I think Hell has been awarded the next Winter Olympics.
Didn't the famous and super-cool (for the era) French novelist Albert Camus expire in a similar poetic manner? Those French, they even know how to exit in style.
> jerrymoos wrote:
> > Wow, I agree with every word Chuck just said here. How often does that
> > happen? Maybe Mavic is the magic middle ground on which the Campy fans and
> > the Francophiles can agree.
> Somebody check if they are ice skating in Hell right now.
> I've always been a big fan of Mavic components and owner Bruno Gormand;
> I have four "Tout Mavic" bikes. My perception of Mavic was always as a
> small "boutique" racing parts company with lots of French mojo (their
> first complete group dates from 1979).
> That Bruno died in '85 driving his Renault R5 Turbo on a twisty road and
> crashing while reaching for the dash board cigarette lighter just adds
> to the French mystique (his wife Madame Cécile Gormand and daughter
> continued running the company till 1990).
> And it doesn't hurt that almost all of Sean Kelly's wins and Greg
> LeMond's shocking 1989 TdF 8 second win were on Mavic equiped bikes.
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California