Ride (and Make) in Peace, Brian Baylis

You must wonder if it was somehow prophetic, a look ahead, when one of bicycling's most renowned frame builders announced his retirement a few years ago. I snapped this photo of both Mr. Baylis and some of his bikes at the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show in 2011:

This one is from Steel is Real, on Facebook:

There is a lot of time between the two, a lot of frames made, a lot of miles ridden on those frames, and lifetimes of experiences gathered during those miles. Yup, the guild of bike builders, as well as anyone who appreciates craftsmanship, has lost a guru. Ride in Peace Brian Baylis.

If interested, many people, including other bike makers, are posting up remembrances at Velocipede Salon.