Re: [CR]Whilst Randonneuring @ Cirque

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Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 11:28:15 -0400
From: Michael Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Whilst Randonneuring @ Cirque
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To: Davis Philsson <>, <>
Thread-topic: [CR]Whilst Randonneuring @ Cirque
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For 10 years, the "babe quotient was never an issue or a need at Cirque du Cyclisime. If that is what you think we need to make Cirque more fun, then you don't get it. I shared you post with my wife and she thought your comment on point 6 was needless, sexist, and offending so I am calling you on it.

Mike Schmidt Stirling, NJ USA

On 6/8/08 9:42 PM, "Davis Philsson" <> wrote:
> Just returned form Cirque,had a marvelous time and what not.....a few
> observations and questions?
> 1. the swap seemed a bit off from previous years--more modern stuff and more
> 'framebuilders'. Seemed like anyone and everyone is building lugged steel
> these days.
> 2. Seemed an emphasis on randonneuring types. Are we collectively getting
> older/heavier/trendier. The going extremely slow on a heavy bike with a
> extended paunch seemed Au rigour this time.
> 3. On randonneuring? what is with the multiple gear shifters and multiple
> brake levers. Is it to expend the least amount of calories whilst
> randonneuring; or, is a belt and suspenders kind of anxiety driven moxy?
> 4. Was it me or did some fellas seemed quite baked? I talked to a few about
> a 'racing' bike that was leaning on the side of a barn which between the 4
> of them they couldn't figure if it was for sale or not but did direct me to
> a guy in a long green T shirt who assured me that it was not really for
> sale. Did these fellas just roll out of a Cheech & Chong movie or what?
> 5. The little hats and wool I don't get in 100 degree weather. Is there
> some sort of underground S&M current to this group of which I was not
> alerted?
> 6. The daisy dukes at the gate were a nice touch, but what do we need to do
> to up the babe quotient at up coming Cirques? (As a side note can we all
> chip in so as to not have to groove on the serpentine pant suit/jumper next
> year).
> 7. The kettlecorn was great. The bratwurst made me jealous and there were
> no midgets in the midget kitchen.
> 8. Where were all the Cali boys? Gorski, Gabus, Fellows, Vincent C?