Re: [CR] Communication Issues w/ Thai Cyclists . . .

(Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi)

From: "Harry Rosenthal" <hrnfw@hotmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 11:59:39 -0500
In-Reply-To: <m2j95ccf7e51004020840kf970da2ese32702740cb370d5@mail.gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Communication Issues w/ Thai Cyclists . . .


I suspect that he (Mr Faro) speaks better Dutch and probably a spattering of better French and German than do you or I. Perhaps more to the point, is this kind of sneering humor valuable or even ON TOPIC for this group of supposedly gentle and mutually supportive bike geeks?

Harry Rosenthal

Fort Worth, Texas USA


> Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 08:40:46 -0700
> From: emeneff@gmail.com
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR] Communication Issues w/ Thai Cyclists . . .
>
> Freek Faro wrote :
>
> There is a road racing scene and an even bigger mtb scene (
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/26093820(AT)N05/). Its very difficult to get in
> touch and stay in touch with Thai, it has to do with their culture, which is
> very laid back, and also with shyness and inabilty to speak or write or good
> english. They are very enthusiastic though, and when you meet cyclists in
> real life, its always great.
>
> Inability to speak or write in "good english" ?
>
> That isn't just Thailand. That sounds like just about every hipster here in
> America ! <G>
>
> Off to Walmart to buy my Fixie,
> Mike Fabian
> San Francisco, CA