It was with regret that I received an email last night about the passing of Mr. Charles McTaggart (1936-2012). A long time cyclist of the streets and racing circuits of Southern California, Charlie McTaggart, originally from Scotland, passed away October 1 following a lengthy illness. Mr. McTaggart raced for many years with one of the grand old clubs of the region, the Pasadena Athletic Association. Charles McTaggart followed his passion well into his 70s, something I know many of us hope we will be able to do. Though our paths may have crossed at some point while I lived and raced in the area, or during the few years I too raced with PAA, I can't say that I was fortunate to know him; from what I have read Mr. McTaggart was loved and respected by many.
a pair of Scots, Charles McTaggart and Bill MacGregor (I had incorrectly identified MacGregor as Greg Ibeas if you saw this post at an earlier date) at the Rose Bowl via Pasadena Athletic Association Cycling History blog
I post this with much respect to Charles McTaggart, his family and his friends.
Rest In Peace.