[CR]Re: Cirque reminiscences ...

Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli

From: "John Pergolizzi" <jtperry@worldnet.att.net>
To: "John Pergolizzi" <jtperry@worldnet.att.net>, "scott davis" <francopedia@yahoo.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 20:32:56 -0400
Subject: [CR]Re: Cirque reminiscences ...

Well group, I've almost recovered from my sleep deprivation of this past weekend. 5 hours a night (or less!) at my delicate age just don't cut it. Some thoughts: -The look on Dan Artley's face when he talks about his Honda hot rods. 16 years old again! -The joy on Bob Hovey's face put there by his "new" Masi Special. -Pete Weigle's glow over the "button" award to Dale. -Harvey Sach's stepping up to the plate to assist me and Johnny Baron at the auction. -The look on my face when Harvey started to "sell"! -Johnny Barron's look when he told me the amount raised at the auction. I expected a couple of hundred bucks; maybe. -Brian Baylis when he declared himself the son Faliero never had when he visually caressed that bad boy 1948 track iron. Davie Staub would sure liked see'n that one. -Wishing I could convince the fringe to do whatever is necessary to get to N.C. Yes, Goodrich, Helman, Bell, Berger, Albert, etc. I'm talking to youse! -Mike Lebron's exhaustion on arrival and joy on winning an award. He'll be back. -Jamie Swan and I just sitting on the bleachers on Sunday; taking it all in. -Chasing at 25mph the "lead group" only to catch and find out it was the "chase group". More chasing.... then "we're lost". At least I was on a 32 plus pound touring bike and not a fixed gear. -Gentle riding around Irving Park. NICE. -Packing bikes yet again with B.B. in "the loft". -Hard core negotiations with Giusseppe Bender Zannoni. The guy beat me up! -Mikie Schmit's just being glad to be there. And bagels from Jersey! Class act. Thanks. -Ray Etherton's "confession. Only you and I and the Mrs. will know. But whose Mrs.? -Riding Charlie Young's Death Cycle Speedwell. Are you sure the b.b. isn't dislodged from the tubes? -Wayne B., you lucky dog. I'm still in lust. Speaking of lust....Lisa....ughhhh....IHOP...ughhhh...I could get in real trouble here. -Peter Gilbert's most generous offer at the auction. Thank you. -Karen Rawls treat'n me to BBQ. UMMMMMM.... -Mark Poores resonating voice; the smile comes right through. -Tom Sanders' beating me in a sprint. In your dreams Tom. No, really. -Me and Jan Johnson laying down on the forth floor. Peter doesn't read this, so I'm O.K. -Paulie and Rita Lee on a fixie tandem and then on the old Raymond Valance tandem. Paulie you guys made it happen. BVVW members rock! -Oh yea, Dale telling me that the auction was THE most entertaining event he's been to in a long time. Don't get out much do ya fella? Well, I really enjoyed it. I will post a note to the list after I compose a letter to the "Make a Wish Foundation" and send off the check (1,859.00: still floors me).

well that's all fer now, Ineedsome sleeeep,

John T.Pergolizzi
Ft.Meyers, Florida
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