R.I.P. Chris "Monk Dawg" Vasquez - Legendary Wrench
Chris "Monk Dawg" Vasquez wrenched for the best of the best - a self-taught perfectionist with the work-ethic of an army ant and heart of gold. The man, who was as round as he was tall, had the rare gift of being able to fix his riders as well as their bikes. Somehow, he always had the right words at the right moment. Monk's last gig was with Trek World Racing, but his health became tenuous recently, and he was in and out of the hospital with a number of serious issues. He was deeply loved. Monkey's friends and his racing community raised over $18,000 through a Go Fund Me campaign launched by Paula Lopes to help with his mounting medical bills. Sadly, Monk lost that battle yesterday - and we lost one of our best.
R.I.P. Chris "Monk Dawg" Vasquez