Dave was participating in the Great Divide 2016 bike race, along with some 180 other contenders. Even as he rode, reports of global chaos, bigotry, regional war, and blood flowing in the streets of Nice engulfed the world and each of us as individual news readers.
At the conclusion of his journey Dave wrote, “P.S. special thanks to the trail angels and riding companions – it was a joy meeting you, the very best thing on my adventure." These and other stories are told very ably by Dave himself on his site. I urge you to read more by the Great Divide rider-and-writer himself.
Dave is a great bicycler and a terrific personality. He rode from a position of strength. Still, when he needed help good human beings stepped up.