RE: [CR]How to say some words

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Subject: RE: [CR]How to say some words
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 15:56:09 -0400

Original Message: ----------------- From: john barron- velostuf Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 13:52:00 -0500 To: Subject: [CR]How to say some words

"It will set us CR folks apart- kinda like a secret handshake. "

I thought we CR types were already sufficiently "apart" from other cyclists. I've been enjoying riding my Peugeot PX-10e on post-work rides and folks just cannot believe there's this nut out there passing them with lugged steel frame, non-indexed derailleur, frame pump, cloth bartape, leather saddle, toe-clips, leather cycle shoes, little white socks, wool shorts and, of course, Peugeot-Michelin jersey with old-fashioned mesh gloves. Only the helmet spoils it. If I didn't want to risk my noggin, I'd wear a Peugeot cap or a leather hairnet helmet and do my Tommy Simpson imitation. Actually it's been great chatting with riders about "the good 'ol days" of 60s-70s lightweights.... as long as they can keep up on their carbonfibre what's it.

If I want to really feel apart, like from another planet, I can just go into most cycle shops... honestly I don't even know what 90 per cent of the stuff is nowadays. I wouldn't know a Trek from a Cannondale from a Giant (so you mean Gitane and Falcon don't make bikes anymore?), or what those computer thingys do (it's like a Lucas cyclometer, right?) and as for those spandex body suits and wacky helmets... it's like a Cirque du Soleil clown costume.

So I think we're apart enough alright... except for this weekend when most of you will all be in one corner of this vast and wonderful country. And that's even more frightening!

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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