Re: [CR]Whilst Randonneuring @ Cirque

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 13:51:05 -0400
From: "Davis Philsson" <>
To: "Michael Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Whilst Randonneuring @ Cirque
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Friends and Mr. Schmidt:

I have received my share of comments OL concerning my 'sexist' comments. It was done in humor and without any malevolence--so my apologies to those offended I would add that I made no reference to Phil Spector and his gay lover Dr. Evil from the Mike Myers movies. Hard to tell who was pitching and who was catching although I'd suspect Dr. Evil does the mound work. I guess it was sexist of me to leave the boys team out in the cold.

Let me further clarify....I have no problem with young people showing their stuff and being proud. My comments on topic # 4 had to do with fellas obviously higher than a U2 plane on marijuana or some equivalent. Why drive all the way across country in a multi-colored VW microbus just to smoke doobs and huff ether? apologies to daisy duke and the daft dutch girl......if anyone would like to punch me in the face, I am available all day today and part of the day tomorrow for such bawdy roughhousing.

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Michael Schmidt <> wrote:
> Davis,
> For 10 years, the "babe quotient was never an issue or a need at Cirque du
> Cyclisime. If that is what you think we need to make Cirque more fun, then
> you don't get it. I shared you post with my wife and she thought your
> comment on point 6 was needless, sexist, and offending so I am calling you
> on it.
> Mike Schmidt
> Stirling, NJ
> On 6/8/08 9:42 PM, "Davis Philsson" <> wrote:
> > Just returned form Cirque,had a marvelous time and what not.....a few
> > observations and questions?
> >
> > 1. the swap seemed a bit off from previous years--more modern stuff and
> more
> > 'framebuilders'. Seemed like anyone and everyone is building lugged
> steel
> > these days.
> >
> > 2. Seemed an emphasis on randonneuring types. Are we collectively
> getting
> > older/heavier/trendier. The going extremely slow on a heavy bike with a
> > extended paunch seemed Au rigour this time.
> >
> > 3. On randonneuring? what is with the multiple gear shifters and multiple
> > brake levers. Is it to expend the least amount of calories whilst
> > randonneuring; or, is a belt and suspenders kind of anxiety driven moxy?
> >
> > 4. Was it me or did some fellas seemed quite baked? I talked to a few
> about
> > a 'racing' bike that was leaning on the side of a barn which between the
> 4
> > of them they couldn't figure if it was for sale or not but did direct me
> to
> > a guy in a long green T shirt who assured me that it was not really for
> > sale. Did these fellas just roll out of a Cheech & Chong movie or what?
> >
> > 5. The little hats and wool I don't get in 100 degree weather. Is there
> > some sort of underground S&M current to this group of which I was not
> > alerted?
> >
> > 6. The daisy dukes at the gate were a nice touch, but what do we need to
> do
> > to up the babe quotient at up coming Cirques? (As a side note can we all
> > chip in so as to not have to groove on the serpentine pant suit/jumper
> next
> > year).
> >
> > 7. The kettlecorn was great. The bratwurst made me jealous and there
> were
> > no midgets in the midget kitchen.
> >
> > 8. Where were all the Cali boys? Gorski, Gabus, Fellows, Vincent C?
> >
> >

Davis Philsson,
Gainesville GA