Tag Archives: passings

Lee Kuan Yew rode a bicycle

The long-lived authoritarian architect of Singapore’s independence and prosperity, Lee Kuan Yew, reportedly biked to his college classes at Fitzwilliam House at the University of Cambridge after World War II.

Leonard Nimoy rode a bicycle

Leonard Nimoy rode a bicycle.

Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi rode a bicycle

Tom Magliozzi of “Car Talk” fame says he either rode a bicycle or used public transportation to get around his fair city.

Philippe Gaumont R.I.P.

Olympic medalist and confessed doper Philippe Gaumont passed today at age 40 after three weeks in a coma. The former road cycling pro suffered a heart attack on April 23 and never recovered. The Frenchman became pro in 1994. In 1996, he tested positive for anabolic steroids twice. During his time with Cofidis after 1997, read more »

RIP Al Fritz

Al Fritz, creator of Schwinn’s iconic Sting-Ray bicycle, passed at age 88. Full obit in the LA Times: Al Fritz dies at 88; Schwinn exec developed the Sting-Ray bike. H/T to Mike Norri.

Annette Funicello rode a bicycle

16 year old Annette Funicello as “Bicycle Queen 1958.” News media reports the former Mousketeer passed from complications of Multiple Sclerosis this morning. Photo taken from Rides A Bike. The other famous passing reported this morning was that of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who, apparently, never rode a bicycle but whose Employment Secretary read more »