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    Life will follow

    For the first time in 10 days, I am alone; heart beating, exhaustion taking my body over completely. I am prone on the couch and riding is the last thing on my mind as the panic attack takes over. The anxiety is ever-present from wire to wire; from my first waking moments to my last thoughts at night.

    Out of desperation to change something, ANYTHING; I throw my jersey on and go for a ride. The pedals turn slowly at first but the feeling of freedom lifts the dread from my body; I am flying. For the first time since finding my wife dead on the 9th of July, I am no longer consumed by grief. For the hour of time I have on the bike today, I was me again. For the first time in a while, I am free from fear.

    I return home and the dread falls on me like a skin suit once again. I collapse into my couch with the lights turned off where I will remain here until I go to sleep, but Iím promising myself that I will take this body riding tomorrow where I hope to feel relief all over again in a sweat-covered blur of trail and cactus.

    There is no hope to be found when you lose the love of your life. I lost my job, I'm losing my home, I just lost my wife. Hope for what I once had is a 4-letter word in my twisted paradigm. But real hope comes in finding relief elsewhere. Iím lucky to have such a solid base of biking to fall back upon. Iím lucky to have a bike. Iím lucky to still want to ride, even though I donít feel like it.

    34 years old is much too young to die, I tell myself in reflection as I stare at her picture. I then, in a moment of self-examination, realize that my 36 years is too young to die as well. If Iím too young to die, then I need to live. Being sucked into a couch while watching ESPN day in and day out is not living, it is dying. I must ride. I will ride.

    Just ride, life will follow.

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    Geez dude... don't know what to say other than keep on truckin'. Sounds like you're in a very dark time right now, but keep on pushing through it.

    Thoughts with you man.

    EDIT: Just read part of your blog. Lindsey seems like an amazing woman. So sorry for your loss.

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    Keep you chin up Maad...life will get better.
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    Step forward each day. Knowing things will change for the better.

    My condolences on the loss of your wife.
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    As I type this, my pandora decides to play "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawi'wo'ole. Got me all choked up. Sorry for your loss.
    I can't even start to imagine what your going thru. If you need a bro hug let me know.

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    Your moment of self-examination is a great wake up call to many. even those going through nothing like all that has been thrown at you.

    If you ever feel the need for some company (beer, night ride, weekend trip, etc) , just let me know. I'd even sleep on the ground.

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    wow I am speechless...My condolences. Keep them cranks turning and you will move forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi View Post
    As I type this, my pandora decides to play "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawi'wo'ole. Got me all choked up. Sorry for your loss.
    I can't even start to imagine what your going thru. If you need a bro hug let me know.
    Very weird....his version was played during a video montage at the ceremony last Friday.....

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    Madd,
    I kind of know what you are going thru.

    11 years ago my now former wife almost died from a tumor after being in a coma for a week. After surviving she decided she wanted a divorce. I had two babies at the time, a business and money.

    I was raped by lawyers. They tried to take my kids. The ran my name in the ****ter. I used up all my monies for a battle that I thought would have no end. War is horrible when it is with ones you love.

    Times I wished I were dead. I tried to drink myself to death and that didn't work.

    I stared at my bike hundred if not thousands of hours leaning against my wall thinking I would never enjoy life again.

    Then the day came. I got on my bike and road. A little at first. To the bar. To the corner circle k for smokes and jager.

    Then I took her out on the trail in a drunken ride. It felt good. I was free for a moment.
    I went home, fell back into my lull, but I went out again, and again and again.

    My bike was all I had at that moment. I started riding. I found others to ride with. I dated women that road. But it wasn't easy. It was me and my bike only. And my kids. I had to survive for me first then my family.

    But it came back.

    But very slowly. I wanted it back as fast as I rode. I wanted life that I felt when I rode day to day. It was all I had that couldn't be taken away.

    But it is slow. Looking back I am reminded why I love mountain biking. It has saved my life.

    And life isn't what everyone says it is. Or some fancy jingle.

    Life is about the ride.

    Bless and find peace brother. It will come if you are strong enough for you and you alone. PM me if you need a ear.

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    maad - sorry for your loss, based on your eulogy, I can't even imagine the loss.

    good ride vibes to you

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    Power to you for starting out with "Life will follow"....beautiful eulogy on your blog. My deepest sympathy for what your going through. I cant even imagine it.

    Be strong and keep riding!

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    My god, I'm sorry. I take a little comfort knowing that things just happen due to random chance and there is no sick and misguided "master plan" or "reason" things happen, they just happen and we deal with them. I hope you can move on and remain strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    For the first time in 10 days, I am alone; heart beating, exhaustion taking my body over completely. I am prone on the couch and riding is the last thing on my mind as the panic attack takes over. The anxiety is ever-present from wire to wire; from my first waking moments to my last thoughts at night.

    Out of desperation to change something, ANYTHING; I throw my jersey on and go for a ride. The pedals turn slowly at first but the feeling of freedom lifts the dread from my body; I am flying. For the first time since finding my wife dead on the 9th of July, I am no longer consumed by grief. For the hour of time I have on the bike today, I was me again. For the first time in a while, I am free from fear.

    I return home and the dread falls on me like a skin suit once again. I collapse into my couch with the lights turned off where I will remain here until I go to sleep, but Iím promising myself that I will take this body riding tomorrow where I hope to feel relief all over again in a sweat-covered blur of trail and cactus.

    There is no hope to be found when you lose the love of your life. I lost my job, I'm losing my home, I just lost my wife. Hope for what I once had is a 4-letter word in my twisted paradigm. But real hope comes in finding relief elsewhere. Iím lucky to have such a solid base of biking to fall back upon. Iím lucky to have a bike. Iím lucky to still want to ride, even though I donít feel like it.

    34 years old is much too young to die, I tell myself in reflection as I stare at her picture. I then, in a moment of self-examination, realize that my 36 years is too young to die as well. If Iím too young to die, then I need to live. Being sucked into a couch while watching ESPN day in and day out is not living, it is dying. I must ride. I will ride.

    Just ride, life will follow.
    Can't even imagine what you are going through, and hope you can find some solace and understanding in the things that make you get up in the morning. I know I speak for all of us, but you're in our hearts.
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    I am so sorry, My condolences to you and her family. Our thoughts are with you. Stay strong.

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    It's obvious how much you love Lindsey and how much she will be missed. I don't know what to say other than: Let's ride.

    Tomorrow morning or whenever....

    South Mountain, Hawes or wherever...

    Just ride. Together. Share some beers, a bite to eat or just laughs.

    I'm buying.

    Get off the couch.
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    Mad,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. There are times in our lives where we are presented with great challenges. In just the past few years I too have had to deal with the loss of a family member, a foreclosure, loss of a job, lack of health insurance etc etc. and a couple times while driving home the thought crossed my mind that all I had to do was turn the wheel to the left slightly and I could hit that overpass support at 80mph. I think hitting rock bottom is normal and is something you have to go through as part of the process. Just keep in mind that things do get better. While never forgotten you will learn to live with things. Focus on all the positive things in your life even though at times there doesnt seem like many. Hang in there. You are not alone.
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    With time this too shall pass...you are in a stage of grief and with the right motivation you will grow from it. Keep those pedals turning and your eyes pointed forward towards a new chapter in life...I've been thinking about your situation alot lately and feel for you buddy and count my blessing everyday because of it...You're a strong man and can and will move forward if you work at it...

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    Oh man, that sucks!
    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wife/love of your life!
    I recall your mentioning that she was very ill in one of your previous posts.
    You will survive the challenge through your distractions and the passing of time.
    One never forgets events such as this, we just move along our individual path toward the next bend in the road!
    May your tomorrows' be brighter.
    Hang in there!

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    You're outlook and perspective kick ass. Looking to beautiful things when in pain is a crazy evolved trait. Your eulogy to her is perfect.Things will never be the same, but you'll absolutely make it.

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    I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted to believe this was your creative writing at first. At first. How awful.

    Come up to Prescott any time. We have plenty of room for you to stay days if necessary in relative privacy...and ride if desired.

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    My deepest condolences to you and those that loved her.
    You're a strong and creative person who can get through this. Don't do it alone, get help. Whether it's a ride from one of your friends above or professional help seek it out. It's a huge ocean you're navigating and it helps to have both direction and a map.
    May she rest in peace and may you heal in peace.
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    I'm stunned. I don't know you personally but we have crossed paths on the trail.

    All I can say is that despite the deepest, darkest feelings of aloneness, know...as hard as it might be...that you are not alone. Your trials and tribulations are not yours solely. With this in mind comes hope. Many of us have gone through terrible life turns not too unlike what now confronts you. It may seem overwhelming when you compound the financial situation with your loss, but taking the time to grieve, reflect, and be downright angry is normal, and necessary, ....and ultimately healthy.

    Best of wishes to you.

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    My deepest condolences on the loss of your Wife. Keep on truckin' brother...

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    My thoughts are with you buddy. Take care of yourself - you are moving in the right direction!

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    Wow, maad, I'm all choked up. I have never met you or your loved one but it sounds like it was a relationship built on love... that will never fade. Keep her in your heart and she WILL always be with you, even on your crazy azz bike-packing exploits that WE all LOVE to read about... maybe you could use one of your infamous trips right now...
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    Hugs. My thoughts are with you.

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    Damn... I'm almost speechless but not certain how to convey what I'm feeling for you. I know we've never met but if what you've put out in public in your posts is the true you I believe you will survive this darkest time and become a stronger person. My best wishes...

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    Keep on pedaling. Thoughts are with you.............D

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    Best wishes and prayers go out to you from our entire family.

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    I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune. Like many others. I have not met you personally, but It may well be your presence on MTBR that keeps me checking in. Many of your literary mini-masterpieces have inspired me to push my limits, improve my endurance, and explore for myself territory that you have already covered and documented.

    I recall one particular passage. You mentioned trudging along, pushing a long, long climb. Your mind was struggling with the burden and biting back the pain, suddenly, unexpectedly, a critter crossed your path, and that alone was enough to break the monotony, clear you mind, and allow you to continue on with a lighter perspective and renewed energy...I think the passage personifies your character. Your strong will, bolstered by your strength will carry you through these hard times.


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    I had no idea what I was about to read after clicking the title. It gave me chills to be honest and hits close to home. My thoughts are with you. I'm glad to see you found refuge in riding. It's hard not to shut down and think "how can I ride in a time like this?" But in reality it's, "how can I not?" and you saw that before it was too late.

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    Maad, my deepest condolances...I'm choked up with nothing intelligent to say other than hang tough and perceiver.

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    Maad, my sympathies and thoughts are with you. You and Lindsey clearly shared something really special and your eulogy is a beautiful expression of that. It also shows that you've begun to heal already in a very good way. I can't begin to relate, but I'm sure the process is a roller coaster. . . here's hoping it has more highs than lows.

    You've always been an inspiring member of this community, now it's time to draw on our support whenever you need it. Sending positive vibes your way.

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    So sorry to hear about your loss Maad - that is a devastating turn of events. I hope you can find the strength to go forward, even if only one day at a time for the moment.
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    Maad. News like this saddens us. We tend to love to push each others buttons. But when something like this happens to one of us, we stop. DH'ers, XC, freeride, young, old, whatever....collectively as a biking community, we stop. We can only send well wishes your way. This hurts bro.....

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you! Two years ago my wife and I lost our baby. After going through countless miscarriages my wife gave birth to our little boy. He was born extremely early (born at 22 weeks). He was very small and doctors didn't give him much of a chance. He surprised a lot of people and was one hell of a fighter. He passed away 32 days later. I've never told anyone this, but after it happened I was walking on top of the parking garage and all I could think about was running and jumping over the edge so I could be with my boy. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him but it does get better. Some days are better than others, but it does get better.

    Several months after his passing we were approached by a family friend that we had never meet before. She had saw us interacting with some other children at a party and she told us she was pregnant and was not going to keep the child and asked if we would be willing to adopt. After giving it some thought we came to the conclusion that this may be our only chance to have a baby so we said yes. One year and one day after our baby passed away the baby we were adopting was born. He is a great baby and looks like my wife and I. He has the same personality as I do. I tell my wife that I do not know how but some how, some way that is OUR baby, OUR blood and I truly believe that.

    My wife and I choose to believe it is somehow one of god's master plans. Although we do not agree with whatever that plan maybe or understand it, it makes it easier to deal with.

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    Sometimes it seems the deserving don't get what they deserve, and for your temperment and spiritual character, as well as hers, I'm sure, this crap sandwich life has fed both of you pisses me off, even though I don't much know you, other than virtually and the few times you've blown past me on a long ride. Good folks should be dealt a better hand, and the depth of your pain weighs on me, mostly because I know the love between a man and his wife, especially a good one. I've silently cursed the great wheel-maker in the sky, and I'll push a little harder my next climb to hopefully breakthrough the night sky so I can vent my piece directly to management - but even if I can't, I'm steadied by the fortitude I feel hangs in you deep below the necessary misery. Let it come. Let it wash you clean. Then ride. Words that you have don't come from nowhere, and your loss and recovery will surely bolster other's lives, as well as your own - on and off the bike, due to your connection. You're on a path no one chooses to take. May you and yours find the solace you need. May you come out of this dark forest a little stronger. I'll carry a thought in my pocket for you and her, just to do my part. These connections never falter, and never fade. I hope you can let that front wheel pull you when the couch is like quicksand. We're behind you. Keep the cranks spinning.
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    Wow, this is certainly not what I expected when I opened this thread. All I know is, I'm going to go give my hunny bunny a big hug and kiss right now, because this is a great reminder to appreciate every day you have.

    Sending positive love and vibes for you to pedal on......
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    <<< vibes >>>

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    I would suggest/recommend that you try to get out and ride with friends. That helps me take my mind off of thing when things are at their worst (like now). Maybe I'm different, but I can't go out and ride by myself to "clear my head", I end up thinking about the exact opposite of what I wanted the entire time. Riding with friends though, we think and worry more about the trail, having fun, the ride, etc...
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    Keep riding man, things will get better.

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us and allowing us to be part of the healing process.

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    There are no words. My heart really broke reading your post. Deep sadness and condolences to you for your loss. Highest hopes for your triumph as you ride through to the other side of this. And you will. In time. We'll be waiting for you. Best.

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    Damn Maad, I have no words man. I offer my deepest condolences to you and your families. I can't state it any better than the others have already. Keep on spinning and take your time to heal as you take this rough journey.

    If you ever want to go for a spin and need some company, shoot me a PM. I'm in SE Gilbert (near Chandler Heights and Higley).

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    Thanks to all with the well wishes. Lindsey was with me when I planted the Tequila Tree.....before I get kicked out of this lovely beach community (see "The Big Lebowski"), I plan on a "Little Lebowski Urban Achiever" ride out to the tree to say goodbye. Sober riders need not apply......ohh, there is a climb.....dabbers have to take a shot......per dab......each footstep on HAB....that's a shot.......

    I know.....the entry cost is steep....blah, blah, blah, blah........what more do you expect from me.....nametags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    Thanks to all with the well wishes. Lindsey was with me when I planted the Tequila Tree.....before I get kicked out of this lovely beach community (see "The Big Lebowski"), I plan on a "Little Lebowski Urban Achiever" ride out to the tree to say goodbye. Sober riders need not apply......ohh, there is a climb.....dabbers have to take a shot......per dab......each footstep on HAB....that's a shot.......

    I know.....the entry cost is steep....blah, blah, blah, blah........what more do you expect from me.....nametags?
    will you ride the high line on Mine Trail? i will bring limes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball View Post
    will you ride the high line on Mine Trail? i will bring limes.
    Yes, I will...hold me to it (as long as you carry the limes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    Thanks to all with the well wishes. Lindsey was with me when I planted the Tequila Tree.....before I get kicked out of this lovely beach community (see "The Big Lebowski"), I plan on a "Little Lebowski Urban Achiever" ride out to the tree to say goodbye. Sober riders need not apply......ohh, there is a climb.....dabbers have to take a shot......per dab......each footstep on HAB....that's a shot.......

    I know.....the entry cost is steep....blah, blah, blah, blah........what more do you expect from me.....nametags?
    When?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    Yes, I will...hold me to it (as long as you carry the limes)
    i'm talking about garnishes. what are you talking about?

    i will also bring some salt.

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    Maad, I have been away for awhile and this is the first post I saw upon my return. Suffice it to say, I am stunned and saddened for your loss. So many of us know you here, but were never fortunate enough to meet and get to know Lindsey. We know her only through your eloquence, and I thank you for sharing her beauty and gentle soul with us. Next time I am out in the wonder of nature we all love so much, when the sky is blue and it is quiet but for the gentle breeze, I will stop and tell Lindsey how much we miss her. I will share with her our collective affection and your enduring tribute to her, out there where she can hear me clearly and my voice will not be lost among those of the masses . Stay well and ride safe!
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