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In Memoriam

Saturday, August 31, 2019

In Memoriam

Sadly, Potomac Pedalers has lost one of its most dynamic and vocal members.

Kim Lamphier, who always had a smile and an opinion, passed away Friday in hospice after a year-long, hard fought battle with a virulent sarcoma cancer. She went out with love from her family and husband David Whitaker along with a Dobro of course at her side.

The statement, “Kim was a force of nature,” seems to be the most often repeated description of Kim. She represented Potomac Pedalers for a number of years doing Maryland advocacy. Kim was a tireless champion for cyclists and other vulnerable road users in Maryland as the Advocacy Director for Bike Maryland as well.

How into cycling was she? She even met husband David on a bike ride. The Kent Island ride on Eastern Shore specifically.

Many of us knew and rode with Kim on a variety of rides over the years. She loved riding her Orbea and could drop you on a climb. At the UCI World Championship races in Richmond in 2015 she delighted in running across national teams out training on the hilly stretches of southside Richmond the day before the event and made fast friends with a party-hearty delegation of Norwegian fans staked out along the cobbled climb up Libby Hill on the day Peter Sagan attacked and won his first World Championship Jersey.

Kim’s smile and wit will never be forgotten. We will miss her dearly and of course remember.

 

 

 

 

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