Well, things seem to be going slowly but tickety-boo at the Embassy. The response has been wonderful.
From an idea that started out last week, we are now at this stage:
Website up and, now I’ve been told how to confirm peoples accounts (I thought I knew computers. I was wrong), all people that have applied as members are now active and should be now able to discuss things on the forum.
Website now has categorised links. Document ‘Library’ to be added shortly. This will be a combination of pdf documents and links so the most up to date versions can be accessed at any one time. Thanks to those that have submitted material).
I am in the process of contacting potential interested parties (overseas cycling organisations and bike manufacturers) and seeing if they are interested in what we are attempting and getting clear guidance on their design standards as they see it. If you have an opinion on who we should be approaching and how, please let me know.
It would like to organise a chance for all interested people to meet (probably in late December/January now and almost definately in London) so we can have a discussion face to face before we properly proceed with actions and deeds. I was thinking of Look Mum, No Hands! because I haven’t seen it yet and they sell beer and they like bicycles. Lo Fidelity London readers – please let me know if that’s a sound proposition.
Whatever happens, we have to put a stop to this:
Sometimes (and I don’t mind confessing this to you, dear reader), I wonder if it’s worth continuing and persuing our dreams. But for every moment of doubt, something happens that pulls me right back. Today’s example was a lunchtime spent with some utterly cheerful and very knowledgable Dutchmen that sell Dutch bicycles in Brighton. They let me test ride about 10 outside their shop as I’m a Dutch bike virgin and I haven’t smiled like that on a bicycle for a very, very long time. I’m torn between one of their beautiful second hand models or the new Batavus ‘Old Dutch’ Gents frame (which felt like riding a luxurious stretch limousene). I had such a good time I had to sprint back before I could take any photos. Definately next time.
Another thing I like to do if I get doubts is watch this clip from Dodgeball. Wonderful. Happy Friday and keep the faith dear readers.