We’ll spread details as we can.
And, be sure to check out this lovely piece in memory of Chris from our new friends RKP.
… we’ll be quietly honoring him this evening at Hellyer’s Friday Night Racing.
The outpouring of love for Chris and support for Lorraine has been truly touching. The energy continues to grow. People want to do something. They want to take action. They want in some way to show their gratitude and affection for this unique man who touched, mentored, intrigued, inspired and amused so many. Tribute rides have broken out spontaneously from Plano, Texas to San Clemente,CA, and from Bend, Oregon to Redwood City. Disciples on bikes are stopping to take pictures of weird stuff. Some are showing their solidarity by wearing fanny packs (mansacks). Lance has twittered. The NYT has published an obit. The blogs are buzzing. Old cronies who havent spoken for decades are reconnecting. New friendships are being formed.
The spirt has been strong and wonderful and, more good news, there’s more to come. Friends and Frenemies alike are urged to save the weekend of August 1st and 2nd (Sat. and Sun.) to come to the Redwood City/Menlo Park area to pay tribute to our Hipp Star. We will be planning a number of activities to both celebrate Chris’ life and keep his labor legacy alive. I am personally excited to have the chance to fill in a few holes on this enigmatic and curious man. This event will give each of us — techies, webgeeks, wonks, winos, bikies, and angel$ — a chance to both share and learn more about the texture, color, depth and bandwidth of The Man.
Lorraine sends her love and she’s very grateful for the outpouring of love and support.
Memorial ride this Sunday leaving Form Fitness at 9:00am (445 bryant st.
palo alto ca 94301) open house from noon-5:00pm (1590 Stockbridge ave.
redwood city ca) bring a dish, beer, or anything else you can share. Out of town
folks are welcome to ship their bikes to Form Fitness for the ride and we’ll
help ship them back on Monday
If you haven’t already read them, here are a few articles and blogs about Mr. Hipp that may enlighten you.
- NYT OBIT
- EPISODE #1: HIPP INTERVIEW, 1997
- Personal Tributes by cyclists
- Menlo Park newspaper
Ride on, Hippstar. Ride on.
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