Roberto Benigni, in director Jim Jarmusch's 1986 film Down by Law, intones in heavily accented English, "It is a sad and beautiful world." The phrase describes well the sentiments here at the Motorcyclist headquarters. Greg McQuide's infectious good cheer and unstoppable enthusiasm elevated the 17th floor and reminded every one of us why we ride motorcycles and write about them. Greg married the best aspects of a young guy learning his craft-a gung-ho attitude and willingness to dive into whatever (possibly odious) assignments issued forth from Boehm's den of iniquity-and an uncommon maturity. We are saddened by Greg's passing but reminded of the kindness of the motorcycling community in the outpouring of condolences for Greg's family and co-workers, and praise for his all-too-brief body of work in this magazine. Here's what some of his colleagues have to say.