Very sad. I spoke to him a few years back when I was searching for some hard to find parts for a friend's old bike. He was one of the most knowledgeable and helpful people I've ever come across. The wealth of information he has shared with us on his website will ensure that he lives on in the cycling community for a long time to come!
I have had the odd email exchange with him over the years. I knew his MS was leading to complications and he could only trike these days. But.... I thought the old bugger would outlive me. Thats really sad. We have lost a passionate advocate and a thoroughly nice bloke.
As a suggestion, perhaps a group of we forumers could do theMelboruneSummer Ride with black armbands as a token of appreciation for the knowledge Sheldon shared with the cycling community. Just a thought.
Not sure if appropriate, but this great guy has been the source of great advice from many on this site, I'd like to suggest that Euan, as a great forumer, who has pointed many in the direction of Sheldon, write an Eulogy of him. There are many who don't know what he's down, and some who need a reminder