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    Robert Cox's wife posted on Strava that he suffered a heart attack after riding to work on August 28 and passed away on August 30. Since many on the Forum knew Robert, I thought it appropriate to let everyone know. I do not recall his Forum name. Robert used to attend FCC #2 at Java Shack and HDCC at Best Buns. I'll always remember him for his determined riding and dry wit.

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    Such sad news.


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    I hadn't heard, thanks for posting. Very sad.

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    Another memory is that he was pretty insistent about being called Robert, rather than Bob. So I just called him Mr. Cox.

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    Robert’s Forum name was vern, and that’s what some of us called him. He was our teammate on the Bipolar Beams Team 6 in my first Freezing Saddles, 2015. Ian F was our captain and vern and I were co-cheerleaders. It was an absolute blast. Vern was so kind and thoughtful … and supremely funny. The news is really upsetting.

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    Thank you for sharing this awful and sad news, Steve.

    He worked right by the Cosi where Crystal City Coffee Club meets. He would wave at us as he rode in to work, as recently as earlier this summer--numerous times. I figured at some point when he was running early or had the inclination, he would stop and chat for a few minutes.
    I also had the pleasure of riding along with Robert on the way there several times in 2017-2018, since our routes overlapped on coffee club mornings.
    So sad.
    Peace.

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    R.I.P. @Vern:-/


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    He rode the Reston Century with us in 2017

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    Very sad news. May his memory inspire us.

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    So tragic. I haven't seen him in a very long time, but he will be missed. Such a shame to lose another of the good guys.

    Sorry Robert.

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