to grips with it.
I’m going to try and attend a memorial ride planned for Trevor out in Mosier, OR on November 11th. I wish I could express my condolences to Carly in some meaningful way, but just know that all of us are here for you Carly! It will be nice to spend some time with people who knew Trevor too and celebrate one really cool dude.
Thanks for reading,