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R.I.P. Mark Reynolds

April 21, 2008, 4:55 p.m.
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So my dad just showed me this……

"Mark Reynolds, 48, died in a bicycle accident at The Sea Otter Classic Downhill race on Saturday, April 19. Mark was the founder of Wicked Racin, a high end bike drivetrain company specializing in chain guides for down hill bikes. Mark was an icon in the Norcal biking scene and was a friend to many, many cycling enthusiasts.

On a fast section at the end of his downhill race run, Mark failed to negotiate a narrow bridge and crashed into a dirt embankment, suffering severe injuries. Some suspect that Mark might have experienced a medical problem since the section where he crashed is very simple for a rider of Mark

April 21, 2008, 6:08 p.m.
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really sad i dont think i could race if i knew someone just got seriously injured on the course right before my start time

April 21, 2008, 9:40 p.m.
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Rip :(

April 21, 2008, 9:50 p.m.
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Thats horrible. Atleast he was doing something that he loved when he went.

does this lense make my ass look big?


April 22, 2008, 11:27 a.m.
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I met Mark briefly at Interbike. Seemed like a solid guy.

My condolences to his friends and family.

April 22, 2008, 11:34 a.m.
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Awful. :( My condolences to his friends and family.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

April 22, 2008, 12:15 p.m.
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Awful. I can't think of the last time someone died during a dh race. Thoughts go out to his friends and family.

April 22, 2008, 12:20 p.m.
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Awful. I can't think of the last time someone died during a dh race. Thoughts go out to his friends and family.

not during a race, but practice.

Always sad to hear about/read about a fallen rider. My condolences to those that Mark left behind.

dear DW,
since you got like a million bucks now, can i borrow $2850 for a Revolt frame?


April 23, 2008, 7:26 p.m.
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Wow, what a tragedy. Yet, I can't help thinking it's a beautiful ending when someone gets to live their last minutes doing exactly what they love. And If I know Mark, he was probably doing it very well.

I only rode with Mark once, but it was a full day of Northstar last summer. Mark was very friendly and helpful, refusing to leave me and do a run when I flatted twice. He even took a turn on the pump. He also flew all day long, giving me and my grad-student buddy a run for our money from first run through last, killing livewire and hitting all the drops. But what I remember best is his wicked moustached grin after every run, as he talked about the highs and lows of the last five minutes like an excited teenageer.

R.I.P., Mark.

May 6, 2008, 11:19 p.m.
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gone too soon..a tragedy for sure……..makes you think about your own mortality……RIP Mark.

Shed head!

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