Anthony Sloan from Golden, Colorado was a long time member of Mtbr.com and also the Demo Manager for Yeti Cycles. He was also an extraordinary writer, rider, and photographer. He never hesitated to share his Passion for mountain biking, through his words and incredible photography.
Anyone who has ever had the priviledge of reading one of his posts can understand immediately, just how much he loved mountain biking and loved to share and spread the joy of riding. Even if you had never ridden with him or met him in person, you could tell that Anthony was the kind of person that lived his Passion every day. His Passion inspired the Passion in many others.
I met Anthony in person at Interbike last year. I thanked him for all of his contributions to our site and we chatted about the site and riding, in general. We traded a few emails after Interbike as well, and Anthony was always friendly, outgoing, and cheerful.
Anthony passed away in his sleep on May 6th, at the age of 38. More details are available in the forum thread below.
Mtbr.com would like to express our condolensces to Anthony’s family and friends. We missed you the last time you left, we’ll miss you even more now. Thank you for the many contributions you’ve made to our site, and to the mountain bike community as a whole.
-gregg & francis
Read or share along with the many comments and memories of Anthonys in the memorial forum thread: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=517081
Or feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this article.
Anthony’s website (mountain biker and world traveler): http://www.anthonysloan.com/
A couple of photos of Anthony (courtesy of scorpionwoman):
But a small sampling of photos by Anthony:
A list of Anthony’s ride reports, photos, and write-ups:
Spring Green passion
Peaks Trail Passion
The final passion hit – Mount Princeton, Colorado Trail
Yeti and Bear sightings at Golden Gate!
Tres Perfect Days in Derangedeo
The Wonders of Crested Butte
The Wonders of Crested Butte, Pt 2. (as always, dial-up beware)
The Wonders of Coming Home from Crested Butte
Searle Pass, Colorado Trail. (I’ve come full circle.)
Rocky Mountain High Gathering ’07, a few pictures and words.
Rocky Mountain High Gathering ’07, a few pictures and words, Pt 2!
riding with the ladies
GITA 07: The stuff that reached my sensor
GITA 07 Part II: SBT!
That ain’t working…
That ain’t working, Day 2
That ain’t working, Parte de Tres
…which leads us to Moab
The road goes on to Moab….
Random sightings from the road
On the Road Again….
One last little thing from Moab
Bike a Go-Go-Go
Further reports from the land of enchantment.
A Little Vacation
First annual Fruita Death March
Fruita, lovely Fruita
p.s. Fruita, you rock my world….
The Remains of the Day
Amidst the mighty saguaro
Waltzing Across No Country for Old Men
Merry Christmas, Pigs
My 2007 in pictures: Mountains, Desert, Mountains…
Wow, from Cambodia (nbr)
Ramblings/Black is Beautiful
MMM mmm Desert goodness!
A second helping of desert goodness
Sunrise in the desert
Pass Mountain Loop, AZ
One more little Moab pic?
Moab is upon us
This looks like a good place for a drink, v.2008 [NBR>
Come on down to Texas for a while
AZSF08: and so it begins.
AZSF 08, part 1: 50 Year Trail, Tucson
AZSF 08 part 2: Getting Flang by the fling thing
AZSF 08 part 3: Hawes! Hawes!
AZSF 08 part 4: Stuff the Grandchildren Should Know
Close to Home; A Ride in the Backyard.
Westward Ho! Cortez, Moab, Zion!
Paassion preview, North Rim Grand Canyon/Kaibab Plateau
Gooseberry Passion, in praise of SW Utah.
More Utah, I’m not done yet.
Travels with Grendel, or: From the Otter Sea to Fruita, Part 1.
Travels with Grendel, or: From the Otter Sea to Fruita, Part 2.
Travels with Grendel, or: getting closer to Fruita, Part 3.
Travels with Grendel, or: Fruita craziness, Part 4.
Travels with Grendel, or: Hey, isn’t this supposed to be about mountain biking!?!?
Slipping back behind the Zion Curtain.
Yeti Tribe Gathering, ‘ought 8.
Post Tribe Moab
Looking at it from the other side…
The convening of the Golden Mafia
Suddenly it is summer
Cranking the Cone, Musing on Mediums
Passion Hit: Golden Gate State Park Perfection
Vida Encantado, or: A trip to New Mexico
Vida Encantado, Pt. 2; Albuquerque
Vida Encantado pt 3, of Crested Butte and Crested Beauticians
Vida Encantado pt 4, or; Wasn’t this supposed to be about riding?
Vida Encantado pt 5, Crested Butte Goodness and Craziness
Vida Encantado Part Whatever the Hizzeck we’re up to; A little more Crested Butte
Sun Valley, Wowie!
A little bit more Sun Valley?
Breckenridge. Back Home.
Colorado Trail Passion
Quaerie: Can you ever go back home?
“It’s Tuesday. People WORK on Tuesday.’
The Road Really Does Go On Forever…
Outrunning the storm
Apropos of exactly nothing, here is a mountain goat doing a pirouette
Silver Creek, Georgetown, Colorado
keystone day 2
Bowman’s/Top of the World/Two Elk trail.
AZSF 08: Of Lemons and Lemonade; WRT ashes, as does Phoenix, so do we
Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 1
Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 2: Black Canyon
Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 3: Fantasy Island North
Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 4: Usery/Pass Mountain
Further Adventures in the New West: Moab to AZ and back. Pt 5, the back to Moab part.
Trading red for green
Into the Maze
In Like a Lamb
This looks like a good place for a beer, Version 2009
A ride, recently
Keystone and Beyond
More Moab/Desert/addled ramblings
The Long Way Around
Suddenly it is summer. Pucón dreaming
(thanks to tougeep3 for the link compilation)