The very fact that many people, even on this list, never heard of the greatest female cyclist in history (though maybe Jeannie Longo might dispute that) just demonstrates how male dominated the sport still is. I assume that "chauvinism" was part of the point of Jill's and Amanda's comments.
Donald Dundee wrote:
> Funny thing is, before this week i would bet a vast majority of you were
> asking "Beryl who?". Let' see, if I pulled Reg Harris name out of my pocket,
> no lets see, how about Eddy, or maybe Fausto.
> I would vote for a nice Frank Patterson print. A classic scene that conjures
> up the image, with no one particular name in mind.
> That's my final answer.
> Ken Denny
> OH, wait a minute, I already have one.
> >From: Jerry Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: Paulie Davis <email@example.com>
> >CC: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> >Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Beryl Burton on CR Tee
> >Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 12:44:40 -0400
> >Here's a brief summary of her career:
> > http://www.writetools.com/women/stories/burton_beryl.html (mapped)
> >Among her other achievements, she was twice world champion in road race,
> >times world champion in pursuit, and British Best All Round time trialist
> >for a
> >mind-boggling 25 consecutive years.
> >Jerry Moos
> >Paulie Davis wrote:
> > > Jerry Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > >Before anyone goes too far with an alternate T-shirt design, maybe we
> > > >should get some feedback from the female members on what they think of
> > > >Beryl Burton photo. Jill? Amanda? Sarah? Paulie? Karen?
> > >
> > > Well Beryl was getting my vote, of course, until Aldo carried the day
> > > his new version of the kiss. There are still tears in my eyes from
> > > laughing.
> > >
> > > Now the obvious question from somebody who knows yet very little of
> > > history (and who grew up with BB referring to Brigette Bardot, but
> > > thought it referred a bottom bracket [don't everybody get carried away
> > > this line of thought!]): Can anyone send me to a site to quickly catch
> > > on this celebrated BB's accomplishments?
> > >
> > > OK, off to work in a drizzly Los Angeles!
> > >
> > > Paulie "Newbie & Female" Davis