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    Tragic Loss in Our Outdoor Community (WNC/ SC)

    For those of you who have not heard, Jeff Papenfus of Greenville, SC passed away while riding Saturday. Like myself, many of us knew him or of him through his involvement in outdoor events, particularly mountain-biking and adventure-racing. In my experience today, details have been sporadic and difficult to find. In an attempt to share information in a respectful manner, here is what is current as of 9:00PM Sunday night.

    http://sorba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37037

    http://www.trailblazerar.com/forum/v...a51288339d1ac9
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    http://www2.mcdowellnews.com/news/2011/aug/01/sc-man-dies-saturday-bicycle-crash-ar-1

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    http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20110801/NEWS/308010104/Jeff-Papenfus-tech-le

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43972930/ns/local_news-greenville_sc/

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    Memorial on Friday at Paris Mountain SP

    Thanks for posting this Yuri.

    for those interested in attending the memorial service


    I just got the word that Jeff's memorial is going to be held Friday at 10am at Paris Mountain S.P. in the Amphitheater. If you decide to go or spread the word about it, it is very important that you tell folks to carpool to the park. The park has limited parking and the manager is in a bit of a panic that the memorial will cause too much of a disruption to regular park visitors.

    There will most likely be some sort of post memorial event but I think Lisa is still working out where that will take place.
    As I get more info, I'll share. Also, I know Lisa wants it to be a casual, come as you are, affair. She doesn't want anything stuffy or fancy because she knows he would rather people show up in their cargo shorts or bike kits to ride afterwards.

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...09922,0.011244

    Park in the Main lot (Second Parking are on your Left) cross the road left at the Park Center down Right to Shelter #4 then take Mountain Creek Trail to the Amphitheater

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    http://bikeshopgirl.com/2011/08/a-somber-motivational-monday-jeff-papenfus/

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    Wednesday's, 8.3.11 report. C.O.D.

    http://www.greenvilleonline.com/arti...%7Ctext%7CNEWS

    http://www.orangecoat.com/my-friend-jeff

    And just a reminder that Jeff's memorial service of sorts will be held at Paris Mountain this Friday. Carpool if you can.
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    Thanks for posting this info. Did the g'ville online article say they thought the heart attack was caused by the bees? I can't read it...don't have the paid subscription. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedchick View Post
    Thanks for posting this info. Did the g'ville online article say they thought the heart attack was caused by the bees? I can't read it...don't have the paid subscription. thanks!
    NO.... It only said a heart attack, nothing about any bees cuasing it. The article does mention that they found no broken bones, and the that the bees were on him when the next rider arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedchick View Post
    Thanks for posting this info. Did the g'ville online article say they thought the heart attack was caused by the bees? I can't read it...don't have the paid subscription. thanks!

    copied from the article:

    Jeff Papenfus, the tech leader and avid bike rider, died of a heart attack while riding in the North Carolina mountains last week, according to the autopsy.

    Dr. Donald Jason, the program director in the pathology department at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, told GreenvilleOnline.com today that the death certificate cites natural causes for his death – specifically heart disease.

    Papenfus was training for a bike marathon, lost control of his bike, hit a bank on the side of the road and was found by the rider behind him unresponsive and covered in bees, Jason said.

    The autopsy showed no broken bones, Jason said.

    “We did an autopsy and all we found was a bad heart,” he said.

    Greenville leaders have described Papenfus as a perpetually smiling tech leader who helped change the way the area nurtures start-up companies, and who never refused to help anyone.

    His wife, Lisa, told GreenvilleOnline.com this week that her husband had ridden almost every day last week because he was training for Trans North Georgia, a 350-mile race across the mountains in which he would stay on his bike for four days.

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