Re: [messengers] open forum 2012

Date: 11 Aug 2012 01:27:23 +0200
From: Joaquin Sanchez <joschz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



> From: Joaquin Sanchez <joschz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: August 10, 2012 16:54:12 CDT
> To: Jérôme Thiriet <jeromethiriet@xxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [messengers] open forum 2012
> 
> ha!
> hey i made it to warsaw! (hardly)
> im still stuck at the border waiting for my fucking visa. man, this sucks big time. 
> anyway, see you in your homeland next summer (i'll be there!) 
> and you know, next year, if you need an excuse to travel, come to mexico!
> 
> 
> 
> joaquin
> http://bicimensajeros.org
> 
> On Aug 10, 2012, at 16:14, Jérôme Thiriet <jeromethiriet@xxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> congrats joaquin.
>> i really
>> hope
>> you can at least make it
>> to your own championships ;)
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On 10.08.2012, at 18:39, Joaquin Sanchez <joschz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>>> wow! thanks Bega for that.
>>> And thank you fellow messengers for supporting our bid. We are already working hard and 100% commited to make Mexico's the best ever CMWC. 
>>> See you guys in Lausanne (and Paris!) next summer. 
>>> 
>>> http://mexicocmwc.com
>>> 
>>> joaquin
>>> http://bicimensajeros.org
>>> 
>>> On Aug 10, 2012, at 10:41, Shawn bega Blumenfeld <shawnbega@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> at the bequest of the council, auggie moderated the 1st open forum.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> an announcement of the bmef raffle was made.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> a presentation was made by lausanne for cmwc 2013. a motion was made
>>>> to accept their final bid by consensus. a consensus was taken, and
>>>> lausanne was approved for 2013.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> proposals for cmwc 2014 were made by mexico city, new york city, and melbourne.
>>>> 
>>>> mexico city bid:
>>>> joaquin, head bidder, was absent from cmwc due to issues crossing the
>>>> border. the bid was presented by safa and lane from australia, along
>>>> with nadir and bega. highlights included that the mexico city was
>>>> indeed a messenger bid, with joaquin of bicimensajeros as the leader
>>>> of a growing messenger community. joaquin has been to several cmc's
>>>> and had bid a couple of times for the continentals, and was ready to
>>>> host the worlds. a forested park area on the edge of town was noted as
>>>> a place where a closed course could be easily attained. downtown was
>>>> also a possibility. the expansion of our community to latin america
>>>> was emphasized. the necessity of the bicycle in latin america was also
>>>> emphasized. the cheapness of mexico (once you get there) was noted.
>>>> 100 cases of tequila were promised.
>>>> 
>>>> new york city:
>>>> a large contingent of new york city messengers stood forth. leaders