I don’t know where to begin. The cycling world has lost one of the greats. Sheldon Brown died last night of a heart attack after a long struggle with MS. When I first saw the Usenet posting I thought that the title had to be in jest, it HAD to be about something other than his passing, it just couldn’t be true! Sadly, it was.
Sheldon Brown will be remembered as a legend whose positive impact will be felt for many years to come.
It’s interesting how you can form a strong emotional attachment to somebody without ever really meeting them. Over the years I have interacted with Sheldon Brown on a number of occasions. His help in matters related to cycling has been invaluable to me and many others. His amazing website, a wealth of information more valuable than an entire library of books, has been the go-to source for cyclists the world over.
Thank you Sheldon! You’ll be missed.