Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sheldon Brown, 1944-2008

Sheldon took his last ride on this earth a couple days ago, succoming to a massive heart attack. The cycling world lost a great person. Matt Wiebe wrote an obit on Bicycling Industry and Retailing News.

For some insight into Sheldon, check out his home page. I knew him from many an email going back over a decade, many on the tandem@hobbles list, and some good advice he was always generous with regarding bike technology. The Sugino triple bought for my Redline Conquest Pro, which Sheldon suggested rather than a "racing triple" takes on a little bit of added history now.



Scott said...

Rest in Peace, Sheldon.

One of the good guys.

Jimbo said...

Damned sad to see Sheldon go.

Ride free, Sheldon!