Dennis on the Road

Monday, July 24, 2006

Pat's memorial

Saturday 250 riders met in Walnut Creek and rode to the Juniper Lookout, at 3000 feet, near the summit of Mount Diablo to remember Pat Caurant. Despite the hot weather, the day was perfect. At the lookout there was a ceremony. Pat’s father said words that brought most of us to tears and poured champagne to remember Pat. His sister scattered ashes. After the descent about 75 of the participants went to Geri and Steele Willinger’s home nearby where they had prepared an amazing spread of food. In the shade, on a 100+ degree day, we looked at pictures, laughed, and compared stories of the many chapters of Pat’s life that we have collectively experienced.

In his short 28 years on this planet, Pat touched so many folks as a son, brother, friend, teacher, and teammate. The memory of Pat inspires me to reach out further with kindness and candor in the warm yet straight-forward way of Pat.

Here is a link to pictures I took of Pat’s memorial ride.


At 10:51 AM, Blogger Allison Krasnow said...

What a morning. I continue to be inspired by the strength of Pat's family during this time. I have reconnected with several wonderful people throughout this tragic journey and know that this will help all of us keep Pat close in our hearts.

Let's be sure to have that summer BBQ before we go back to school.


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