Friends: Will Olson ‘rode to feel alive’

Friends: Will Olson ‘rode to feel alive’
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By John LaConte

VAIL — Friends and family said goodbye Thursday to Will Olson, a local and former U.S. Marine described as one of the best mountain bikers in Colorado.Olson died Saturday after crashing during the third stage of the Crested Butte Enduro World Series. He was 40.“He often said he had a great life,” said Bonnie McDonald, Olson’s girlfriend whom he planned on marrying. “As fast as Will rode, he would always take time to stop and smell the flowers. He rode to feel alive.”In addition to being described as a graceful, effortless mountain biker, Olson was also called a great communicator …

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