From: ABB3330002@aol.com
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 10:40:39 EDT
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Cirque

Some random thoughts: how does the Cirque continue to dazzle-- repeating some old tricks and introducing new ones? I am still amazed how our group continues to reinvent itself and yet maintain the sense that you are revisiting a familiar haunt? Highlights for me: How does Dale make each of us feel so special, as if the Cirque depended on our arrival in Greensboro? How do we maintain the range of the seminars finding new ways to express our love of bicycles-- Taliah's sophisticated but unpretentious voyage through her bicycle portraits was amazing! How did we invent a banquet where the old conversations feel new and fresh, and Richard Schwinn's tales feel contemporary and historical at the same time. Finally, a thank you to all fellow travellers in the land we have chosen, our love of cycling and bicycles, for making this a great yearly occassion. Alan Bernstein, in New York but missing Greensboro