Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-22-11, 12:53 PM   #1
christ0ph
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: currently NYC area, previously, Bay Area
Bikes: 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix
Posts: 500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Randy Shaw- old friend who was a bike mechanic/bikestore owner in northern CA in 80s.

I had an old friend in the 1980s who I lost touch with who I wonder a lot about. His name was Randy Shaw and I knew him in Arcata, CA. in the 1980s. He later started his own bike shop, I think in Sonoma. In the mid 80s I went through a difficult breakup and I lost track of him. Note: he's NOT the San Francisco Randy Shaw who is a housing advocate and blogger. Randy was such a bike geek that I am certain that he is still involved with bicycles somewhere. Randy was also almost attached to his bike at the hip.

For example, I lived on the second floor of an apartment building and Rndy would always bring his mountain bike (he was one of the first MTBers) up to my apartment with him, and when he left, he would inevitably get on his bike in my living room and then RIDE OUT THE DOOR AND DOWN THE FLIGHT OF STAIRS.. He and his girlfriend would always use their bikes and trailer for shopping at the Arcata Co-Op.

Arcata, CA is kind of a bike paradise.. (they are best known for their yearly Kinetic Sculpture Race..check it out) but he was probably the most bike oriented person I knew there.

Randy was a really great guy and he taught me a great deal about bikes.

I would really like to know where he is now and what he's doing.
christ0ph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-11, 08:38 PM   #2
punkncat
LBKA
 
punkncat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: OTP South
Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, GT Traffic 1.0
Posts: 2,704
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
As off a chance as it would be, I think your finding him on this site would be really amazing. Hope you find the guy.
punkncat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-11, 10:46 PM   #3
christ0ph
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: currently NYC area, previously, Bay Area
Bikes: 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix
Posts: 500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you,

This forum just seemed like a logical place to pose this question. I hadn't thought about it much but seeing the problems many bicyclists encounter, I hope that he's okay, and still riding.


Quote:
Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
As off a chance as it would be, I think your finding him on this site would be really amazing. Hope you find the guy.
christ0ph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-13, 05:21 PM   #4
Randy Shaw
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sonoma, CA
Bikes: Rag tag mess of steel and aluminum no crabon fiber
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by christ0ph View Post
I had an old friend in the 1980s who I lost touch with who I wonder a lot about.
Randy was a really great guy and he taught me a great deal about bikes.
Hah! Flattery like that will get a response, eventually. This post was recently forwarded to me. I'm alive and well in Sonoma. Send me a private message and we can reconnect.

-Randy
Randy Shaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-13, 12:29 AM   #5
Burton
Certified Bike Brat
 
Burton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Bikes:
Posts: 4,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Shaw View Post
Hah! Flattery like that will get a response, eventually. This post was recently forwarded to me. I'm alive and well in Sonoma. Send me a private message and we can reconnect.

-Randy
Burton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-13, 12:44 AM   #6
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,978
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Shaw View Post
Hah! Flattery like that will get a response, eventually. This post was recently forwarded to me. I'm alive and well in Sonoma. Send me a private message and we can reconnect.

-Randy

This is fantastic!! Kudos to who ever connected you here. I sent him a PM since you cannot until you have 50 posts. Hoping he will see it. Good luck!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-13, 09:34 AM   #7
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 11,286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
I love it when a plan comes together! I do see the original post is a couple of years old, tho.

Just a side note- here in the Dallas area, they have the "Tour Dallas" ride every year that attracts around 2,000 people. Meanwhile, there's maybe 10 or 20 local cyclists in these forums. So the odds of connecting with a specific cyclist are not that good- in this case, apparently someone else forwarded the note.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-13, 12:18 PM   #8
ka0use
Senior Member
 
ka0use's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Denver, Freak Hill, Colorado
Bikes: 2003 Bianchi Lynx MTB bought new. Her name is Judy.
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how.......outre. but cool!
ka0use is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:30 AM.