Monday, March 31, 2008

Stephen Boutte - 02/17/1946 - 03/24/2008

Today the SF/East Bay cycling community sends home a good man. Steve, appreciated by many, will be missed by all who knew him. It was our pleasure to ride your wake, big man! May you rest in peace.
P.S. With so much turmoil in the world, it is important to recognize those who take the chance to reach out to others with a positive outlook. Look around you, let them know. Peace.
P.S.S. I just returned from Steve's funeral and boy did he have a way with the ladies! All colors, shapes, and sizes coming out of the woodwork, and happy to have been in the Steve fan club. Some guys have it. Amazing. BTW, his last name, Boutte, is pronounced boo-tay - should have figured.


Anonymous said...

Jim, you are right about Stephen...the ladies loved him and he in return. An old girlfriend named Ana referred to it as "being a moth drawn to the flame". I can vouch for that. I was the moth drawn to the flame for 25 years! Thank you for speaking at the funeral - what you said was so true! He was lived and will be missed.

Vivienne-Rene Stone

James C. Collier said...

I was chugging down San Ramon Valley Rd. this weekend and I'll be danged if I did not keep looking across the road like I might see Big Steve. As far as I'm concerned, it will always be his road.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Collier, the first ever statue
in the US, dedicated to a cylist was recently unveiled in MA. More importantly, it honors "Major" Taylor, the second
black american to hold a world championship (1899)in sporta.
I invite you to visit:

I imagine Steve would smile from the heavens too!

Jackie Martin