Just over a year ago, I heard that Sheldon Brown had primary-progressive MS and could no longer ride a bike. I was saddened to just learn from Fritz at Cyclelicious that Sheldon passed away last night.
I never actually met Sheldon Brown, but I have known of him though his webpages since the mid nineties. His fixed gear pages were probably some of the first bike related websites that I ever bookmarked, and I still reference his many bike related pages today. I hope that Sheldon’s sites will stay up as a tribute to someone who gave so much to the world of cycling. Captain Bike freely contributed a ton of knowledge to many of us. He will definitely be missed by many.