Heaven is 10000 lumens brighter now. RIP Troutie

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  • Heaven is 10000 lumens brighter now. RIP Troutie
  • Premier Icon fatmax
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    RIP Troutie – always seemed such a lovely, and helpful fella. Not a good day 🙁

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    I can’t say anything that hasn’t been said already but RIP dear boy.
    I sent him the original ‘bastid’ light he reviewed 9 years ago that pretty much destroyed his cottage industry due to the honesty of his Review 🙁 & you know what, it still works well thanks no doubt to his improvements 🙂

    B.A.Nana
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    That was a shock
    RIP Chris
    I have amusing memories on Ilkley Moor (also with Mugboo^) seeing him in the moonlight cartwheeling over his handlebars and feeling a bit guilty for not shouting as I’d done the same line and wheel trap on a previous ride.

    I also got a few months loan of a spider eye and a dominator to use together, that was so awesome for night rides.

    Only saw him about 10 or 12 months ago when he came round and carpeted the house.

    Sorry to hear this smudge.

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    RIP mate,
    She’d a year and raised a glass to you last night Chris.
    You will be so missed by many of us

    coatesy
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    Sad news, condolences to friends and family.

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    So sad to hear this. Will be night-riding this weekend in Trouties memory with my Trout Liberator and Spidereyes

    RIP Chris.

    velocipede
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    Dear me…..what a terrible day today…..deepest condolences to family and friends of Troutie, what a shame…..

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Jeez, another big name gone… RIP Troutie and again thoughts with your friends and family.

    Bunnyhop
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    RIP Troutie.

    Awful day.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Another one of the good guys lost.

    Rest in peace.

    stuey
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    Oh my – Chris was a lovely guy – always generous and going the extra mile to help folk.
    ‘Going to be really missed.
    My thoughts are with his family.

    Awful news twice in one day, RIP Chris may your light shine the way for you and mark

    Premier Icon gil_
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    The Fatty Owls flag will fly at half mast at next years ‘puffer – farewell old friend, you’ll be missed

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Sad news, RIP Troutie.
    My condolences to his nearest and dearest…

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Trout was a good guy, for sure – offered loads of advice on here when people were doing daft things with homemade lights.
    I’ve got a prototype of some sort from him in the garage that’s still a great light, many years down the line
    Condolences to those who knew & loved him

    trap6
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    Condolences smudge,it’s horrible too be given the news that one of your buddies has gone,think of the good times dude.
    RIP troutie

    Premier Icon sijackson
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    Really sad news. I was lucky enough to join his Fatty Owls team at Strathpuffer twice. A true gent, great fun, generous, always smiling, always had time for everyone and bloody hell, that beer he made was top class. Half an hour with Troutie could lift you from the darkest of moods, just like his lights, he was the best.
    Catch you later mate.
    Si
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    toss
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    RIP troutie. Sad, sad day…. 😔

    RIP Troutie. I never met him personally but had a bit of correspondence with him over his lights. He came across as a thoroughly decent bloke. My thoughts are with his family.

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    RIP. Just shocking. Top bloke

    timdrayton
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    Sad news rip

    Premier Icon chipster
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    Definitely one of the good guys.
    RIP, Troutie.

    Big-Bud
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    Sad news
    My condolences to friends and family

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Dam auto correct.
    My post above should have read….

    RIP mate,
    Shed a tear and raised a glass to you last night Chris (when Smudge told me the news)
    You will be so missed by many of us

    bighendo
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    RIP my mate Troutie

    B.A.Nana
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    I’ve spent a whole Friday eve trying to find just one pic of that little Troutie yappy Dawg. I failed.

    mefty
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    The Latin Requiem mass contains the phrase “Et lux perpetua luceat eis” which seems particluarly appropriate for Troutie – And may light shine perpetually upon them.

    devs
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    I did 4 puffers with lights that troutie lent me or let me trial. I remember using spider eyes on full power for descents and making everybody complain. Chris was a total gent and a truly kind person. When I finally met him for real at a puffer he wouldn’t let me pass without plying me with home-brew and shooting the breeze. He was a truly lovely person. R.I.P Troutie, the mountain bike world and the world in general is a duller place now. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Premier Icon krixmeister
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    Just seeing this… What a true loss. It is not an exaggeration to say that my Troutie Lumens Liberator helped create a renewed enjoyment of MTBing for me. That light has done 24 hour races with me in Singapore, Germany, Scotland, and the USA (am I leaving anywhere out?), and will be doing another one in June here in Texas – powered by Smudge’s batteries of course.

    I had never really done any proper night riding before my LL light – his light single-handedly opened up a whole new type of riding for me.

    jkomo
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    Shitting hell.
    RIP

    higgo
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    What sad and unexpected new.
    RIP fella.

    Premier Icon senor j
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    My condolences to family and friends.

    mogrim
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    Always enjoyed reading those threads about building lights, sad to hear this 🙁

    superfli
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    Thats awful news. Although I never had dealings with Troutie, all I heard was good things about him. RIP fella.

    Premier Icon mikey-simmo
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    It’s such a sad day – I met Chris when he helped me build my lights. He was a great man and a fantasiuc guy to talk to. I’m do very sorry for his family.

    Premier Icon sdadswell001
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    Very sad. I’m off for a night ride tonight.

    Premier Icon Alphabet
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    RIP. Thoughts and best wishes for his family and friends.

    Fabdad
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    Such a shame about Chris, one of the most likeable blokes you could hope to meet, clocked out far too early☹️ Got great memories of weekenders in Scotland and the Lake District, in particular coming down Dollywagon Pike with Chris, Smudge and some of Chris’s German mates, think we all took a tumble that day😊 RIP mate.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Proper sad. He made me a couple of lights back in the day, brilliant to deal with, super helpful and thoughtful, just came across as a really lovely guy. RIP.

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