[CR]In Memoriam Sheldon Brown

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Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:41:23 -0800
From: "Jeremy Robillard" <robillj@gmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]In Memoriam Sheldon Brown

I am saddened to hear of Sheldon's passing. As a young cycling enthusiasts, his articles and site have been an enormous influence on my young twenty-something knowledge base. As many have expressed, I feel as if I knew him personally because of how many times I visited his site; despite never actually meeting him. For the younger generation who have been bitten by the bike bug, Sheldon's (and his friend's) articles are often the first source we find. I cannot even estimate how many cyclists my age who have benefited from his efforts to spread cycling knowledge and passion to the world.

I think it is very important that his efforts be continued, and after being a member of this list for sometime now, it is apparent that the collective knowledge of this list has the capacity to continue to teach the younger generations. I strongly urge members of this list to find a way to contribute articles to Sheldon's site, and to continue to make public (i.e. out of this list) the knowledge, knowhow, and abilities of all the members.

My Condolences,
Jeremy Robillard
Portland, Oregon USA
via Bellingham, WA