Re: [CR] popular French economy 60's Lightweights(was:[Astra maybe French

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From: "Raoul Delmare" <R.Delmare@Charter.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR] popular French economy 60's Lightweights(was:[Astra maybe French
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 13:11:46 -0600


Mr. Sheldon ( CaptBike ) Brown wrote :

Shelton "Per Aspera Ad Astra" Brown

Raoul ( Family Roots In These Parts ) Delmare responds :

The official motto of the state of Kansas !

"Ad Astra Per Aspera"

For those of you who have not been reading enough Hetchins catalogs lately ( and thereby studying large amounts of Latin ) , this translates as ; " To The Stars Through Adversity " .

I like that . I think it would make a great motto for a bicycle maker . Perhaps I'll have it painted on the top tube of my very next Hetchins . I think I even have some old Stella spokes saved up somewhere , although Trois Etoile spokes would be appropriate as well . . .

Raoul ( my mom went on double dates with Chuck Schmidt's uncle in this here small town ) Delmare

Marysville
Kansas