Long time road and mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died the morning after Thanksgiving of a heart attack. He was a roommate of mine back in the early 90’s in Tempe and a hilarious guy. At the time he was working swing shift (I think) way out on West Broadway in some plant anodizing aluminum – something like that. His main training was the dark commute which was unsafe at best, but for Janelle it appeared to be fun. I suppose good ingredients for marathon mountain bike and RAAM events. If you raced the Whiskey 50 this year in Prescott, you’ll remember Mike winning in fine fashion. I am sorry I missed seeing him there. My heartfelt condolences to his family, teammates and friends.
Enjoy life and be Thankful this Thanksgiving.
A memorial service for Mike Janelle will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the Vilar Center at Beaver Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Mike Janelle Memorial Fund, c/o 1st Bank of Avon, PO Box 5270, Avon, CO 81620. Donations may also be dropped off at 1st Bank in Avon or Bob’s Place in Avon. For more information, call Kelli Anthony Rohrig at 390-9145.
THERE WILL BE A GATHERING (PARTY) FOR ALL THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE MIKE’S WONDERFUL LIFE AT THE BOB’S PLACE IN AVON IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SERVICEby