- 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 1 year ago
One of the good guys.
RIP Troutie.Posted 1 year ago
Shit. Dunno what to say. RIP Troutie.Posted 1 year ago
Good grief! I’m really sorry to hear that; thoughts go out to all affected. 😔Posted 1 year ago
i worked with him many moons ago – he bought my proto light which he turned into troutlight v1 🙁
what happened?Posted 1 year ago
Another one gone 🙁Posted 1 year ago
I cant believe this.
I was watching a video on FB yesterday, of Chris and his grandson, opening a bike present.
I am gutted.
rest in peace Chris. a proper good guy.Posted 1 year ago
RIP Troutie. Bought my Liberator years ago and it still does the job. A very nice bloke who let me see his garage workshop full of light building stuff.Posted 1 year ago
Balls, today is a bad dayPosted 1 year ago
crap, sorry for you & his familyPosted 1 year ago
RIP Troutie 🙁Posted 1 year ago
Oh dear, more shit news.
Thread title generated a wry smile, thanks for letting us know.Posted 1 year ago
That’s really sad. Keep strong Smudge, condolences to all Troutie’s family and friendsPosted 1 year ago
RIP Troutie.Posted 1 year ago
‘Kin Hell..Posted 1 year ago
Stand down Chris.
Today is turning into a shit storm of a day..
🙁 RIP troutie. Thoughts with his family.Posted 1 year ago
He was a top bloke. Only met him twice but he was a massive help to me (and many more) with my light business many years ago and we had a great ride up his way too.Posted 1 year ago
RIP Chris, a very many lumen star shining brighly now 🙁
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 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
You will be missed greatly. Such a warm hearted and genuine bloke.
🙁 RIP Troutie, another of the good ones gone.Posted 1 year ago
That is terrible news, today is now a properly shit day.
Condolences to all of Chris’s Family and Friends.Posted 1 year ago
today’s been a bit shit really. RIP 🙁Posted 1 year ago
Another good guy gone.
R.I.P Troutie.Posted 1 year ago
His light shone brightly.Posted 1 year ago
Amazing inspirational guy.
Wonderful to have been able to hang out with him a tiny bit.
Cheers Chris. Thoughts with everyone’s
Inspirational and as above, encouraged a ‘can-do’ attitude.Posted 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
Horrible day today
RIP Troutie. Condolences to family and friends.Posted 1 year ago
Terrible news – an inspirational forum member, thoughts with his friends and family. RIP.Posted 1 year ago
Troutie too? Sad, bad news. COndolences to all his family & friendsPosted 1 year ago
Condolences to his familyPosted 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
May he rest in peace. 🙁Posted 1 year ago
Thats sad news 🙁
Will think of him when my use my lumen Liberator !!!
BazzerPosted 1 year ago
Bloody hell what a shit day. RIP Troutie.Posted 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
echoing what everyone else has said. awful day for bad news. RIP Chris.Posted 1 year ago
Terribly sad news, Troutie was a real gem.Posted 1 year 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.
R.i.p. 😢Posted 1 year ago
😢 Bloody hell, what a crap day for us all. Sincere condolences to his family.
RIP TroutiePosted 1 year ago
Jesus. What a terrible day. RIP Trout.Posted 1 year ago
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