Hi Dale/listmembers, I'm glad that you couldn't control your "list withdrawal" symptoms. Here's a proposal to further our goal of a rancor--free CR list:
Have list members submit photos of themselves to the CR webpage. Photos can be face shots, on-the-bike shots, wrenching shots, standing-in-front-of-my-collection shots, etc. No full frontal nudity.
This certainly isn't a new idea. Ken Papai created the "Faces of RBRacing" in an attempt to humanize the NG(this NG is notorious for its flames). Dozens of folks from all over the US(and I think some Euros) submitted racing shots. Didn't stop the flaming, but at least you know what the toad looks like!!
You could cruise over to the rec.bicycles.racing NG, find one of Papai's posts, contact him, and ask for feedback on the success of the photo collection.
Just another Monday morning brainstorm. Thoughts from the rest of you?