Because I used to be aligned to the Poetry World, I have to admit that I have very mixed feelings about poetry slams, build-offs, or geez, even bake offs.
I do love the possibilities, however, of the possibilities of collective talent united. I would be more interested in seeing a model that could be conceived by the industry of a collective talent of KOF; one frame from many. Or would that be a matter of two many chefs...?
> --- M4Campy@aol.com wrote:
> > > Mike Appel(who in my estimation is one of the
> > craftsmen in
> > framebuilding, maybe
> > > even THE best, if such a contest could be
> > Wow. After watching several Motorcycle build-offs
> > the Discovery Channel I
> > think it would be awesome to see some of the best
> > Keepers of the Flame square
> > off. I wonder how many would be interested in
> > participating? Dale, you
> > could host the contest at the 2006 Cirque!!!
> > The contest would be audience judged and the
> > would get the first KOF
> > trophy! I can
> > see it now. Sachs, Baylis, Johnson, Gordon,
> > Eisentraut, Stark, Goodrich,
> > Kirk, Moon, etc!
> Nice list Mike. A bit short(Appel, Erickson, Mooney,
> Weigle, Bob Brown and a few dozen more would be my
> additional nominees)and you'd honestly have to
> that "Starck" guy, since he's no longer building,
> probably never will again, and more importantly,
> made a living selling his own frames, just made for
> others, but since he is me, I'll nominate myself the
> qualified judge here of your short list, and by my
> criteria of framebuilding and nothing else, allow
> Mr. David Kirk to hold that trophy in Montana for at
> least the first year. Discovery Channel to Bozeman.
> Joe Starck,
> masidon, wi
> > Watcha think Dale?
> > Mike "Did Trek use any washing machine parts on
> > their early bicycles?"
> > Wilkinson
> > Castle Rock, CO
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