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David Gordon Wilson
« on: May 11, 2019, 01:24:08 pm »
I have just learned that MIT's Professor David Gordon Wilson, co-author of "Bicycling Science", has died at the age of 91.  He once did me the honour of asking me to write a guest editorial for "Human Power", the IHPVA's technical journal.  I have no idea why.
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Re: David Gordon Wilson
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 12:13:19 am »
I read and failed to understand a borrowed copy of Bicycling Science many years ago when I was a PSO. My own copy hasn't brought much more understanding, but I'm still glad to have it.

RIP

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Re: David Gordon Wilson
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 01:36:30 pm »
Quite saddened to hear this.  RPI.
I have soldiered through a few chapters of the book, though I needed a long break after a chapter ended talking about how everythign would change once they produce on-bike power meters.

Who will take the lead on the next edition of the book?
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Re: David Gordon Wilson
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 12:37:29 pm »
Quite saddened to hear this.  RPI.
I have soldiered through a few chapters of the book, though I needed a long break after a chapter ended talking about how everythign would change once they produce on-bike power meters.

Who will take the lead on the next edition of the book?

Sounds like a job for Paolo Baldissera, capo of the Turin Polytechnic University HPV team, editor of Human Power, Metallica fan and general Good Sort.
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Re: David Gordon Wilson
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 08:28:34 pm »
His Boston Globe obit was an interesting read: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2019/05/07/david-gordon-wilson-mit-professor-and-father-modern-day-recumbent-bicycles-dies/mJMiTTVyZEk67JykP8sq6I/story.html

It mentions that he'd just finished a draft of the 4th edition of Bicycling Science; hopefully that'll somehow make it to print.

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Re: David Gordon Wilson
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 01:37:46 pm »
Is there an "in lieu of flowers" type thing for him?
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