Thursday, May 31, 2007

We Lost a Good One

Haven't felt like blogging lately... all my typical scribbling is trivial compared to the very sad news we received upon returning from the weekend.

Steve Dennell passed away from a heart attack on Saturday night.

Steve was my teammate and friend many years ago. He was a cat 1 racer at 19 years old and a fearless field sprinter who loved banging bars at 40 mph. Yet he was the nicest and mellowest guy off the bike.

I lost touch with him when we both stopped riding in the early '90s, but then a few years back we reconnected because he owned the market in Los Olivos where I stopped during SY Valley rides. He always had a good word and a smile.

My condolences to his friends and family.

Rest in Peace big Steve. You brightened the lives of all who knew you.

5 comments:

Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

Condolences to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a wonderful person--I stopped at that market in Los Olivos quite a few times over the years...

Very sad indeed.

McSassy said...

I'm so sorry

I remember his name from way back when and I also stopped at the LO store when riding from my Uncles in Nipomo.

ms

dr-nitro said...

So young. I'm speechless.

Marco Fanelli said...

Thanks for the nice comments Kim, Mark, and Nick. He was a great guy. Nick-perhaps you could pass this sad news on to Dave Feingold if you have a chance.

dr-nitro said...

Yeah, I'll let Dave know. I ate at Steve's market today. There was a memorial set up. Quite touching.