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

Friday, February 01, 2008

Retire up where it's cold

Under the heading of "things I would not have expected to be true" is this
article suggesting Canada is the most popular retirement destination for the


Wouldn't someplace warmer be nicer?