I know there is no such thing as too many track bikes; but you are making it EXTRA hard for me. I have a dozen track bikes, and not a clinker in the bunch. What am I supposed to do? If you saw my choices you would understand my quandry.
Randonneur. OK. That's a considerably different challange. Right now all I have is a hot rodded (converted to 650B wheels and fully chromed) 1971 Peugeot PX-10. She's really charming, but not sure if that counts.
Should I make a touring bike?
Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA I knew that having all these track bikes would bite me in the ass someday!
Dear Cirque du Cyclisme past or potential new attendees:
As I haven't gotten any entries yet (except for the stalwart organizing committee), I guess we are safe in announcing changes in the scheduling. See the details & entry form here:
Opening day, Friday June 9th, sadly will no longer have a lawn party at my house BUT will have an official, stand-on-it's-own charity auction that will include food! In a new venue, there will be a party of sorts, preview & inspection of the auction goods and all sort of hilarity prior to the auction itself. An admission will be charged to cover eats. Rumors already abound of fantastic bicycles and components that will be offered up to the highest bidder that night!!
The Saturday and Sunday events will be very similar to last year, and seminar speakers and guests will be announced as spring approaches. Let me just say that there are some very very interesting folks being discussed!
Regarding the THEME... As many of you know, we have had a loosely applied theme each year, bikes that would be subject to a bit more attention among the many wonderful bikes that are shown.. This is not an exclusive requirement, you can still bring that Andalusian time trial bike, but just an encouragement to bring the best that you have in that Theme category if you have one!
We have had Themes, thus far, representing regions or countries; Italy, Britain, France, North America, but because of the relatively small numbers of bicycles (all of merit, mind you) that are out there in the remaining countries, the committee has abandoned that old approach and bravely sets off in a new direction(?).
So......... the 2006 Cirque du Cyclisme Theme will be.. (If I may have a drum roll please... )
"The Fascinating Opposites: Touring (Randonneur) and Track bikes!"
As always, in addition to all handmades, we will be especially pleased to see those traditionally made machines which are shown by their actual builders.
And for the first time, there will be a $500.00 cash award to the Best in Show!
Whew! This will be an exciting year for the Cirque du Cyclisme! Can't wait to see you all there!
Greensboro, NC USA