I really don't know what to say -- the facts are that local entrepenuer Chris Hipp passed Tuesday morning on his way to a local ride. He's not much older than me, though he was a much better cyclist. I've heard he was felled by an aneurysm or an embolism, but I don't really know what happened.
Hipp used to go on club rides with a very young Lance Armstrong in Texas in the 80s. In the late 90s, he pioneered high density computing with blade computers (the world I live in these days), moved to Silicon Valley, sold his company to HP and became an industry analyst.
I took the long way home on my bike Tuesday evening in his memory.