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I’ve always taken a lot of pride in being a part of the BikeForums community. Even though there are almost 85,000 members, it still manages to feel like one really big family. Which is why it’s always painful to report the loss of one of our members.
Known as Shiznaz on the forums, Charles was known for his keen wit as well as a love of cycling. He was also a fellow blogger, and was blogging about his summer road trip here, when he became a victim of another senseless crime against cyclists. I can’t bring myself to call it an accident, since based on the limited information passed on to me, it was completely avoidable. But arguing the semantics will not bring him back.
There’s a little tribute thread to him on the forums right now. I chose the photo below because I think it pretty much sums up his attitude.
Shiz, you’re gone, but not forgotten.