Re: [CR] A new love in my life

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Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 13:50:16 -0500
From: "Edward Albert" <>
To: Ray Homiski <>
Subject: Re: [CR] A new love in my life

Ray, I understand. But what I really need to know is this car "restored," "original," "semi-restored," original paint but new parts, new parts but original paint, is the leather Brooks, has it been re-chromed, are the miles original or have they been restored, what is the provenance.......... Have Fun, Edward Albert Chappaqua, New York, U.S.A

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Ray Homiski <>wrote:
> Well it has been a long time since you have seen a posting from me on this
> site. There have been some changes in my life that impacted my bicycle
> collecting and her name is Rosey. She came into my life just about the time
> I ceased posting on this site. I think you would all agree that she is
> beautiful enough to distract from my collection and even to dominate my time
> spend with her. Consequenty I find myself spending less and less time with
> bicycles and more with her.
> A little bio of Rosey, she was born in the UK in 1960. Typical British
> white complexion but she is as exciting as all heck. Just a few years
> younger than me and can ride a hell of a lot faster. Being with her is a
> comfort but like all of her kind she demands a lot of attention and is high
> maintenance. Still I have not lost the ability to provide both. The real
> good news here is that even my wife does not mind, I think she is happy to
> see this old dog giving her more space to live her life.
> Consequently I am finding it more and more difficult to spend time with my
> bicycles and many grow dusty, ill maintained and tires flattening. My bits
> linger in parts drawers or hang in the rafters lifeless. I have made the
> decision to begin to liquidate much of the collection so Rosie and I can
> spend more quality time together. I am starting to get things together so I
> can post them here before anywhere else as this has been my home for my
> second love. If any of you had your eyes on some of my bikes or bits in the
> past, now is the time to drop me a line.
> I am not getting out altogether because I will still ride from time to time
> with friends here and at home. I have almost made up my mind on what will go
> and what will stay. My Sachs and Serotta have made the cut and will remain
> with me as my older Rene Herse and 1878 Rudge Hi Wheel. Some bits that I
> will never find again if I let them go will also stay behind. Don't be sad,
> this new chapter in my life will have its challenges, ups and downs. Rosie
> and I have already joined another support group much like this one so I am
> able to seek advice to tend to here needs. I will keep in touch from time to
> time and wanted to thank you all for your friendship in the past and
> present. Though I will not be as active here as I once was, I will still
> regard this forum and its members among the best associates a person can
> have.
> So you can understand why my life changing motivation. I provide you with a
> photo or two of Rosie. Don't be upset with her, I did not know I would fall
> this hard for anyone.
> Ray Homiski
> Elizabeth, NJ