|rest in peace sheldon brown
||[Feb. 4th, 2008|03:06 pm]
people post things all the time when someone famous they admire dies. usually it is a musician or writer. i wonder why people are mourning the loss of someone who produced something that will continue to exist after their death. you don't know the person, and it is the thing they produced that you are attached to.
last night sheldon brown died and i finally understand the feeling. it is to lose someone you have never met but whom you admire, and whom has as huge impact on your life. enough impact that you feel close and you are truly saddened knowing they won't be riding their bike around on the same planet any longer.
this is my favorite photo of you. since the first day i found your website and read until my eyes crossed, i have always love this photo and pictured it when someone mentioned you or your wonderful website. i wish i had had the chance to meet you.
i hope someone will print his website in book form as it is RIGHT NOW. i understand it is easiest to search electronically, but there should be a preserved copy of all he has compiled in case the website ever goes down or someone else takes over editing it, or simply, for history.