Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Sheldon Brown, 1944-2008

Sheldon Brown, justifiably one of the most famous bicyclists in history, died this week.

You can pay respects at sheldonbrown.blogspot.com

Sheldon was nominally a bike mechanic, but that does not begin to explain the influence of his website, and of his voluminous writings over decades.

He not only invented the real man saddle
he was a real man.

Obituary in the Boston Globe

1 comment:

John said...

I'm crushed to hear of Sheldon's passing.
He helped me with lots of bike issues and became a real web-friend.
The web has lost a valuable contributor and a great guy.
I'll miss him.