My dad’s friend Eric posted this on his Facebook wall in April 2012, after riding The Whiskey Off-Road in Prescott, Arizona:
“This Saturday I rode a race my best friend of many years loved (and hated like all who ride the 50 mile race) I carried his picture but really importantly I carried a whole lot of memories of so many adventures and great times outdoors! I know GENE YANG was smiling as I suffered mightily up the 7000 ft of climbing on the course. Thanks buddy for riding with me once more. RIP my friend.”
Happy birthday, Papa! We miss you every day.