His sunny disposition, with a keen eye for the overlooked usual and unusual on each ride. The ability to tell stories and command attention. Always dapper, a smiling, accomplished and effortless rider. Great to ride with and chat, listen to his projects and his few travails and marvel. It was palpable that the group was a little thrilled when Troy showed up at a ride, almost a cheer: “It's Troy!”.
I always looked up to Troy for these qualities, that, and he was usually ahead of me on a climb. I'm still seeing Troy when I know I can't, remembering he's gone in a thunderclap.