> Well Ray,
> Its always been good to know that your out there on the road.
> O.K., so now w/ four wheels instead of two!
> I've been playing down that same road quite a bit lately myself.
> My 1967 Ferrari 330 always gives great joy and, for the last year
> and a half, I've quietly been bringing back to life a 1960 Porsche
> 356 sunroof coupe. She was pretty much a junk yard daug, but a fair
> amount of work and I've managed to drive her three times this week.
> A few more carburetor issues to tweak out, but I'm wondering how a
> bike is gonna fit in her!
> I do ride up to the garage three/four miles away (mostly uphill)
> and it's a scream on the way back home! There are still the longer,
> mostly weekend rides though; just to keep my edge on.
> Just be careful of Lucas the Prince of darkness, and remember that
> one of the great joys of cycling is coming back!
> John Pergolizzi
> San Diego
> in the 70's today and "Outlaw Girl" suffered vapor lock
> On Dec 17, 2009, at 10:42 AM, 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