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Remembering John M. Clare

I am feeling very sad writing this in memory of a good friend and mentor to so many. What can I say about John. John Michael Clare was such a giver to so many people and an individual who was always thinking of others before himself. John lost his life in a terrible hiking accident in the San Bernardino Mountains while hiking Mt. San Gorgornio with his son, Scott, above the Jenks Lake area—a hike he had done literally just the weekend before and many times before that. I first met John many years ago at one of the early Triple Crown Double Centuries--the Route 66 Double. I did that ride 3 times and I first met him during the 1999 event. I think we were on single bikes on that one but I am not totally sure. I got to meet his dad, John T. Clare, during the 2000 event. That year John was on the tandem with his son, Ian. I was riding my tandem with my brother-in-law, Vince, and we talked quite awhile while we rode toward the finish together. Photo courtesy of