It has come to my attention that my post of last week, A Week Away from my Blog, is harsher in tone than I intended. It isn't that I misled readers or made statements that cannot be defended. I got caught up in my indignation, is what happened, and I hurt the feelings of good people.
I committed none of the above rudeness on purpose. I did not name names and I'm sure most of my readers had no idea at whom my anger was directed.
Nevertheless, the persons who were the targets knew they'd been targeted - and for that I am sorry.
Please do not read into this apology a new willingness on my part to forgive the misappropriation of cycling's old days by folks with products to sell.
If I'd learned all I knew about Mercedes-Benz history in M-B brochures and M-B authorized histories and in magazines featuring lavish M-B ads, I would not consider myself an expert on those lovely automobiles.
I'm sincerely sorry for my untempered anger in that post. Please talk another look at it. I've rewritten it after due reflection.