Tuesday, February 5, 2008

R.I.P. Bicycle Guru Sheldon Brown (1944-2008)


from Wikipedia:
"In August 2007 Sheldon was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis. After losing his ability to balance an upright bicycle to the disease, he was able to continue pedaling by using a recumbent tricycle. Sheldon died on February 3, 2008 after a heart attack."

More info from other blogs:
The Daily Randonneur
Tin Donkey Travels
Carfreedays
Sheldon, I never met you in person and I regret it. You have been a great influence on the many worlds of cycling, both old and new. You will be truly missed.

4 comments:

clintpatty said...

A sad day in cycling. I wouldn't have a fixed gear if it weren't for him.

Bello Velo said...

I agree.

Tyler said...

he has left his mark on cycling culture. his dedication to his site and making a vast amonts of bicycle mechanicle knowledge available to everyone who isn't a mechanic he is forever imortalized in our culture one could not ask for a better life accomplishment then that

ridehappyyall said...

yes, but life is ultimately cyclical & he loved that, I think.