This is indeed shocking news. I have no words...none.
edit: Today I spent some time going through some of bigfellow's posts. I wanted to find some conversations I may have had with him. His final posts were on a thread where we were discussing dimples in zipp rims and golf ball aerodynamics. He said it was all a bunch of zipp marketing hype. He was probably right. He was always shot it to you straight as he saw it. You've got to respect that right or wrong.
He was always one for humor on the forum. I remembered a while back when I made a pretty lame joke about something. "the Repeater" was having issues with quadruple posts. I replied and asked if that was why he was called "the Repeater". Bill replied with "that is absolutely hilarious...it's all about timing!"
He also always had words of encouragement for others learning the sport like myself. He always had advice for training and was willing to share his experience with others. Heck, he was riding seriously when I was only 11 years old and probably putting around on a BMX.
I feel aweful. A relatively young man like himself struck down in his prime. I just don't get it.
I just wish his lady and his family well. It's got to be a tough loss.
We'll miss you Bill (bigfellow) Niko