Author Topic: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?  (Read 1945 times)

Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« on: 29 March, 2021, 06:31:39 pm »
I think it's 7 years ago today that the lovely Don Black died.  It really doesn't seem that long.

Peter

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #1 on: 29 March, 2021, 06:35:29 pm »
I often think about departed audaxers and yacfers, but the one that still gets to me is Jamesld8

Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #2 on: 29 March, 2021, 06:38:41 pm »
HF, was that Pancho?

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #3 on: 29 March, 2021, 06:51:56 pm »
There are a few names I'd hoped to see when I came back, but they either aren't even registered any more or it has been years since they logged in. Macleach, Gunner, Patrick Stevens. Yenrod. Flying Monkey. I wish I knew what happened to them.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #4 on: 29 March, 2021, 07:29:47 pm »
I often think about departed audaxers and yacfers, but the one that still gets to me is Jamesld8
Yes, same here

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #5 on: 29 March, 2021, 08:04:01 pm »
HF, was that Pancho?

No it was jamesld8. A lovely, gentle soul, for whom life came to be too much to bear.

Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #6 on: 29 March, 2021, 08:48:36 pm »
Very sad.

Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #7 on: 29 March, 2021, 09:10:27 pm »
I knew Bobajobrob very well. He used to ride with us (especially on Thursday nights). Went to his
funeral. His mother was devastated to lose such young son. I don't have the full account of things,
but he was bullied a lot (by whom, I don't know) and ended up taking his own life.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #8 on: 29 March, 2021, 09:23:05 pm »
I remember racing down the edge of the Cotswold escarpment with him near Hawkesbury Upton, with each of us egging each other on to go faster and faster. Good times.

Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #9 on: 30 March, 2021, 12:49:20 am »
Lars.

Bit shit, really. Lovely bloke.
Yeah, bit shit.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #10 on: 30 March, 2021, 03:19:57 pm »
What happened to Lars?

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #11 on: 30 March, 2021, 04:33:27 pm »
As per thread topic. He died.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #12 on: 30 March, 2021, 04:44:34 pm »
I hadn't realised that it was specifically about people who had passed away, so sorry for being insensitive.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #13 on: 30 March, 2021, 05:08:06 pm »
There are a few names I'd hoped to see when I came back, but they either aren't even registered any more or it has been years since they logged in. Macleach, Gunner, Patrick Stevens. Yenrod. Flying Monkey. I wish I knew what happened to them.
Sam


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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #14 on: 30 March, 2021, 05:18:42 pm »
@murakamiwood = Flying Monkey.   Somewhere Canadian.
Thank you.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #15 on: 30 March, 2021, 05:22:09 pm »
I hadn't realised that it was specifically about people who had passed away, so sorry for being insensitive.

Sam

You weren't being insensitive, at all, I think.  My title was a little obscure and is the title of a song by Sandy Denny.  I was taken aback to realise how long it was since Don died.  Coincidentally, while I can't say I knew Lars, I did meet him at least twice: once on LEL which he was riding and I was helping at; second time, only a week later (he was well hard) we both rode the Old 240, a very hilly northern 400.  I occasionally wonder if his hard-riding contributed to his early death, though I don't actually know the cause in Lars's case.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #16 on: 30 March, 2021, 06:07:56 pm »
No, I don't know either about Lars.
Would like to.

Also there is of course Bob McHardy
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=78536
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #18 on: 30 March, 2021, 08:16:37 pm »
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #19 on: 30 March, 2021, 08:18:05 pm »
IIRC heart attack.

Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #20 on: 30 March, 2021, 09:39:31 pm »
I understood Peter’s musical reference, but of the people mentioned I only knew Don. As he says, it’s hard to imagine that it was 7 years ago.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #21 on: 30 March, 2021, 09:44:05 pm »
Tonight I raised a glass to some other audaxing friends. One OTP (VeloYellow), two taken by motor vehicles and all three gone too soon.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #22 on: 31 March, 2021, 09:22:52 am »
@murakamiwood = Flying Monkey.   Somewhere Canadian.
Thank you.

Sam

Gunner’s still going strong.
Milk please, no sugar.

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #23 on: 31 March, 2021, 11:20:14 am »
Gunner’s still going strong.
That's brilliant! Not around here, though, I take it?

And Patrick Stevens? Have you seen him anywhere?

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Re: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
« Reply #24 on: 31 March, 2021, 11:31:05 am »
Tonight I raised a glass to some other audaxing friends. One OTP (VeloYellow), two taken by motor vehicles and all three gone too soon.

VeloYellow came on one of my forum rides (The Flatusian). He and Sandy stayed at a B&B of my recommendation about 100yds from my house. On the return I took him on a cycletrack back to the village and he slipped and fell on a steep sharp corner (uninjured, thankfully). I never pass that spot without remembering him and what happened a year or so later. I wish I didn't.