[CR]Re: Black cyclists

(Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck)

From: "brucerobbins" <brucerobbins@supanet.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <CATFOODNZ4mF1IT18ol00000283@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 00:21:54 -0000
Subject: [CR]Re: Black cyclists

All this talk of Major Taylor got me thinking about why there seem to be so few black guys interested in old bikes or cycling in general. This, I stress, is my own perspective up here in Scotland where we don't have a big percentage of people from an ethnic minority background. Most non-white people here are from India and Pakistan and I love them for their family values which are like those of British people in the 1950s. I think they add a lot of stability to the community.

Anyway, I was going to ask if there are any black CR members and if not, why not? It would be a bit scarey if old bikes seemed to be the preserve of WASPS and people from Italian backgrounds.