As reported in the TAB this week, Sheldon Brown died this week.
Sheldon lived and worked in Newton. But, his cycling web site and his participation on cycling forums made him influential far beyond our city's borders. Here's a post that captures Sheldon nicely.
There's little danger that cyclists will forget Sheldon Brown. I doubt that there's any cyclist who hasn't consulted his site, or who doesn't still. And as the architect of the cycling canon he's done more for cycling than any pro cyclist, or critical mass, or white bike, or orange bike ever has. No matter what you ride, how you ride, how long you ride, or how long you've been riding, you're a fan of Sheldon Brown.
The cycling community has lost a vital figure.