Re: [CR] Merckx

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Subject: Re: [CR] Merckx
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 03:55:10 +0000

Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 12:57:09 -0700 (PDT) From: EPL <> To: "" <> Subject: [CR] Merckx

If he weighed 75 kg on the morning of the Hour Record, are we sure he was/is nearly 6&#39;1&quot; ? That would have made him awfully slender, even for a top cyclist. I still woiuld like to see his vital statistics.

Why not make next year&#39;s Cirque theme &quot;Race Bikes,&quot; with special emphasis on marques Merckx was associated with. Try to also get ephemera from collections (Horton etc.): like jerseys, printed material, musettes, heck even a retrospective of the Adidas shoes which carry his name.

As long as we don&#39;t behave like Trekkies and all go around in faux Molteni jerseys (yep, i got one too!) then maybe we won&#39;t freak him out. Invite him well in advance.

Special outdoor event: lawn party featuring Belgian beer, moules, frites dipped in mayonnaise.

Emanuel Lowi Montreal, Quebec (where we fully appreciate Belgian cuisine and ride on our own Eddy Merckx &#39;74 World Championship circuit)


Like Vlad, I am tall-n-skinny. Eddy in fighting trim was pretty darn slim as well.

I am 6' 2" and about 72-75 kilos, depending on how many times I've eaten at Popeye's lately!

Greg "not a top-level cyclist" Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA