Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Quick Morning Workout and a Sad Loss

Cub Scouts tonight makes the evening logistics of shuttling myself and my son to and fro too complicated to support a round trip bike commute to work. So I rode this morning with the SPP 5:45ers. Dan and Clint were on the tandem getting a little practice in for the Flatbread 200K this weekend. Dave, Clif, Evan and me rounded out our merry band. The south end of the trail is still closed for repair so at Glen Oban we turned in to the community and rode around the loop road. Hadn't been down there in a while. Nice homes with big lots, all well manicured lawns.

I learned yesterday I will have to miss the Flatbread 200K on Saturday. Mr. Charlie Bare, age 71 succumbed to a long battle with cancer. His son's Andrew and David, were in the same Boy Scout troop as my brothers and I and many of my closest friends. It's remarkable that so many of us are still close all of these years later, I consider myself quite lucky to know these men. His years as an adult volunteer with the Boy Scouts were of great service to all of us and his departure is a sad loss, but the angels' great reward. I'll be attending his memorial Saturday morning in Annapolis.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Bare. I'll keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Thank you both. I saw Andy this morning at breakfast. He and his family are doing well, and relieved that Charlie's ordeal is over. I expect the service tomorrow to be very much a celebration of his life as much as mourning his passing.