Re: [messengers] Fwd: WBAB

Date: 9 Jun 2010 14:57:09 +0200
From: sinya <sinya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


They are going to answer you soon...

2010/6/9 Michael Dodd <mikeydodds@xxxxxxxxx>

> The Cycle Messenger World Championships is and always will be the Cycle
> Messenger World Championships.
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> Perhaps you could create a "pro alleycat tour" where we have championship
> standings and an overall season Winner but there aint no pulling out of the
> CMWC.
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> Replying to *"instead, for the Warsaw World's next year,"*
> The open forum was held in Tokyo, Warsaw made a bid to host CMWC2011 and
> our community voted in favour of Warsaw2011.
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> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 7:29 PM, sinya <sinya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> YOUR OPINION IS...?
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>> TO: IFBMA MEMBERS
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>> Those who attended ECMC 2010 Budapest might have heard the organizers
>> mutter something about how never again will they organize a big scale
>> messenger event in their city.
>> Well...
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>> Instead, for the Warsaw World's next year, I proposed to them the idea
>> of the WBAB (World's Biggest Alleycat, Bitchezzz!)... The biggest
>> pre-event ever.
>> Fortunately, or unfortunately , they happen to like the idea, and
>> seeing how well they organized ECMC2010, not to mention CMWC2001, I
>> have all the faith that, if we put our minds to it, it can happen.
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>> To that end, we present the idea to you, the IFBMA community, so that
>> you can offer your ideas and insight.
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>> The original idea was to incorporate a multi.city alleycat, comprising
>> of Montreal, Bordeaux and Budapest, ending in Warsaw in time for the
>> world event.
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>> Since then, we have made an interim itinerary hoping to include New
>> York and/or DC, Ottawa and/or Toronto, Paris, Bordeaux, Geneva, Basel,
>> Z├╝rich, Salzburg and/or Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and/or Prague,
>> maybe Berlin, and of course Warsaw.
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>> The end result would be... the World's Biggest Alleycat. There would
>> be an alleycat event in each city with prizes, perhaps, for fastest
>> local, fastest out of towner, but most importantly, fastest WBABer,
>> that core group of riders that started the event in Montreal.
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>> The bigger this idea gets, the more we have need of sponsors, which is
>> our first big hurdle... (hopefully MTV, or Eurosport 2, or Discovery
>> can document (i.e. pay) the whole thing). (My first idea was that the
>> prize in each city would be a working jersey from one of that town's
>> companies.) Other concerns would be, emergency medical assistance, and
>> the legality of the courses (especially for the concern of sponsors),
>> ... And most importantly, logistics... Travel concerns and time
>> duration. All of these (and more) will have to be worked out. But, it
>> is an exciting prospect, so I, and the Budapest/Montreal courier
>> communities present this idea to you.
>> Bottom line... Whaddayathink?
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>> Presented by: Kole Kerr, Sinya and 9.81
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