I have been on the list for over a year. I live in Cleveland , Ohio ....Yes I am Black.
You know , I have purchased items from a few people on the list and have even visited on list member at his well stocked garage. He even installed a headset on a Colnago I was working on.
Strange the issue of race never seemed to come up. We are just a group of people with a common interest.
> Well, although I live in the evil USA South, we have
> had a lovely mix of
> races and ethnic backgrounds associated with our
> local sponsored club for
> many years....
> Many of you Cirque attendees will remember two (3?)
> years ago my good friend
> and former sponsored racer , Jarvis Allen, winning
> best in show with his
> gorgeous original old Cinelli. Jarvis is a true
> gentleman and coincidentally
> of African American heritage.
> And (while I am bragging) many of you who have
> visited cycles de ORO might
> have met my most valued associate, Robert Carter ,
> who has Colnagos ad
> Bianchis, and leads regular rides named "Robert's
> Relaxing Rides" which are
> not all that relaxing but hugely popular. He, of
> course, with his dreads,
> could be taken for a Nubian prince!
> I could on about the other folks, but I think we can
> all be rather happy that
> our little merry band is open and welcoming to
> anyone who loves old (or new)
> We just like to argue about Masi and lugs!!!
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO, Inc.
> 1410 Mill Street
> Greensboro, North Carolina
> USA 27408
> Fax 336-274-6360