Our area lost one of the good guys when Christian Beattie passed away last night. He had been battling leukemia for the past few years. And doing it so bravely that it made me jealous of his mindset. Christian was diagnosed with the disease, but it really didn’t slow him down. He travelled, stayed true to his heart, the bicycle, and lived life to the fullest. I haven’t seen Christian since the Dirty Kanza, but I really didn’t need to. He was one of those guys that you could not see for years and just fall back into a relaxed conversation instantly. He was a soldier, in many ways. He will be missed.
Check out Christian’s facebook page. Leave a message if you wish.