[CR]Re. Intro & Velo Rendezvous Request

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme)

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 13:55:30 +1200
From: "David Whittam" <dw@cyclesupplies.co.nz>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re. Intro & Velo Rendezvous Request

Of course, this should have read: "attend Chuck's Velo Rendezvous" (not Vevlo-Retro) :-[

30/08/04 10:32 PM, David Whittam wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been lurking here for a couple of years, without much to
> contribute, but enjoying the discussions and soaking up the knowledge.
> I'm just a young 'un, 44 this year, and I'm in business importing &
> distributing bicycle parts. Being once the farthermost reach of the
> British Empire, the classic bikes here tend to be of English origin,
> which is why my humble collection consists mainly of old Raleighs,
> Carltons, etc. and one or two other more local road bikes. There's not
> much of any continental exotica to be seen here.
> Being in the bicycle industry, I've been attending Interbike for many
> years and have wanted to attend Chuck's Velo-Retro, and this is the year
> that it happens, which I'm very much looking forward to. So I'm arriving
> stateside Wed. Sept. 29 in San Franciso (due to a bargain flight deal
> from NZ), and rather than booking a flight from there to LA/Burbank, was
> wondering if anyone from the Bay Area/NorCal who is driving south on
> Thursday Sept. 30 has a spare seat and would like some additional
> company and someone to split fuel costs with. Once in Pasadena, I'll be
> sharing a room at the Marriot with a couple of other NZ'ers also
> attending V-R, so it's just the travel I'm hoping to share.
> Hardly any of you know me, but I've met Dale briefly and I talk to Chuck
> most years at Interbike and I'm sure he will vouch for my character (Hi
> Chuck!)


David Whittam
New Zealand