Re: [CR]Craigslist outing, CA - Masi team bike?


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From: "brianbaylis@juno.com" <brianbaylis@juno.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:51:33 GMT
To: jthur01@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Craigslist outing, CA - Masi team bike?
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Jim,

I remember a few of those Auto Fast Freight/ Carlsbad Bicycle Club meeti ngs in the front office at the Masi Factory on Avenida Encinas in Carlsb ad. I don't remember anything exciting happening; but I do remember the meetings.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA


-- Jim Thurman wrote:


Jim Allen wrote:
> Back when Masi had the factory in Carlsbad, a lot of
> the guys road for the club based on the coast, I
> don't recall the name right now, but there was no
> "official" sponsorship.

I rode for Carlsbad Bicycle Club from '75 through '78. The club was unsponsored in '75 and '76, Auto Fast Freight came on board in '77 or '78. Yes, it was located on the same road as the Masi factory.

We had our club meetings in the front room at the Carlsbad Masi factory and occasionally we went into the back. I've got some good stories from that time.

Jim, I remember you and Craig Webber from the Escondido club. Since you were the only active racers in the Escondido club, you guys were invited to our annual beach party.

Jim Thurman
Lancaster, California