ATTENTION ALL LIST MEMBERS:
It is with very mixed emotion; both joy and sadness, that I am announcing "The Last Dance" meeting of the BVVW. For me at least. My impending move to San Diego (temporary or not, still unknown) necessitates that I relinquish, at least for a while, control of our gang (picture Michael Corleone telling Tom Hagen that He will be in charge while The Don goes away for a while in The Godfather. At least hear the music in the background). Perhaps with the newly printed roster, the boys will still get together. Unpaid membership hovers around 20! Consigliore Nino Helman will keep the cosa nostra, our thing, alive. So anyways, Youse are all cordially invited to the next monthly meeting of the Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen, the BVVW, (which is a tangent of Gruppo Sportivo Pergolizzi). This will be an informal gathering of all N.Y. metro area cyclists who share an interest in vintage bicycles and cycling history. We can talk the old talk (1930 to 1980) of cycling, our heroes, and their bicycles. We , @10 certified freaks, will hang and talk bikes for @ 2 hours. Subject for the evenings discussion will be a show and tell of you favorite thing in cycling. Maybe a bicycle, maybe an old campy box, maybe an pair of old Masi embroidered wool shorts that used to belong to a cyclartist that ya bought on E-Bay. Bring yer interesting printed matter, pictures, parts, and weird stuff for show and tell. Meet at Emmy's bike shop, 141-East 17th St.,N.Y.,N.Y. (just west of 3rd ave.) at 5:30. Friday evening January 16, 2003. At @7:30 we will make our way to John's Pizzeria at 278 Bleeker St. in Greenwich Village(or a closer watering hole w/food if its only Nino and Bill, and me ). Pizza is coal fired brick oven. We seen the coal pile in the basement while waiting on line a couple a meetings past. Budweiser is on tap and cold. Ernesto the waiter takes good care of us. As long as he gets his "tribute". Please do yourselves a favor and show up cause we have ALLOT of FUN. Expect to get home sometime.
John T. Pergolizzi, BVVW Omnipotent Despot N.Y.C. New York
Long live The King