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Bootleg Canyon's Thomson Dies

Published February 19, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, mountain bike industry legend and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, has lost his battle with complications from the quadruple bypass surgery he underwent in January.

While surgery went well and Thomson was coherent and talking after recovery, a series of post-operative strokes took him back to the Intensive Care Unit where he eventually succumbed to complications from the surgery. Brent's son, Barret, was at his side with relatives as his condition worsened.

"Brent appreciated and was aware of all of the love and support that the mountain bike industry has shown through this difficult time," Barret said. "There's been an outpouring of emotion and support from all of his friends and the industry, and we're making plans for a memorial event to be held at Bootleg Canyon over St. Patrick's Day Weekend (March 14-15.)"

You can still continue to support Thomson Through PayPal Donations. Barret can still use financial support as there are many loose ends to tie up.

To donate click on link and then click on "PayPal - Click Here to Donate."

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