Re: [CR] Stoke's Spokes, Huntington Beach CA


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Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 20:14:12 -0800
From: Guy Taylor <guy.taylor@sbcglobal.net>
To: "brianbaylis@juno.com" <brianbaylis@juno.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090221.095514.2174.0@webmail24.vgs.untd.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Stoke's Spokes, Huntington Beach CA


Brian, thank you very much for this information. I remember George and Suzy as a vital young people who had just had a baby. It's shocking to think that 30 some years have passed. I was in high school when I worked at  Stoke's Spokes and I just turned 50 last month. How time flies...

Guy Taylor
Anaheim, CA  USA


--- On Sat, 2/21/09, brianbaylis@juno.com wrote:


From: brianbaylis@juno.com <brianbaylis@juno.com> Subject: Re: [CR] Stoke's Spokes, Huntington Beach CA To: guy.taylor@sbcglobal.net Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 9:55 AM

Guy,

I knew George and Suzy. My former partner at Wizard Cycles, Mike Howard was really good friends with them. Mike mentioned to me in a recent conversatio n that both George and Suzy have passed away. I didn't know them well enough to know much of their personal life or offspring. Sorry to have to pass on the bad news.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA
USA


-- Guy Taylor wrote:


Iʼm trying to connect with the roots of my bicycle interest and I wonder if the list may be able to help.

About 1975 I worked at a small Huntington Beach, CA bike shop named Stokeʼs Spokes. The owner of the store was George Stok es. I heard that after closing the store George became a team mechanic for a Bell helmet racing team. Has anyone heard of him or the shop?

Also, George and his wife Suzy had a son named Todd who I heard became a talented junior racer. Iʼve looked up the name and found a Todd Stokes who seems to be a bicycle racing writer in Ireland. Does anyone know if there is a connection?

Thank you,

Guy Taylor

Anaheim, CA  USA