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One year without Steve Vihel

Between a cold I’m having a hard time shaking and a two-month-old son at home, I was having a hard time sleeping last night.

I checked the traffic to my site for the day and noticed a few people were visiting from a post on DrunkCyclist.com and thought that was strange since I hadn’t seen anything posted about the site in a while.

I went to look and it turns out it was a post on their site linking to my story about my friend and bike shop owner Steve Vihel who died from hear failure.

I checked out date and realized Steve will have been gone for a year on Saturday.

Rereading the article and the comments people posted about him reminded me again how big his loss is to the biking community.

It’s always a little random and surprising when Steve has popped into my mind over the last year, but I know I’ll be spending my weekend remembering Steve and his family.

In addition to my post, you should read Josh Brodesky’s tribute to Steve too.

3 comments
Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

Went past the empty storefront the other day. As is my custom, I say a few words to Steve.

mickelsp
mickelsp

Steve was a big part of several communities. We in the Tucson ultimate frisbee community are kicking off a memorial award for Steve at the Hoasis tournament this weekend: http://www.tucsonultimate.com/spiritofsteve/ We hear through friends that the Boulder, Colorado ultimate community have started a similar award for Steve. His impact was wide-spread!