[CR]Mike Kone's Cirque Reflections and Thanks

From: hersefan@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 19:02:27 +0000
Subject: [CR]Mike Kone's Cirque Reflections and Thanks

Hi CR folks,

I want to thank Dale Brown once again for putting together the fantastic events of last weekend. It was great to see everyone - it is like a great big family get together. After driving back to Colorado from North Carolina, I can't wait to get back in the car and do it again - well worth the drive!

I am quite flattered and still somewhat surprised after receiving the Classic Rendezvous award. There are so many folks doing so much for our hobby, and many of them were "around in the day" and have been contributing for many years since. It is an unbelievable privilage to simply be among them at the Cirque.

I would also like to thank everyone who helped with the Cinelli exhibit - many people brought their prized machines for the exhibit which I hope was fun for CR attendees. Special thanks go to Scott Ramsey for his fantastic assistance. Charles Andrews deserves thanks for bringing the wonderful model B - but all the other Cinelli bikes were absolutely top notch as well - thanks everyone!

The early Masi that Scott Davis brought was truly special. I always wondered what the early Masi bikes were like, and after years in the hobby I finally was able to see one in person. Thanks again Scott for bringing it to the Cirque!

I also learned yet again how much more I have to learn - the Galmozzi that Aldo bought at the event was gorgeous. Now I have a new Marque to pursue (anyone have one for sale?? please??).

Of course, seeing everyone was the best part.

I can't wait for next year.

Thank you again Dale for providing all of us with this wonderful opportunity to come together.

Mike Kone in Boulder Colorado