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    Pete, if you’re reading this, know that you are loved! And missed by all of us.

    We should go for a bike ride!





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    Pete made me a better person, a better cyclist, and a better friend. My heart is broken.

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    You are awesome, you are loved.

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    This world is darker and less fun without Pete in it.

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    I've always been a fringe participant in the local biking community, focusing on other things in life while enjoying cycling virtually until a few years ago. Then I dove in headfirst and immediately needed a mechanic... and everyone yelled "PETE!" So I went and I was immediately taken by a man and shop where I was treated with respect and interest just because I rode a bike. The smile, the hearty greeting, the sense of humor, and the warmth I felt when I'd go by the shop or send an email to Pete with a question truly made me feel like I had found a new community. It wasn't until recently when I connected the pink dots and got that Pete = Dirt here on the forum. I had met a legend, who I could actually ride with. And I did. Once. On a coffee ride with the Bikenetic gang. It wasn't enough.

    Like many of you, I am mourning someone special. I said to my wife this morning that I felt ridiculous tearing up while reading tributes on his Facebook page when I barely knew the man. I felt guilty. But then it dawned on me that the tears were really about love and goodness and that is EXACTLY what Pete would appreciate.

    Thanks, Pete, for being you. You are loved.

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    Doing what he did best. Pete helped me pick out this bike, based on his knowledge of my riding style, and didn't even roll his eyes when I wanted a powertap wheelset. This photo was taken the day before one of Pete's favorite events, Rebecca's Private Idaho, as he was adjusting my spoke tension.


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    A rare photo of Pete in a vehicle, in front of a steering wheel even!

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    Pete was probably the very first person to reach out to me to help when I asked questions on this Forum, now nearly a decade ago. Before long, I realized this Dirt guy was BikeDC's version of the legendary Sheldon Brown. Pete knew bikes, and he knew the joy bikes brought to him, and he wanted you, me and everybody to share in it. He was always ready with words of encouragement, or some expert mechanical advice on a common passion we shared - single-speed cyclocross bikes. I loved watching his irrepressible personality come bursting out in all the images of rides he shared with all of us. He made even made cars (a banana yellow GTI? YES!!) cool. I'm so sorry he's left us. I hope he's on a ride with Dave somewhere out among the stars.

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