RE: [CR]Listmember of the year


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From: "Janis Johnson" <picabo58@earthlink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Listmember of the year
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 18:27:32 -0800
In-Reply-To: <3C3240CA.4003@adnc.com>


Brian is actually ALIVE! We were starting to get concerned up North here, since we hadn't heard from him for months. Glad to know that you're still kicking. And as for voting for CR Listmember of the year, I second Brain's vote. To demonstrate to all of you just how hospitable and caring Matt is, I have a little story. When we heard about a Five Piers Ride that was to be held in August, Peter and I loaded up the VeeDub New Beetle with a couple of Italian gems and drove the 400 miles to Long Beach, California to see what all the hoopla was about. As we excitedly motored down Interstate 5, I thought it would be good to double-check to make sure I had all the necessary equipment (I was co-pilot!): Cinelli ...check; Alessandro wool jersey...check; shoes...check; socks..check; shorts.......?...shorts.....DOH! I had forgotten my shorts! What a DOOFUS. When we were 40 or so minutes from Matt's house, we decided to call him to get explicit directions and to ask him if he knew of any sporting goods stores or bicycle shops along the way that might be open at 9:00 Sunday morning. It didn't sound promising. But here's where Matt really became my savior. He offered to let me wear a pair of his OWN chamois shorts for the ride. WOW! I'd never worn someone else's shorts before. So, we arrived at his home and there, in all their splendor, were three different pairs of lycra shorts for me to choose from. I opted for the Pearl Izumi's, which fit great. So, three cheers for Matthew Gorski! Master of Ceremonies for all Five Piers Rides and our beloved Godfather of Campagnolo. Tullio would be proud. Thanks, Matt. You're the GREATEST! HAPPY 2002 TO ONE AND ALL. Jan "Run the preflight check BEFORE takeoff" Johnson Portola Valley, CA