Damn, damn, damn. . . . again. . . . After letting out the stream of George Carlin's proverbial seven words released after remembering that Dave and I had an unfinished conversation or two. I met Dave at one of the Rose Bowl rides and we rode and talked quite a bit. He liked to talk about racing in So.Cal. in the 50s and his ventures to Europe. I still have lots of questions about both places left in in my head. Alas, I'll never have a chance to ask these questions. I'd like to think that if Dave had been able to choose his means of shaking off this mortal coil he got his wish. I hang my head and hoist my beer for Dave. Brandon Ives Santa Barbara, Calif.
On Thursday, July 17, 2003, at 05:53 PM, Brian Baylis wrote:
> Only moments ago I recieved a phone call from one of our listmembers
> 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
> 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
> 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
> I'm sure. Truely a more friendly and sincere man never lived.