This video is from his obituary. Chris of course is the bald guy.
I'm not sure what Chris would have thought about this video. Knowing him he would have said that is was cheese or Cheesy.
Here is the full obituary and the same video is at the bottom. http://www.sterlingwhite.com/obituaries/James-Estetter/
Y’all are going to have to forgive my poor writing and grammatical skills. Just bear with me as I try to tell a few things.
Chris and I meet because of cycling. We had been visiting a web site named Daily Peloton Forums. Quite a few folks from that site are here on CN or were. To name a few Patricknd, Python, Race Radio, Susan W., French Fry, Red Lobster, Black Cat. I know there are more but I can’t remember you all.
Since his job and mine were both traveling jobs we had the chance to meet in Houston Texas and then every once in a while our paths would cross on international travel. We would have some crazy internet back and forth with quite a few people from the Daily Peloton forums.
Python was a moderator and since Chris and I did not play by the rules we were often on some type of ban. We would do really stupid and childish things but we took it as entertainment. I think Python thought we were serious and or were nuts! After about 4 or 5 years at the DPF we meet Patrick just during or after his fight with Cancer. Python you were the topic of discussion many times! We just could not help ourselves because you was a serious type and we were clowns.
Somewhere along the line we heard through the grapevine that black cat was on the CN forums. So we decided to take the troll show on the road. We tried our best to find you Python but no avail and suddenly you was here. Maybe it was our trolling that made you come over?
At the same time as our dozen or more sockpuppets were operating here on the Cycling News forums we were also trolling the Toyota Prius forums / Houston City forums / Fishing and Hunting forums. You name the forum and we probably were trolling it. Like I said we were clowns and for us it was entertainment.
A few funny moments were when he was in Algeria and I was in Abu Dhabi we meet up in Bahrain we chose there because they had alcohol and women, but they also had good Hotels with internet that we could use to create sockpuppets. One of the best during that time was Skandar Akbar. Which ran afoul and was banninated. Python knew from the get go that it was either Chris or I that was behind it and I can remember some of the posts he put up about it. The other one was Logical Cranium. In fact at any given time back then there was always another sockpuppet in the chamber.
Eventually I had to beg to stay here at CN because I had worn out my welcome with the clown show. So we decided to shut it down, also due to I was sent on a job for 3 years out of the country. During that time Chris was spending most of his time in Houston.
We went to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. That particular trip was hilarious because he took a direct flight from Houston and I was coming in from Japan and my flight came into Mexico. I got stopped by Mexico immigration because I was carrying too much contraband from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia – In Japan they could care less but Mexico was another story. He was in Ixtapa for a day before I actually made it. When I got there he said … where you been I’ve already made 2 sockpuppets for CN forums and then ….lets go fishing!
Most probably would not know it but at one time US Juniors Chris was a successful cyclist. He raced against folks like Bobby J. and Lance. That was some extent of his knowledge about both of them that he would never divulge on the site. He knew the ins and outs of Southwest Texas cycling.