Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Collective Mourning

I already posted it on Blue Collar MTB, and I'm sure you've read it elsewhere. Sheldon Brown is no longer with us and will be missed. The entire bicycling blogosphere is mourning.

As an avid tinkerer and mechanical mad scientist myself, Sheldon's site was the first and most frequent source of bicycle technical information I ever used once I got back into bicycling. Just from watching him interact with people on BikeForums, I know that only a fraction of his bicycle knowledge was actually placed on his site. This week, we lost a genius, philanthropist, advocate, optimist and a friend all at the same time. His wisdom, words of encouragement and dry, sarcastic wit will be greatly missed.

I've got nothing else this morning.

1 comment:

Apertome said...

Well said. I am surprised how much sorrow I feel, given that I never had any interaction with Sheldon. I wasn't going to write about his passing, but seeing your posts and those of some others convinced me otherwise.

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