Well known not only for his books and contributions to Outside Magazine, former Boulder resident Andrew Tilin was also highly regarded in the cycling community for offering himself up as a “human guinea pig,” taking testosterone and racing to raise awareness of doping in amateur cycling.
According to Facebook posts by Tilin’s siblings:
This morning, while changing a bike tire on the side of the road in his current home of Austin, TX, Andrew was struck by a car and pronounced dead a short time ago. So many family and friends love my brother as I do and will miss him horribly. I will continue to update on my page. My first thought is to have a service in San Francisco, as well as one obviously in Austin. I’m sure there will be something in Austin as well. I just can’t think clearly beyond this post.
From Outside Online
Tilin was a longtime Outside contributor and the author of The Doper Next Door
Andrew Tilin, a former Outside editor, a longtime contributor, and a close friend to many people affiliated with the magazine, has been killed in a traffic-related accident that occurred early on the morning of February 17 in Austin, Texas… According to McKendall, Tilin was on a group bike ride when he had a flat tire and pulled off the road to fix it. Conditions were misty and foggy, and a passing vehicle skidded on slick pavement, striking a second vehicle that then struck Tilin…
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