'06 Cirque reports

Friday:
After a fun time "mixing" at the opening reception, things got off to a great start as the
"Fixie Ride" commenced at 2 PM. Of the approx. 40 riders,  about were half single speeds and half derailleur bikes.
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That night, the Charity auction benefited Operation Smile ($6.5K contributed!) and was a blast.
Ray Dobbins pics: Here


    Saturday:
- Group rides lead by our wonderful local club folks, rode out in the AM: the first a bunch of road burners and the second group to see the town's sights.
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- Then the Seminars at mid-day with presentations by Charles Andrews & Matti Gorski about restoring (or not) vintage bikes, Peter Weigle talked about his background leading to frame building, then John Barron shared his exotic & rare bike component collection. The closer was master builder Dave Moulton and his views of bicycle design and his experiences.

Dale's pics of a few bikes on display before seminars started: Here Dale's pics of seminars themselves
Here
Ray Dobbins pics:
Here

- Sat. night the gang gathered at a catered Banquet dinner and Ted Ernst was presented the coveted CR Mike Richardson Memorial Vintage Bicycle Award and he then gave us an excellent slide talk about his personal history in cycling...


           Sunday:
- The
Tour de Guilford started the day, which could be a ride as long as the 62 mile romp into 4 different scenic North Carolina counties!  Photos by A.Eubanks & Dale: Here

Show & Swap
got under way at 11 AM and wow! Many pics....
Dale's pics Here Aldo's Ross's Here Bob Frietas' Here
John Maddog Waner's Here Ray Dobbins group shot Here Russ Fitzgerald's blog  Here Ray Dobbins'   Here