Would like to encourage as many vintage buffs as possible to attend the Vintage rides put on by Sterling Peters here in San Diego each month. Each ride seems to be better than the last and there are always several neat bikes to see and lots of pleasent conversation and trading etc. that goes on. We are solidifying into a stable and friendley group and would like to see the North County faction remain a part of it all.
Set your sights also on the West Coast event that Chuck Schmidt is organizing, it is certain to attract a large number of exceptional bikes that will never make it to the East Coast for the Cirque on account of shipping concerns, etc.
Glad to be part of this group and looking forward to many good times that are sure to be in our future. I feel for the first time the vintage bike communitity is comming together in a very personal way that can only benifit us all and be the source of pleasure and education for everyone.
Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
The Next San Diego Vintage ride is Sunday, July 29th. We will meet
in front of the Automotive Museum in Balboa Park (Park Blvd.& Presidential
Way),unless the are some special events going on . In that case,we will meet
across Park Blvd (east side of Park Blvd.)at Presidential Way in front of
the Old Navy Veterans Hospital. We will meet at 9:30 A.M. for good
conversation, show and tell and pictures then depart
at 10:00A.M. If you get lost or are running late my Cell Phone number is
619-239-3157 This months theme is "Long Live The Queen" ( British Bikes )
so dust off your old Raleigh Pro- International, Mercian Vincintori, Jack
Taylor Super Tourist, Hetchins Magnum Opus, Bates Cantaflex, Woodrup,
Carlton, Claud Butler, Vicount, Holdsworth Pro, Bob Jackson, Ron Cooper,
Rudge, Hurlow, Hatty Quinn, Thanet, Sun,etc... I have talked to many people
about the ride and a lot of these bikes will be showing up. This is an easy
25 mile ride that passes through all of the best sights in San Diego. Balboa
Park, Mission Hills, Presidio Park, Old Town, San Diego River, Ocean Beach,
Point Loma Light House, San Diego Bay, Star of India sailing ship, stop for
"lunch at Anthony's fishette" then on to the Downtown Gas Lamp Quarter and
back to Balboa Park. This ride is always a lot of fun and I encourage
everyone in Southern California to attend, and I'm looking forward to seeing
all of you there again. Sincerely,