An observance in Pat O’Donoghue’s memory is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 A.M. in the parking area of the bicycle shop Strictly Bicycles. The shop is located on Hudson Terrace in New Jersey just north of the GW Bridge. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 27, same place, same time. (Thank you Nelson Gutierrez, owner of the shop.)
For those attending the club race on Sept. 26, meet at the CP Boathouse parking field at 8:30 A.M. for a leisurely ride to the New Jersey side of the GW Bridge.
Pat left word with his wife, Patricia (affectionately known as ‘Trish’), before his death Sept. 23, 2008, that he wanted his ashes scattered on 9W, the road he traveled most. This will be done on Rte. 9W after the observance.
Pat left an indelible impression on those who knew him. Sometimes one meeting was sufficient. Pat was iron-willed, straight-ahead guy with a fine sense of salty humor spoken in Irish brogue. He was a CRCA board member for one year and raced in club races for many years until he was diagnosed in 1998 with brain cancer.
Please pass the word to those who may not be regular readers of the online site of CRCA. Questions can be directed to Jim Boyd, 212.865.5488.