[CR]re: Charles Wahls Diatribe

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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 07:40:54 -0700
From: "Bob Freitas" <freitas1@pacbell.net>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re: Charles Wahls Diatribe

I have been a poster on this list for a long time and have seen more than one person slip off their medication. Wahl is the latest. Checking the archives I see he was a recent arrival who took just a couple months to go around the bend and out the door. Recently debate has been increasing on the list to the point it was becoming argumentative, hopefully this is behind us. I still feel many threads start because people do not check the archives and start us down paths we have visited before (sometimes many times before) Recent visits to CF and Skis went off topic immediately once the original comparison was made. Guidelines are quite firm (at least for the 6 years I have been here )that the topic is pre 1983 Vintage lightweight bikes and parts. On the edge of this is KOF some of which I personally believe is off topic. Dales established the rules and he is the Moderator , though many of us will step in to correct some wayward posters (on or off list) I have had the pleasure to meet many of you and a recent high point was to meet some of the Euro contingent in Italy during L'EROICA.

To paraphrase Jacques Anquetil we are "Slaves of our hobby" lets just not drop those chains on anyones toes

                                        blue shy in MILL VALLEY, CA USA