Thanks Joel; the Finder's Fee is in the mail!
A great weekend. Thank you to everyone involved!
Gary DellaRossa, Toronto, Canada.
>From: "Via Bicycle" <email@example.com>
>To: "Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Subject: [CR]another report about Cirque
>Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:13:59 -0400
>well this year was pretty awesome. Not to take away Dale's show down
>in North Carolina, but it was so nice that it was close enough for us
>to ride our bikes down to the event, rather than the 8-9 hour car ride
>to NC. Sure some will talk about the heat, but the Cirques in NC have
>had their fair share of blistering hot heat as well.
>It was really nice to have it located all in the same area, sure it is
>nice to get a little riding in between the events, but at the same
>time, most of the participants would have just driven their cars
>anyway. And it was mentioned previously that it would be great to have
>a shop like Cycles d'Oro there, but you would be hard pressed to find
>another shop like that in the country(or World), with that much eye
>Candy and the space to display it, and would be accommodating enough
>to allow a bunch of "tire kickers" just there for the free A/C and to
>gawk at the cool bikes.
>I really go to hang out with the various people I only get to see once
>or twice a year. The showing of the bikes is always amazing as well.
>One of the biggest surprises was the white Cinelli Riveria. I owned
>the frameset for a couple months and then sold to Gary and he turned
>that frameset into a work of art. totally blows my mind! Such a
>I think I also got the score of the auction(well I assume everyone
>thinks they got the best deal, but I did ;)!). I won a 1937 Hetchins
>Brillant frameset and it is in my size. Dale was the one who put it in
>the auction and was gracious enough to make it a full donation! That
>was insane, gestures like that, and the numerous bidding up on items,
>allowed the auction to break the record again for the charity!
>The swap meet and bike show were great, some say a little thinner than
>previous years, but it was in the 90s and very humid, and I know that
>kept some people away. I have to thank all the vendors that sold me a
>ton of awesome stuff, and for the people that helped put it all
>Looking forward to next year to ride down again, most likely with a
>bigger group and maybe even get Curtis to ride down with us! All on
>pictures can be seen at -
>they were taken by three different people, so some overlap, but good
>to see different views anyway.
>joel ralph flood
>philadelphia, PA USA