Monday, January 14, 2008

Ronnie Thomson - Thomson Stems/Seatpost Dies!

January 18-20, 2008

It was a sad weekend, as Ronnie Thomson died Saturday at his L.H. Thomson office in Macon, Georgia, just one week prior to the Ronnie Thomson Appreciation Day. His company makes some of the best CNC mountain bike stems and seatposts. What of the Ronnie Thomson Appreciation Day this year? Well, although it will be a difficult day for all at Thomson, the families desire is that the festival continue, and it will.

Thomson is no longer simply a brand, it has become legacy and shares a part with many of our top racers. Ronnie brought so much to cycling because he looked at everything with a different perspective. He stood behind Wobble-naught and Myo-facts sEMG/Dartfish throughout the years. Ronnie also provided support for anyone who worked with us. At one point, he even looked into buying a part of Wobble-naught CAD. He knew we were on the right path! However, Ronnie cut a path for the aftermarket business and his designs make a huge difference in the game.

The Ronnie Thomson Appreciation Day is scheduled for January 18th through the 20th. There will be camping, a four hour race, bonfires, live music, you name it, plus all kinds of biking events. These will be brought to you by SORBA and OMBA for a weekend of camping, riding, and fun, so mark your calenders. Come and plan on having a good time, for this will be a fitting celebration in honor of the man who did so much for cycling.

He will be missed and we wish the best for his family and all the staff.

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