- Heaven is 10000 lumens brighter now. RIP Troutie
It is with much sadness I have to let you know that my good friend and bike brother ‘Troutie’ has passed away after having a heart attack at home the evening before.
I spent all yesterday crying and walking round saying ‘I can’t believe he’s gone’ He was my inspiration and I would still have be been in a 9-5 job now if he hadn’t have given me the confidence to start on my own.
We never did get chance to ride that last bike ride we had only recently spoke about doing.
Going to miss you so much Troutie as I know a lot on here will too RIP my good friendPosted 8 months agostumpy01Member
Bah! That’s terrible news.
I never bought one of his lights, but enjoyed the many threads on here from a few yrs ago discussing the various bonkers configurations of LED technology……he seemed to have a real ‘can do’ attitude to just trying things out for the hell of it, and always willing to provide advice on people’s own tinkering projects.
My particular favourites were the spider eyes….
RIP, Troutie…..Posted 8 months agoNewRetroTomSubscriber
Really sad to hear this. I had the pleasure of joining Troutie’s Team Fatty Owls for the Strathpuffer a couple of years ago. Sampled plenty of his lovely beer and enjoyed the warmth of his homemade wood burner.Posted 8 months ago
You will be missed greatly. Such a warm hearted and genuine bloke.loweySubscriber
What a totally bollocks day this is. I cant believe it.
Chris was a great bloke. Proper genuine nice decent guy. Been on quite a few rides with him and the old STW Northern Chapter.
I remember when I had burned out all the LED’s on one of his lights after leaving it on in my backpack. He’d given up making them but still said bring it round and I’ll have a play. Greeted me at the door with a few bottles of his homebrew and fixed the light. its still going strong.
Stage 3 at Ard Rock will not be the same.
Thoughts and deepest sympathy to all his family and friends. .Posted 8 months agodeadlydarcyMember
Never participated in any of the light-related stuff, but often shared contributions to threads on flooring with him. His advice was always sound and more importantly, never patronising – seemed a really good chap from what I could see. Not a great day for STW. All the best troutie.Posted 8 months agoeviljoeSubscriber
Aw bugger 🙁
Had a great holiday with Chris in Southern Germany a few years ago-he introduced me to the awesomeness of German wheat beers.
He custom made a couple of lights to go on the bottom of a drone for a show back in 2013, and woefully undercharged me.
Gonna dig out pictures of that holiday when I get home, post a few here.
Big love to his family and friends- a great characterPosted 8 months agobedmakerSubscriber
Terribly sad news, Troutie was a real gem.Posted 8 months ago
I may have to embrace the biblical wet and get out for a liberator nightride later. The light was given to me by Chris at the puffer for being part of the team. He was a truly generous, warm guy.
I’ll follow that with some top quality beer, which most likely won’t measure up to the incredible homebrew which flowed from the back of his van.
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