[CR]My own little tribute to Sheldon Brown

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 14:50:53 -0500 (EST)
From: <wheelman@nac.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]My own little tribute to Sheldon Brown

Back at Cirque 2005 I had the honor to meet Sheldon. I cannot claim to know the man and my brief encounter was both fun and memorable. I even have a photo to document the event. Like most things I get involved with, this chance meeting comes with a story.

I was walking around the bike show at Cirque 05 with Mike Schmidt. Walking down one of the aisles I noticed Sheldon had stopped to take a photo of my RIGI bike that was on display. I was kind of excited to see him taking a photo of my bike that I quickly took out my camera to take a photo of him taking a photo of my bike. Well I fumbled a bit and had lost the chance to get this photo or so I thought.

Mike saw what I was trying to do and yelled over to Sheldon asking him to recreate that pose so I could get my photo. Well Sheldon did just that and added his own bit of humor at the same time. So you will see in this photo Sheldon Brown taking a photo of my RIGI bike (the green one second in line)with his toung hanging out.

I had the opportunity to introduce myself and have a brief conversation. He told me that he never saw one of these (RIGI bikes) in person and wanted a photo for his collection. So I got to see Sheldon merging two of his hobbies. Photography and bicycles and for a brief moment shared some of that world with him.

RIP Sheldon


Ray Homiski
Elizabeth, NJ