Chris Hipp, a former professional bike rider and a founding member at Blade Systems Alliance, died Tuesday morning, July 14, during a bike ride on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.
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Mr. Hipp, 47, was a Redwood City resident. The cause of death won't be released for several weeks, said a spokeswoman with the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.
Menlo Park police said Mr. Hipp collapsed while riding his bicycle in the 800 block of Sand Hill Road at around 6:45 a.m.
Mr. Hipp originated, designed and patented the then revolutionary concept of low power consumption, ultra-dense Blade Servers, according to his biography on his Web site www.Hippster.com.
He was well-known in local cycling circles, and news of his death spread rapidly online.
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