the day could not have been more ideal for a long bicycle ride. cool temperatures in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies throughout the afternoon that covered hawaii’s warm sunshine. a total of thirty friends banded together to finish the island-wide bicycle ride that zach began. over half a dozen flat tires (including one tubular flat) later, the ride and all its participants was acheived.
mazie coloma, one of zach’s dearest high school friends successfully finished with minimal riding experience. somehow “mazie the lazie” proved to everyone -and possibility herself- that pure determination was greater then physical readiness.
in the end it came down to this: we will always love you zach, honestly. and we will always miss you deeply. thank you for bringing us all together even in death. may you rest in peace, friend.