Charles Byrd Obituary, Death – While I was working at Performance Bicycle as a part-time employee, I would regularly run into either Charles Grove or Rod Grove Jr. The fact that Charles and Brad Reece were two of the first people to get me interested in the sport of cycling is a well-known and well-established truth. I always looked forward to seeing these guys, and I am grateful that all three of them, in their own special ways, were able to make a contribution to the new life I was getting ready to start leading.
Charles, a buddy of mine, would always remind me to “let me know when you want to get dropped off on a ride.” At one point, I came to the conclusion that I should take him up on that offer and make an effort to supply those people with something. In the end, I was ejected from the ride when it was roughly three quarters of the way through its course. Over the course of my life, I was fortunate enough to go horseback riding with Charles on a number of occasions.
Cycling brought together many of us who were searching for something more in our lives, and as a result, we became closer to one another. I am thankful that I was able to pay attention to his advice and implement it into the situations in which I found myself at the time. I am grateful that I was able to do this. This information could even be passed on to some of my closest acquaintances, which would assist me in developing a wide variety of new collaborations. To his loved ones, especially his family and friends, my sincerest sympathies are sent on his passing. This has an effect on a sizeable number of people all around the world.