We all entered this sport on the heels of those who came before us, came to
respect and admire riders who lead the way and taught us all important
lessons in competitiveness and being human. Steve Tilford was such a person.
Steve was nearly always smiling and laughing, regaling all within ear shot
with story upon story upon story of racing and living the cycling life we
all cherish over these last 5 decades.
If you were lucky enough to know him a little, then you knew a guy who'd
give of himself completely and without hesitation, who raced with an
infectious passion whether on road, dirt or cross. That we have a moment to
pause and reflect on the person and his impact is both heart wrenching and
filled with sorrow. In your sadness take a moment to reflect and rejoice on
how he transited this World for Steve lived life by always moving forward,
always being available, helpful, kind and sincere. We would all do well to
emulate his grace and kindness as a worthy appreciation for his impact on
this World. Thank you Steve Tilford, your loss is immeasurable...