- Michael Bonney
I know many of the forum users don’t bother to look at the front pages, so I’ll post this here..
No words really.Posted 5 months ago
Brave, brave man. Utterly heart breaking. Hope the trails are always dry and downhill for himPosted 5 months ago
Read this on FB a few hours ago, so sad.. 😞Posted 5 months ago
Grim, just grim. Brave man.Posted 5 months ago
Wow. Incredible chap and very lucky to have such wonderful family and friends to support him. Tough read that was.Posted 5 months ago
I can’t even begin to imagine how I would cope with either the enormity of his accident, the challenges he has faced since or the decision he has just made. I could only hope to be able to do so with as much dignity and eloquence as he has displayed. Totally tragic.Posted 5 months ago
That’s a sobering read. Life can be shit at times. Good luck on your journey to the other side.Posted 5 months ago
Amazing and so humbling.Posted 5 months ago
Good night. Peace to you and your loved ones.Posted 5 months ago
God I only hope I have that strength of character if I ever find myself in such a situation. RIP Michael.Posted 5 months ago
Thats quite upsetting.
I shall stop moaning about stuff and remember the things he said next time Im feeling down / lazy / annoyed about my first world problems / complaining about the weather or work or pretty much anything.Posted 5 months ago
What Trimix said, my problems are really nothing more than first world gripes.
I would only hope to one day be able to find a 10th of the character in myself that Michael and Linzi has endured over the last 6 and a half years. I hope you find peace.Posted 5 months ago
Very sad indeed … but a really grim place to bePosted 5 months ago
I shall go for a bloody good bike ride this weekend and have a think about what he said. All you are left with are mates and memories.Posted 5 months ago
Terribly sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.Posted 5 months ago
Lost for words. I remember reading about Michael’s accident and until now had completely forgotten about it.
Exemplary courage and strength and fluidity in his thoughts.
Ride on forever Michael.Posted 5 months ago
my condolences to michael ‘s family and friends
i hope you are in a better place now.Posted 5 months ago
It’s a small thing, but it’s a shit day here and I’ve spent the morning pondering how wet it is. News of Michael came through and I just thought “**** it, it’s only rain”, so I’ve spent a couple of hours splashing through puddles and thinking how grateful I am that I still have the choice to do so.Posted 5 months ago
Sounds like he did well to put up with it for over 6 years. May he be fondly remembered by all who knew him.Posted 5 months ago
I hope he has found peace. A brave man both to carry on for so long but then to also know when to quit.
So sad that part of his decision was based on failure of the system to provide adequate care…Posted 5 months ago
Never met the bloke but I read that at work today and it broke me a bit. It put my own moaning and whinging into perspective.
Totally understand his decision.Posted 5 months ago
Inspiring in his industry and inspiring in his farewell.Posted 5 months ago
Met him quite a few times through work, a lovely guy, will be missed by many.Posted 5 months ago
Didn’t know him but felt like I did a bit as he was a font of knowledge about all things early Orange on retrobike having been with the company from the start. Always happy to give us Luddites the information we craved along with stories of the early days.
Just hideous what happened to him, absolutely desperate. Ride free and happy wherever you end up Michael.Posted 5 months ago
Hmmm… I read all of that.
A decent honest evaluation of the situation he has endured from his point of view. Fabulous, heartbreaking but fabulous.Posted 5 months ago
Proper strength of character.
There by the grace of God….Posted 5 months ago
Ooft, that’s hard to read.Posted 5 months ago
How desperately sad. What a great post and goodbye. Thoughts with his family and friends.Posted 5 months ago
That is truly sad. I have no words. My thoughts go out to Linzi and his family.Posted 5 months ago
Jesus **** – what terrible news. Am in awe of his strength and dignity, even to the last
There by the grace of God….
Exactly this…. reminds you of how fleeting and random life is.Posted 5 months ago
Following his story on FB last few years and thought although it was a tragic event he shows great courage and a positive attitude. Made me think if I, a friend or family member was in the same situation, there may still be hope for a future.
Then I read this yesterday and it hits home how hard it really has been. Was a hard thing to read and can only hope he finds peace and thoughts to his family and friends.
As already said, it’s sad his comments about issues with care.Posted 5 months ago
Sad, but an end of suffering has to be better.Posted 5 months ago
What a dignified way to bow out. Fair play.
RIPPosted 5 months ago
RIP Michael. A very frank post and very hard to read. Gives perspective on life and making the sure its lived to the fullest.Posted 5 months ago
Met him very briefly many years ago – top bloke.
Found it very difficilt to read his post yesterday, but at the same time his positive attitude, honesty, and it has to be said his cracking sense of humour and perspective shone through!
#RideForMichaelPosted 5 months ago
It just shows that whilst his body may have let him down, he had the mental strength and fortitude to make a decision none of us will ever want to have to take. He fought a very brave battle and whilst i am not a religious man, if there is a God, he is about to receive one of the good ones.Posted 5 months ago
Fabulous and sad in equal measure.
Best wishes to all left behind.Posted 5 months ago
if there is a God, he is about to receive one of the good ones.
Very true but he won’t see much of him co we all know where Micheal will be.
Out on the bike!
I was waiting for some disabled kids to come out of school (not what it sounds) when I read about it on FB. Couldn’t read it all cos I can’t drive a minibus with tears in my eyes….Posted 5 months ago
Talk about perspective.
Ride in peace, Michael.Posted 5 months ago
WOW, what a brave man.Posted 5 months ago
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