Only moments ago I recieved a phone call from one of our listmembers and friend of mine with the tragic information that earlier today, esteemed listmember Dave Staub was found on the side of the road by a passing motorist. Apparently Dave passed away while out riding his bicycle earlier today. For those who know Dave from the list or have met him in person; you know what an incredable enthusiest and rider Dave was. Like our recently departed and equally beloved Chris Beyer, Dave Staub was one of those always happy and ever positive individuals; no matter what was going on. His contribution to the world of bicycling, which extended for his entire life, was tremendous. He was by far one of my favorite local listmembers to ride and hang around with. We had a special bond which only short riders have with one another. We recently rode a few laps on the Disney/Mountford Schwinn 1964 Olympic track tandem on one of gatherings here in San Diego. I will miss him deeply. He was just here this past Monday to pick up his freshly restored 1964 Masi Special, which he bought new. I hjad just given the bike a new life. I dearly wish I could have somewhow given him more life; he is one of the most deserving persons I have ever met. We were going to ride together this comming Sunday. You cannot imagine my sadness right now, as I realize I will never be able to ride with him again.
God Bless you, Dave. Rest in Peace.
Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA This is the most painful submission I will ever have to make to the list I'm sure. Truely a more friendly and sincere man never lived.