Robin Williams Told Friend 'Cycling Saved My Life' Post-Cocaine Days

Tony Tom, a San Francisco bike shop owner and Williams' biking partner, talks about their friendship.
1:41 | 08/13/14

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An avid cyclist Williams had almost a hundred bikes and his collection he just looks -- -- -- -- was -- solid he -- into this repair shop. The owner Tony Tom was williams' close friend and hiking partner. You formed a fraction. -- -- -- -- Tony says biking gave Williams some peace and tranquility he came shortly after. And John -- passed away from the -- -- us. And and he needed some kind of an outlet and Santelli in cycling save my life. An assistant you know biking as a whole lot better for using cocaine. He just loved cycling community was -- solid to denounce him was his backyard so to speak and and I loved to hang out. -- him publicly once week when he was around. And he was a very avid writer and very proficient hitter and he was always cordial I can't remember. Has ever refusing to sign an autograph or talk to anybody who just came up to -- and you know can start talking he'd always respond in this. Who's incredibly gracious and kind very giving. This really could now. We're all gonna miss him and I think they should -- think if studies left us and polls performances holds movie. It never -- -- -- and I --

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