Happier trails, Paul Morningstar just passed away the weekend of 21th december in Bodfish California.
Picture of Paul taken by Joe (Mania'S Done) for a rail bike project of biking (Ask the author on Flickr before use this photo)
Paul left us quickly. Even if we are more than 3,000 miles away together, you were an amazing friend, a bike passionate. Always happy to talk, even if my English was far from perfect, we had nice discussions. Thanks to you I learned a lot and your friendship will be greatly missed me.
You've always had good advice and lots of ideas. You are known worldwide for making all your tools to let cyclists able to repair their bike themself.
You were not a business man but a passionate guy and it is this passion to make you an exceptional man. You could get rich but you decided to be happy and you chose human contact with your customers and friends rather than ease and money .
Paul sponsored several organization and peoples to help them cycling better.
The news of your death came as a shock to me and you'll miss all cyclists who are fans of your tools .
Rest in peace my dear friend.
Your friend and webmaster, Martin.
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would always ask "still riding" My most recent answer.I need to put a
shorter stem on the bike, the posture is effecting my neck. I was not
surprised to find a new stem in the mail the next day. He was just that
way. I choose to share this side of the Paul I knew as the effects of
the other side has caused this tragedy. He will be missed. - Jeff Hartman
I'm from Russia, and know Paul only as a good friend and high professional. - Kirill Kozlovskiy, Russia
Paul and I were good friends growing up in Lansing, Illinois, and I was shocked to hear of his passing. I hadn't had contact with him in decades but I have fond memories of good times with him. Adios, Moon. - William Leahy
A Star is gone. - Danny Weeks
Paul will be missed at our Public radio, we have a large variety of musical programs that he would like. I am the Producer of three shows one of his favorites was my Tropical show on Tuesday nights from 4 to 7pm. He would love to call me in and say "THANK FOR ALL the GOOD MUSIC” even if he didn’t speak Spanish he would enjoy the rhythm and beats! He was always so cool, fun and full of information. We all will miss him here at Radio Bilingue 90.1FM KTQX- Lourdes Oliva
I have done music shows on the radio for about 15 years. Paul would always call me long distance to say he was enjoying the music I was playing, usually world music. He would compliment me by saying I was playing and keeping the unusual, the 'usual' on my show whether it was world music or whatever.
I will miss our conversations, he was a good fan.- David Remus
I'm grateful I was 'forced' to call Paul to purchase the top quality tools he made. It forced me to have a conversation with him that I still remember to this day. He loved what he did and that was evident in his work and how he handled business.- Bill Ralston
I just got the terrible news. Paul was such a lovely person. Even through our e-mails, this was more than evident. Our discussions about creativity, craftsmanship & “the more serious stuff” on politics will be greatly missed.
We will all miss you.
John Nelson Smyrnaios, Athens Greece
I'm grateful I was 'forced' to call Paul to purchase the top quality tools he made. It forced me to have a conversation with him that I still remember to this day. He loved what he did and that was evident in his work and how he handled business.