personal tragedy – Its my turn now
Crewlie – you have a pmPosted 5 days ago
Thinking of you fella.Posted 5 days ago
Really sorry to hear this TJ.Posted 5 days ago
You’ve reduced me to tears there tj.
See you about.Posted 5 days ago
crewlie – post on here when/if you need to. Big hugs.Posted 4 days ago
Really sorry to hear this TJ – I’ve been seeing photos of the two of you on here since I can remember there being a singletrackworld and it was always a highlight.Posted 4 days ago
Take good care of yourself.
Very sorry to hear of your loss TJ.Posted 4 days ago
So sorry to read your news. My wife and I are heading along a similar journey, maybe a bit longer and slower but with the same outcome. Your experience and your handling of it gives me some hope for dealing with the future. Thanks for that.
Shit, so had to hear this Mark, cherish every moment fella, need to get that ride in soon mate.Posted 4 days ago
Thanks all, MND is my wife’s diagnosis, but I’ll leave this thread alone for TJ.Posted 4 days ago
I don’t know you TJ, but I’ve read and enjoyed your contributions on here for years, including your many adventures with your partner.
I always thought that you came across as a thoroughly decent man, and your response here has only reinforced this (the “new bike” joke especially).
Love and strength to you and all who knew her.Posted 4 days ago
She decided she wanted no treatment – she wanted to go “home” to spend quality time with friends and to hear birdsong and see trees. With the help of our wonderful friend Iona who gave us use of her ground floor house and garden and a huge supporting cast of friends and family we were able to make her wishes come true.
I nursed her to the end and she died peacefully in my company. We were able to ensure she had a good death and that her final weeks were filled with laughter and love.
At the end she died much as she lived – very much on her own terms
What a lovely way to pass .Thanks for sharing it, and remember you still have all the memories.Posted 4 days ago
Heart breaking Tj, but my goodness, you’ve done her proud. Thinking of you and others who are coping with ill loved ones and loss.Posted 4 days ago
Oh man that’s a hard read.
Like many on here I’ve never met you but feel like I’ve known you a long time. I was looking forward to reading about your adventures travelling around in your retirement and I’m so sorry this never happened for you both. You may think of yourself as an argumentative old curmudgeon, but it’s clear you are loved and respected on here and I suspect in the real world as well. Take care, and if you find yourself in the Dunkeld area, it would be an honour to meet you and shake your hand.Posted 4 days ago
Really sorry to hear that TJ. Sending hugs your way.Posted 4 days ago
I can barely begin to imagine what that must feel like.
My thoughts are with you xPosted 4 days ago
TJ – heartfelt sympathy to you, so sad to read.Posted 3 days ago
But you’ve undoubtedly made the best of a horrific situation, I’d settle for slipping away in such a way.
Take care of yourself.
Just seen this TJ. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.Posted 3 days ago
I’m sorry to read this, my deepest condolences and sympathies.Posted 3 days ago
Just seen this. Completely awful. Sounds like she was an incredible person.Posted 2 days ago
I am so sorry to hear that TJ. My condolences and best wishes for the future.Posted 2 days ago
Just seen this. Only know you through your years of quality contributions to this group. Thinking of you. Take care.Posted 2 days ago
So sorry to hear this TJ. Thinking of you and your loss. What a dignified end. One can only hope for the same.Posted 1 day ago
Sorry for your loss TJ.Posted 1 day ago
Really sorry to hear of your loss.Posted 1 day ago
Thanks for the kind words everyone.
I guess the recovery starts now and I guess that will include plenty of cycling. Looks like a custom shand is in my future and that of course means I need a new bike for now 🙂
I will be shouting out on here for folk to ride with once I am ready for that and a vague plan is being formulated to have a “see how many STWers I can find IRL” tour later in the summer. Be warned!Posted 23 hours ago
TJ I think your empathy for other on this thread is a measure of you as a human being. Folk are here for you.Posted 23 hours ago
I rather think we’d get along TJ so make sure you come down peebles was for some light xc.Posted 23 hours ago
Sorry to read of your loss TJ. Sending my condolences and best wishes for the future.Posted 19 hours ago
Sorry for your loss tj.Posted 19 hours ago
Nice one TJ,happy to show you the 3 trails around Macc Forest that I know 😂Posted 19 hours ago
Sorry for your loss TJ.Posted 18 hours ago
Please accept my belated condolences TJ. I rarely look on the chat forum. Your account of Julie’s last days was extremely moving. I am currently receiving treatment for cancer and thankfully things are looking very promising but if/when I have to face the end, I can only hope that I will be allowed to go with the peace and dignity that you were able to allow for Julie.
All the best to you TJ!Posted 18 hours ago
“see how many STWers I can find IRL” tour later in the summer. Be warned!
You’re more than welcome in my corner of of the world. It’d be lovely to met IRL.Posted 18 hours ago
Same her mate in Sw ScotlandPosted 17 hours ago
see how many STWers I can find IRL
I’m in!Posted 17 hours ago
“see how many STWers I can find IRL” tour
Off piste Cairngorm plateau, followed by some fresh cut trails a SSSI?? 😆Posted 17 hours ago
Bring your trail dogs folks!
a “see how many STWers I can find IRL” tour later in the summer
There’s a room here if you want it, and plenty of STWers around these parts
**Edit – and don’t worry if you forget your helmet, I have a spare 😉Posted 17 hours ago
Only just seen this, but desperately sorry to hear your news TJ, and hope you’re coping OKPosted 16 hours ago
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