Fw: [Classicrendezvous] Thanks for the Support

From: "Sioux River Cyclery" <bikeshop@ispchannel.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Fw: [Classicrendezvous] Thanks for the Support
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 10:37:22 -0600

----- Original Message ----- From: "Sioux River Cyclery" <bikeshop@ispchannel.com>

> Classic listers.
> There is another part of the "supposedly joke"
> that is offensive- that is the reference to "the
> hayseed in Iowa" I am from South Dakota and I
> happen to know that the "hayseed in Iowa" who
> managed a professional racing team that brought
> Andy Hampsten to the professional world riding
> many classic bikes while also running his bike
> shop in Ames was world class in his own right.
> Do any of you remember the Levi-Raleigh professional team? Maybe you
> remember
> Andy Hampsten winning on the Gavia in Italy and
> winning the Giro? Andy grew up in North Dakota.
> After 30 years of running his own shop, the manager of that team is hanging
> it up and auctioning on Ebay manyclassic items that I see listers bidding
> on.
> this isn't the first time that those on either the east
> or west coast have dismissed us in the great "flyover" states. As if we
> can't build or ride great
> bikes.
> Another offended party.
> Robb Rasmussen
> Sioux River Cyclery http://www.501main.com
> 501 Main Ave
> Brookings, SD 57006
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jerry Moos" <moos@penn.com>
> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 9:48 AM
> Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Thanks for the Support
> > Thanks to everyone for accepting my explanation and supporting me,
> > particularly Ken Toda, who would have had every reason to be deeply and
> > personally offended, had the post been genuine. I turns out I was not
> > the victim of a sinister plot, but of an ill-considered joke gone
> > wrong. A list member who I will not name forwarded this to Ken Denny as
> > a joke, thinking he would recognize it as such, given the April Fools
> > Day date. Unfortunately, Ken took it for real, and understandably
> > upset, posted the message this morning. The person in question is
> > extremely regretful over the whole thing and has apologized to me and to
> > Dale. I know the person involved is neither racist nor malicious, and
> > I've accepted the apology. So let's get back to classic bikes, shall
> > we?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jerry Moos