Thanks for the kind words from all. It definitely helps through this process. I am so fortunate to have been able to call Steve my friend. I am going to miss him soooo much. I just keep wondering where Steve would want us to go from here?
Post subject: Re: Steve Romeo and Chris Onufer Missing in GTNP
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:19 pm
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:31 am Posts: 263 Location: a vanagon somewhere in WA
i couldn't believe my eyes when i read this news over breakfast on friday morning. it almost kept me from going out to ride.
in my few short years of touring, this is the first time that i've experienced the loss of someone that i've known and traveled with. i knew it had to happen someday, but i guess nothing can really prepare you for remembering someone's smile on the skin track, and knowing that it's gone forever.
i know i wasn't steve's favorite touring partner (it was my pocketknife that almost cost him a fingertip after all), but i had nothing but respect and admiration for him.
what better testament to a life well lived than to be a part of so many people's happy memories of adventure. i can only hope, whenever my time comes, that a tenth as many good people will look back and smile at the thought of time they spent with me.
thanks, steve, for being a part of the best year of my life. i still went touring on friday. i couldn't think of another way to honor your memory.