Tuesday’s mail bag: The attack of the tech weenies; Johnson in Europe; Horner?

The agony of technologyEditors;There is no other sport that I know of (including alpine skiing, whichis crowded with "tech weenies") in which athletes/participants would writesentences like those offered by Keith, Metallurgist or Ben, (apparent)physicist (see "TechnicalQ&A, 12/16/03"), for publication in a magazine of general circulation.My head hurts - I think I'll go for a ride.Kevin KinnearBoulder, ColoradoSure, go ride, but will you know precisely how much drag your out-datedsteel bearings will be generating? - EditorGood luck TJ!VeloNews;Congratulations to Tim Johnson, I am so happy to

The agony of technology
Editors;
There is no other sport that I know of (including alpine skiing, whichis crowded with “tech weenies”) in which athletes/participants would writesentences like those offered by Keith, Metallurgist or Ben, (apparent)physicist (see “TechnicalQ&A, 12/16/03“), for publication in a magazine of general circulation.My head hurts – I think I’ll go for a ride.
Kevin Kinnear
Boulder, ColoradoSure, go ride, but will you know precisely how much drag your out-datedsteel bearings will be generating? – EditorGood luck TJ!
VeloNews;
Congratulations to Tim Johnson, I am so happy to see another Americancyclist get a shot at the European peloton (see “Johnsonto sign with Saunier Duval“). Now, if we could just get a three-weektour in the United States.
Edward Winkler
North Carolina  What about Horner?
Editors;
I’m not sure if you respond to e-mail questions, but I was wonderingif Chris Horner was still without a contract for next season. Last I readon the website, he hadn’t signed with anyone.
Thanks,
Tim Thomas
Collegeville, PAHere’s an opportunity, Chris
Editor;
I read with some concern that Chris Horner is without team next year.Chris has no worries. All he needs to do is contact the KissenaCycling Club. We have room for him on our roster. For a guyof his skill, we’ll even go beyond the usual in terms of what we provideour I-II team.There is one catch, though. He has do do some coaching. Not much, afew rides, some talks, just giving a little back. Since Horner loves tojaw, this could be the perfect fit for him.Besides, the Northeast season is one of the longest and deepest. Westart the first weekend of March and have several races every weekend untilOctober. All he needs to do is drive his camper here and we’ll give hima parking spot.
J.P. Partland
Development Director,
Kissena Cycling Club
Brooklyn, New YorkThank you Wrench Scientists
Dear VeloNews;
I am so happy to see that Wrench Science is not using half-naked womento lure people to their website. What a pleasant change.
Sincerely,
Goldi Skeel
(A female cyclist)


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