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Feb 25, 2010
boomcie said:
Hell no...

One of the few people around here that I genuinely like and one of the only I people I included as "friend" (as superficial as that is) on these boards.

The guy had a mode of life that I respect dearly. I know I am not the easiest person to comprehend or to be around and I often agitate people, but he looked right through my manifest behaviour. People that succeed in doing so have good chances of becoming my friend in real life.

I remember how he was one of those people that didn't take my harshness and silliness serious. The people that see me for who I am and realize that I don't mean to **** people off are rare in this world, not only on this forum. He was one of those people.

From my personal experience I can only say that he stood out among the rest. He was to only guy that voted in that grotesquely absurd "Boomcie is totally awesome"-thread. I never would have thought that anyone would take that thread seriously, sadly some people did, but it also showed Craig at his finest: a guy that's genuinely kind and understanding and someone who assumes the best in people, never the worst.

Thanks for looking past absurdity and stupidity and not taking life too serious at all time. It's people like you that make this world worth living in (for me personally).

Can't help being all teary-eyed now.
Quoted for truth
Oct 1, 2010

Thousands of miles away but somehow very close to home. RIP, Craig. It was way too soon. My thoughts are with your loved ones.
Jun 22, 2009
just saw this. devestated... :(
he was honestly one of my favorite people here, such a top guy.
This is tragic, I have been curious to his non-activity but never did I consider this. May he rest in peace, you'll be missed brother.

Jun 19, 2009
Like many I just saw this. Am truly sorry for his family and friends and will miss the appropriate wit. Race this weekend thinking of his life ending early...
Nov 11, 2010
I still consider myself new to this forum and to the sport of cycling. I didn't know Craig as well as the majority of the people posting here, but that doesn't mean that I don't feel bad about what has happened. Too young to go as many have already said. And it's incredible how even without actually knowing someone in person, you can feel close to them in some way. For many it was through here I would assume.

RIP Craig.
Jan 11, 2010
Shocked to read this. Lost for words, really. He was the one guy who had a good word for everybody on these forums. You will be missed, Craig.
Jul 4, 2011
Absolutely shocked by this news. Craig seemed a top bloke when we interacted here and he'll be missed around these parts.
Vale Craig, you'll be in a better place now mate.
Mar 8, 2010
Just saw this.
Following forum/net sporadically lately.
Up in tears now. It's just a virtual thing, never met him in person, but touching anyway. Nice edgy bloke and 100% cyclist. Will be in bikers heaven. Scheisse.

Condolences to the family and everyone.
Mar 19, 2009
Very sad news.

One of my favourite posters here, and not just one of mine.
Seems to have been a great guy. And great guys never die, they live on in the ones they have touched.

May he rest in peace.
I was lucky enough to meet Craig a couple of times in person (albeit briefly) at races on the Gold Coast and can say that he seemed to be a truly great guy, just like he was on the forums. A real shame :(

A sad end for a great bloke.
Oct 18, 2009
I too am sad to read this. He seemed like one of the nicest if not the nicest user here. I remember he rick-rolled me once but other than that, never really new him. But it was hard not to notice how unexceptionally kind and friendly he was to everyone.
virandociclista said:
RIP man. Very sad news. I only read the road and clinic forum.. I searched to find some post from Craig and I found this..

what a sad way to find out virandociclista :( sorry
still can't get over how sad this loss is. Craig really connected to so many on here...a truly special young guy.