Pug over there in Bolivia. Photos: Lucas Kane
THE LEGENDARY CARLIN DUNNE
Son, brother, teammate, friend. Fearless competitor and dedicated mentor. Carlin has played endless roles, always leading with the same unmistakable charisma, unwavering calm and a signature sparkle in his eyes. Whether he was running on tarmac or in Baja, he led with the same fierce competitive spirit, the same loving heart and the same unwavering dedication. Intended for a life on two wheels, Carlin has developed a lifelong obsession with perfecting his craft. Inspired by the dream of becoming a runner, filmmaker and stuntman, he remained humble and gracious as his career took a meteoric path.
As his list of accomplishments on two wheels stretches for miles, Carlin’s greatest accomplishment during his short time on earth has arguably been the positive impact he has had on the lives of all who come to see him. ‘he met. His passion for racing was really linked to his passion and concern for his family and friends. Carlin lived every moment to the absolute maximum. He was kind, genuine, and full of life.
In the months leading up to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Carlin was the happiest and most satisfied he had ever been. His friends and family witnessed the inner peace he had achieved, fulfilling his dreams and ultimately reaching the peak he had worked his whole life to achieve. It pulled all cylinders and ran like a factory racing machine. Exceeding everyone’s expectations at Pike’s Peak on June 30, Carlin passed Checkpoints 1, 2 and 3 at a record pace, crashing just 15 yards from the finish. And while his bike was left with spinning wheels, his spirit continued, always with us in its most perfect shape. We know Carlin left us the biggest smile, smiling at the legacy he left. Pikes Peak was coined, “a race to the clouds”. Carlin did just that. May his love and his light shine on us always, radiating the same warmth as here on earth.
Countless friends, extended family and the great community have all lost a hero. Carlin is survived by his mother Romie Gallardo, his father Trevor Dunne, his sister Daniela Dunne and his beloved dog, Sonny. There will be a public screening and service at Notre-Dame des Sorrows Church on Saturday July 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a reception at Alameda Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. In the weeks to come, there will be a great celebration of life that all will attend, come together and remember the legendary man, Carlin Dunne.
16.05.1983 – 30.06.2019