I was still in bed Tuesday morning when my phone rang. I picked it up and saw that it was my friend Paula calling. It was 6:45 in the morning and I knew why she was calling. I put the phone down, unanswered, as I needed to process the information I was about to receive. Kim was gone. We had been riding buddies and friends. I am thankful that she was in my world. Kim had wrote after I completed the Black Bear Rampage that I was her hero. No Kim, you were a hero. I will miss you. We will bike together again one day.