After a 5-year struggle with cancer, Drew passed at the beginning of this week. He was a former student with whom I kept up, but with whom I more greatly reconnected through cycling. He had a femur replaced due to bone cancer and couldn't really jog anymore, so he took up cycling for fitness and sanity. We had many nice rides- not enough- and he motivated me to participate twice in the Bike to Beat Cancer. He left the world too early and I will miss him and his great spirit. As Patrick said just this morning in a poetic cyclist way, "May we see him at the top of the climb." Peace friend. Life is short. Drink it up.
Matt F and Drew H to the right at the 2013 Bike to Beat Cancer. Team Om Nashi Me.