While I've been around these forums longer than most it's really only been a little over 4 years. Yet in that time we have lost some real icons from the cycling world. It almost seems surreal considering who it is that we have lost.
He was an incredibly knowledgeable member here on bike forums and on a few other sites. He knew more about bicycle mechanics than just about anyone. He was grumpy sometimes but never wrong. He probably helped thousands of people fix their bikes. His real name was Jim Price and we was killed by a text messaging driver while he rode.
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Thanks for letting us know about Sheldon Brown.
I just read of his passing. Seems he was diagnosed with MS a few years ago and started riding a recumbent trike because he had a problem with balancing. He had a heart attack Feb 3, 2008. R.I.P.
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle