I first met Ken and Mary shortly after they bought the local hardware store.
I had spent many hours walking the isles of that very store as a kid with my dad--picture the prototypical small town store, this was it! They took that ideal and made it better, happier and it felt like home. Ken helped me a ton buying all of those necessary pipes and wires for the little cottage my wife and I had just bought. He was that smiling face that helped me when the house was breaking me down. We found a common love of the bike and he and Mary were like my kids' third set of grandparents.
Later I was honored to help them realize the dream of building a home on Mary's family property--their jewelbox "Not So Big House."
Ken was that smiling friend one could count on with a "c'mon Johnny, let's figure this out."
in 2012, Ken rode the pre-ride of the Tour of California with a bunch of his best friends--six months later he was gone.
Cancer doesn't care who you are, how strong or happy, how old or young. Ken is one of those people who made a profound impact on my life...I owe it to him, to do what I can to beat cancer, to help The Hutch do it faster!
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