[CR]Portland Plans (and a favor request, for a portland CR'r??)

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Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:18:55 -0800
From: "Rich Pinder" <rpinder@usc.edu>
To: classic <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Portland Plans (and a favor request, for a portland CR'r??)

Hi all,

I'm looking forward to flying up this upcoming Friday and spending a long weekend in Portland at the Hand Built Bicycle show. From what I read, it will be larger than last year - which sure makes sense given the new venue this year. I look forward to seeing many of you there. (I'm gonna put a 'CR' sticker on my badge !)

I've also been fortunate to become the new keeper of a Fuji touring bike from a Portland bike fellow, and will be picking it up from him this weekend. I've decided to save the shipping cost and RIDE it back to California (in several stages!) - and will hopefully be mounting fenders and other accessories, and tuning up the lightly used 80's bike during my stay. (pics at :http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/fujitourer.html )

The Favor - Would one of you be WILLING to let the little Fuji come stay at your place until I return in July ?? Now I KNOW the immensity of this request, as only a bicycle collecting, obsessed soul would . Heck, if you could see my garage you would realize how the request to store ONE more bike there, by even a good friend, is not trivial request!! If any of you would be able to help me store the bike somewhere out of the weather, I would be very grateful !! You can contact me off'list, or via my cell at 818) 522-3329.

Look forward to seeing you at the show.

Rich Pinder
Van Nuys, CA