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    Texas mountain biker missing in California

    Guys,

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for it, but it seemed that the California forums were more appropriate than any others. This post is taken from the DORBA forums, my local Dallas group forum. I'm just passing it along for the original poster.

    Mike Edwards,
    friend, customer, and McKinney resident has been missing since April 13.

    I received a call today that made my heart sink. Mike is an avid dirt rider. An extremely aggressive competitor and truly loves the sport. Below are the links to the sites that have all the news reports on the search in California for him. His Kleins are sitting in the corporate apartment so they know he did not just ride off to clear his head. There are many people that touch our lives, and Mike was one of those guys that when he walked into the shop, he lit it up with his 100mph personality, just like his attack on the trail. He is a great inspiration, sharing all his riding stories, face it who doesn't want to share their experiences. This is a guy that would have to walk out of a trail, carrying his bike, with broken bones somewhere.

    I hope after reading this you keep his family here in McKinney in your prayers as they wait for any word on his whereabouts.

    Also if you have anyone in your network, or riding community, that live in the Ridgecrest or Sacramento or anywhere in between...I would hope you will forward this information on to them. I have sent the articles to our shops in Sacramento and they are posting on their riding sites.

    They are needing all the help they can get to find him. One of the pictures in the articles shows him when he left McKinney standing by his car that he made his trip. I am keeping close touch with friends of his family and will give updates when I have them.





    http://www.eyeoutforyou.com/home/17930114.html
    http://www.bakersfield.com/102/story/421835.html
    http://www.courier-gazette.com/artic...ws/lnews01.txt
    http://helpfindmike.blogspot.com/

    You ran this race with no real heart
    Yeah right back at the start
    You'd already lost it

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    Wow- that really sucks to hear a story like this. Was he riding alone on unfamiliar trails? 10 Days is a long time to be missing. I hope that he is found and that he can walk away with just one more great story to tell. Have you notified the authorities in the area? It seems like search and rescue needs to be happening now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightops
    Wow- that really sucks to hear a story like this. Was he riding alone on unfamiliar trails? 10 Days is a long time to be missing. I hope that he is found and that he can walk away with just one more great story to tell. Have you notified the authorities in the area? It seems like search and rescue needs to be happening now...

    From what I read in the links, he was driving his car when he went missing...his Kleins are still in the rented apartment. Also, his family already initiated search and rescue.

    You ran this race with no real heart
    Yeah right back at the start
    You'd already lost it

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Update, from DORBA
    Mike was found last night.

    Funeral details will be coming. While all I know at this time is that his body was found in some woods in Arizona....yes....Arizona....that is all I know. I will have funeral arrangements and details as soon as I can.
    Watch the post.

    God bless his family and may He wrap his comforting arms around them all.

    Tim

    Thanks for the concern guys.
    Andrew

    You ran this race with no real heart
    Yeah right back at the start
    You'd already lost it

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