When I first met Micky in 2012 I thought "this is an interesting person that I want to know" Over the following years we became great friends, riding together in Canada, the USA and Japan, and hosting each other in our homes in our respective country. We shared good times and great difficulty.
I found that Micky was much more than an interesting person: a master of the arts, a master randonneur, a doctor, a photographer, an architect; truly a genius, a lover of life and a friend to all. His highest honor was to help a stranger on the road and to share his in his appreciation for life, brief as it is.
My deepest sympathies go out to his wonderful wife Tomomi and to his family. We have lost a friend and a truly great person, but we will keep him in our hearts and minds that we can become better at what we are doing.