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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Osprey!, Dec 2, 2017.
Wow, like many others I only had the chance to ride with Mark a few times, but I'll never forget the stories and his welcoming demeanor. Spend an hour with him and it felt like you've known him your whole life. Rest in Peace, you are missed...
I don't know the circumstances, but pray he passed without pain or fear and may his next life be at least as fun, fulfilling, and fruitful and full of friends as his last life.
I am so sad to hear of Marks passing. I had the pleasure of riding with him on a couple of the color rides. I will miss him very much.
Here's to a great guy who gave many of us great memories...
Sept. 20, 2008
Greywolf in his element:
I had heard rumor of his passing earlier but was holding out with the hope it was wrong. It's a terrible loss. What a wonderful person.
Beyond exchanging a few PMs never met Mark but this is sad to hear. Sorry for those that have lost a friend.
RIP, I enjoyed the times I spent with him.
Godspeed Mark, it was great riding with you!
how did he die?
Thanks man. That was beautiful. Time will heal the hurt, but the shock is still fresh. Ride in Peace Mark.
I only got to ride with him a few times but he left a big impression which only makes sense given his outsized personality. His sig line said live was long enough just not wide enough. Perhaps his friends disagree with the length part of the equation right now but here is hoping he is finding plenty of width.
We rode to some cool places. Rest in Peace my friend.
Mark is and was a wonderful friend, human, and riding buddy. We shared many great adventures. I always enjoyed talking with this intelligent, thoughtful gentlemen. Alaskan bush pilot, entrepreneur, charter boat captain, hang glider, search and rescue...I always learned from and enjoyed our visits. He shared his life and experiences, listened deeply, and had a giant heart of gold. Mark knew all of Colorado and most of the western states like the back of his hand. One of my favorite memories is when I actually showed him a trail to a waterfall that he did not know about!
Cindy and I had Mark over to our home for dinner mid October. We enjoyed a great meal, listened to stories and looked at photos from Mark’s last great adventure. I remarked that this was “the trip of a lifetime.” Mark agreed. As he left, Mark shared with us that he had health issues. He did not divulge specifics. I did not pry.
Mark, you are loved and missed. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for our incredible rides. You will always remain in Cindy’s and my hearts.
I think it appropriate to host a Memorial Fall Color Tour in Mark’s memory in 2018. No details yet, but I will post up something next year.
Godspeed my friend.
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One of mine too...
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I rode in the Fall colors tour last year. I had never met Mark, but he invited me into his house and let me and other riders stay there. He fed us a meal that the best restaurants couldn't beat. He also let me room with him in cabins along the route. All this never having known me but one day. He had some unbelievable life experiences and was incredibly humble. What a great guy! You will be missed. RIP Mark.
I am very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I also met Mark on one of the fall color tours he led. He was a very nice, well spoken, funny, intelligent man.
I hope he did not suffer and is now riding some of the great, colorful roads in the sky.