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    Anthony Sloan's Passion (Thread Index)

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    His passion continued....

    AZSF08: and so it begins.

    AZSF 08, part 1: 50 Year Trail, Tucson

    AZSF 08 part 2: Getting Flang by the fling thing

    AZSF 08 part 3: Hawes! Hawes!

    AZSF 08 part 4: Stuff the Grandchildren Should Know

    Close to Home; A Ride in the Backyard.

    White Rim Passion: the full story

    Westward Ho! Cortez, Moab, Zion!

    Gould's/J.E.M./Hurricane Rim

    Paassion preview, North Rim Grand Canyon/Kaibab Plateau

    Gooseberry Passion, in praise of SW Utah.

    More Utah, I'm not done yet.

    Travels with Grendel, or: From the Otter Sea to Fruita, Part 1.

    Travels with Grendel, or: From the Otter Sea to Fruita, Part 2.

    Travels with Grendel, or: getting closer to Fruita, Part 3.

    Travels with Grendel, or: Fruita craziness, Part 4.

    Travels with Grendel, or: Hey, isn't this supposed to be about mountain biking!?!?

    Slipping back behind the Zion Curtain.

    Yeti Tribe Gathering, 'ought 8.

    Post Tribe Moab

    Looking at it from the other side...

    The convening of the Golden Mafia

    Suddenly it is summer

    Cranking the Cone, Musing on Mediums

    Passion Hit: Golden Gate State Park Perfection

    Vida Encantado, or: A trip to New Mexico

    Vida Encantado, Pt. 2; Albuquerque

    Vida Encantado pt 3, of Crested Butte and Crested Beauticians

    Vida Encantado pt 4, or; Wasn't this supposed to be about riding?

    Vida Encantado pt 5, Crested Butte Goodness and Craziness

    Vida Encantado Part Whatever the Hizzeck we're up to; A little more Crested Butte

    Sun Valley, Wowie!

    A little bit more Sun Valley?

    Breckenridge. Back Home.

    Colorado Trail Passion

    Carbondale

    Quaerie: Can you ever go back home?

    "It's Tuesday. People WORK on Tuesday.'

    The Road Really Does Go On Forever...

    Outrunning the storm

    Apropos of exactly nothing, here is a mountain goat doing a pirouette

    Silver Creek, Georgetown, Colorado

    Gnu Stuff/Keystone

    keystone day 2

    Bowman's/Top of the World/Two Elk trail.

    AZSF 08: Of Lemons and Lemonade; WRT ashes, as does Phoenix, so do we

    Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 1

    Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 2: Black Canyon

    Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 3: Fantasy Island North

    Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 4: Usery/Pass Mountain

    Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 5, the back to Moab part.

    Trading red for green

    Into the Maze

    Magical Moab

    In Like a Lamb

    This looks like a good place for a beer, Version 2009

    A ride, recently

    Keystone and Beyond

    More Moab/Desert/addled ramblings

    The Long Way Around

    Suddenly it is summer. Pucón dreaming

    AZ-ness

    RMH, '08

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    wow. Thanks for doing this. awesome effort! I've now bookmarked the thread.
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    Thank you for putting this together. Ride in peace Anthony!
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    ;-) Thank you!

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    Best thread ever. While Passion will never again be graced by new AS adventures, at least the former ones are near at hand. Thank you Anthony.
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    Thank you for compiling links to all of those threads, a very worthwhile sticky for Passion to say the least IMHO.
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    in fact for trail type bikes I am tired of QR roady shite in general. Lets move on.

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    This thread should stay sticky for a long long time. It is a perfect example what many members come to Passion for.

    Goodbye Anthony.
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    Please indulge me as I reach a little further back for some of my personal favorites. These were special times, to be sure. And they served as my introduction to mtbr.

    Spring Green passion

    Peaks Trail Passion

    The final passion hit from last week, Mount Princeton, Colorado Trail.
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    I would like to suggest a new forum, dedicated to Anthony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    I would like to suggest a new forum, dedicated to Anthony.
    Agreed, but then, if all his threads were off in some out of the way forum, would anyone see them?

    To me, he pretty much WAS the Passion forum. But, short of renaming this forum with the title of this thread, how about a subforum (not really done on this site, but doable in the VBulletin software) to Passion, so it's still a part of this one?

    That way his original threads can find a permanent home for all to continue to enjoy.

    I still can't quite get my head around his passing. But this isn't just sentimentalism speaking. They simply are the finest threads on MTBR, and ought to be archived and accessible as such.
    Ride on, Anthony.

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    best. thread. evar.

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    Thanks for the awesome link compilation, tougeep3. I have incorporated it into our official Mtbr article here:

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/rip-ant...ountain-biker/

    We probably won't go with a separate forum for Anthony, but rather let the threads lie where he placed them. We will put a memorial graphic for Anthony in the upper right hand corner of Passion, ala DaleRider1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Please indulge me as I reach a little further back for some of my personal favorites. These were special times, to be sure. And they served as my introduction to mtbr.

    Spring Green passion

    Peaks Trail Passion

    The final passion hit from last week, Mount Princeton, Colorado Trail.

    When I searched for his threads I got 8 pages and they only went to 2007. Sorry. I have added these to my original post..
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    i am completely and utterly taken by this tragic loss. anthony sloan was a visionary, a saint. he inspired us to ride more and think deeper. he will truly be missed. Ride. In. Peace.

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    Wow, thanks for finding all those and compiling them, and especially making it a sticky.

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    What a treat! Thank you!

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    Phucking BadASS! Thanks!
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    Thanks for posting this thread. Anthony's photos are a constant on my desktop wallpapers, and he's one of the reasons I have ridden in so many great places over the past several of years. I used his website as a vacation planner.

    Ride On, AnthonyS. We will all miss you!
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    ~ I am going to believe whoever was talking to him here and took his picture, they asked where Anthony planned to go in the future. Then he pointed in the direction! God has taken him and he still is in great hands.





    God Bless A and live happily towards your future journeys.

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    What a gift to have known Anthony. I am truly blessed and grateful for that.

    Best thread ever. What a tribute. Thank you.

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    Thanks t3 for pulling these together. Funny thing is, I already had most bookmarked for when I needed a little insperation. Is it normal to grieve for someone you've never meet? It's only happend once before... I can only imagine the greeting DR1 offered.
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    Man, What a Cool Dude. I wish I could have known him.

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    I mainly checked this thread to see Anthony's photos. I am stunned, bummed out and sad to read of his passing. Does anyone know what happend to him?

    RIP Anthony, and thanks for all your wonderful photos and stories.

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    feliz viaje anthony

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    Wow.....very sad news indeed.

    My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX_Shifter
    ~ I am going to believe whoever was talking to him here and took his picture, they asked where Anthony planned to go in the future.

    I took this picture; and Nick and Hillary were wondering how much further on the ride; a wonderful Anthony birthday ride! 20 some miles over a few mountains in tasty Durango.

    I caught a magic moment as their faces drooped when he pointed as one more mountain to cross.

    He was amazing; and will always live on in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    I took this picture; and Nick and Hillary were wondering how much further on the ride; a wonderful Anthony birthday ride! 20 some miles over a few mountains in tasty Durango.

    I caught a magic moment as their faces drooped when he pointed as one more mountain to cross.

    He was amazing; and will always live on in my heart.
    A magic moment indeed. I hope you're doing OK Carrie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair
    A magic moment indeed. I hope you're doing OK Carrie.
    Every day is challenging in its own way. I wake up in the morning and realize he is not physically with us, and it hurts. Makes me not want to get out of bed.

    It is going to be a long, unstable road ahead, but I have a beautiful daughter, great friends, and a new house. I acquired some of his belongings and so it is comforting to have this items.

    Baby steps, just working on baby steps. Sometimes I revert and fall down, but I'm trying...

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    link to "White Rim Passion: the full story"

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    <a href="http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=191696">Click here.</a>


    I didn't see this in the original post's thread index; it's another anthonys classic.





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    Quote Originally Posted by parkmeister
    I didn't see this in the original post's thread index; it's another anthonys classic.
    I didn't see this one either:

    Moab Passion: Solve for Cubits

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    Nice spread in the current edition of Mountain flyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dash
    Nice spread in the current edition of Mountain flyer.
    He was an amazing person and I wanted everyone to know that. He also desired his photos to be published in Mountain Flyer; I wish that was easy to grant.

    I just put the unedited words in my blog:
    http://cdittmer.wordpress.com/



    It was very odd to receive back the gifts I had given him. He is everywhere though, I sleep in the bed he passed in, his photos are scattered amongst mine hanging in my house, still my inspiration; just at a different level.

    Grendel is doing great, by the way. He aged a bit, after A passed. More gray hairs intertwined with his black.

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    That is a very nice memorial to Mr. Sloan in the current issue of Mountain Flyer.

    CRD, any update on a hard back, collection book of his work being printed? I think they would be near the top of everyone's Christmas wish list. (wink-wink, nod-nod)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingemtbr
    CRD, any update on a hard back, collection book of his work being printed? I think they would be near the top of everyone's Christmas wish list. (wink-wink, nod-nod)

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    Thanks Binge.

    That sounds like a lovely idea; I'll inquire.

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    Great thread, thanks very much for the this!

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    CRD- just want to say sorry for your loss. My mom went thru the same thing with my stepdad. He passed in his sleep one night. He fell asleep in his favorite chair and she found him there in the morning. The doctors said it was due to an enlarged heart. The most comforting thing they said was that he would've felt no pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjchad
    CRD- just want to say sorry for your loss. My mom went thru the same thing with my stepdad. He passed in his sleep one night. He fell asleep in his favorite chair and she found him there in the morning. The doctors said it was due to an enlarged heart. The most comforting thing they said was that he would've felt no pain.
    Thank-you tjchad. For survivors, it is hard to digest when someone just disappears unexpectedly and suddenly. No goodbyes. We are fortunate that he left behind many photos and stories and memories. He has amazing people in his life I was fortunate enough to bond with.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Rip

    Wow, he must of been an amazing person to hang out with. Ride in Peace!

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    Dear Anthony

    Anthony,
    I just read about your passing in a back issue of DirtRag. At first I could not believe the news, I actually thought it was a joke or printed in error. I wanted to thank you for all you gave to us and for how you inspired me to ride more, different locations and of course to take beautiful pictures. You are and will be greatly missed here and there forever.

    RIP Anthony Sloan

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    Funny......I kinda remember Anthony, he joined MTBR just a few months before life put me in a different direction, but I do remember the stir his first couple of posts made. Ironically, I was just doing a quick search to see if anybody was doing anything for DaleRider1 (10th anniversary of his passing on Jan 14th, if anybody else remembers) and saw this. Wish I'd been around to read.......have a few years to catch up on, I guess.

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    1 year ago today. Hard to believe that much time has passed. RIP Anthony.

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    I still remember that day, I can't believe it's been a year already.
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    unknown stone

    over the big stone a unknown origin , but there's Capriol ride a bike
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    Thank you for such a great thread

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    Happy birthday, Anthony. We're still thinking of you.
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    Yup, visited his FB page last week and was thinking of him and there'll never be another of his great Passion posts. He would have been 40 yesterday Makes you realize, "Don't sweat the little stuff" and enjoy life.

    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionwoman
    Happy birthday, Anthony. We're still thinking of you.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??
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    Thanks....thanks for the reminder scorpionwoman and LyNx.

    Too true...appreciate what you have and live life every day. Not always easy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    This thread should stay sticky for a long long time. It is a perfect example what many members come to Passion for...
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