In reference to my post a few days ago regarding a few so called "expert" members of this group who have repeatedly refused to respond to my inquiries. I have had a few of the members of this group inquire as to whom the two members which I had mainly referred to actually are. So far I have declined to reveal their identities, in hopes that these persons would at least contact me in an effort to clear things up and at least tell me why I have been snubbed. I have also told those who seemed to be concerned, a few names of people that are not the offenders, including themselves, since they were decent enough to be concerned that they might have been the offenders. I left enough hints in my initial message, that these two individuals should know who they are. Then I received the following quote from one of the better (IMHO) members of the list:
"If you're good to someone they'll tell a friend, if you do them wrong they'll tell everybody."
As I said, I have so far declined to reveal their identities, but the more time I have to think about the situation, the more I think these individuals should probably be revealed so that others don't make the same mistake I did by expecting these two to be decent, honest, and respectable CR members (someone said this is a family?), and businessmen.
I really would like to get to know both persons, and I have absolutely no idea why neither of them will return my messages, which BTW, except for a compliment delivered to one last week, I have stopped trying to get any response from (that's a hint for one of you). This is mainly why I have, so far, declined to reveal their identities. So, I put it to the members of this 'family' of fine classic lightweight bicycle enthusiasts. What do you think? Should I tell, or remain silent?
These are members whom I believe to be prominent members of this list, and prior to being snubbed, I had great respect for. In revealing their identities I realize that it could be harmful to the way they are percieved by other members, and could also have an effect on their businesses. I guarantee most of you will be surprised who they are, and some will probably not believe me. But I have always tried my absolute best to be honest with all people, even those who don't deserve it, and I wouldn't make this up for any reason. So, if the members say reveal your identities, I will. And if your conscience, if you have one, says you should contact me, and at least tell me what your 'beef' is with me, and you do so. I will remain silent. Otherwise, I will take my business and my money elsewhere.
Members, if you have something to say regarding this situation, please contact me off list. I will respond to all who respond to me.
"Bicycle Mark" Perkins
Fresno Cycling Club - Historian
Fresno, California, U.S.A.