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    Santa Cruz- Cool shops?

    I am heading down there in a bit. Any cool shops or spots I should check out? I been to one shop, but not to fixed oriented.(spokesmen, maybe?)

    I'll be on a maroon bike with drops, black grips. My lady's on a celeste bianchi. feel free to buy us a beer. Thanks
    he's getting rather old but he's a good mouse

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    I don't live there anymore, but the guys on mission next to the vintage clothing store are awesome for mtb stuff, but not so much for fixed.

    Dave's recycled bikes at the end of pacific is a cool shop too, but again, not so sure about fixed

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    check out the bike church:
    http://www.bapd.org/gbicch-1.html

    the ucsc campus is beautiful, and has great fire trails through the redwoods (not so good for skinny tires), but ucsc's a hell of a climb from the city. alternatively you can throw your bike on the front of a bus. definitely ride up west cliff drive (easy and flat), and i recommend the disc golf course at delaveaga (also involves some climbing)
    http://www.delaveagadiscgolf.com/

    i went to college there, and miss it like hell. enjoy!

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    i went to college there, and miss it like hell. enjoy!
    me too, when did you graduate? I was 2003.

    and +1 on delaviega. illest disc course i've ever played. no courses in nyc.

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    [Shameless Plug]COME RACE IN MY ALLEYCAT SUNDAY!!![/Shameless Plug]
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    I'm a UCSC grad too. Go banana slugs!
    I pedaled from the east side to campus every day, rain or shine.
    Go by any bike store and snag a local bike map. There is some extraordinary riding in that area.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    I'm a UCSC dropout!

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    things I miss about santa cruz:
    -resturante los pinos
    -the herb room
    -tree 9
    -living and partying in bonny doon
    -living and parting at the barn
    -the wednesday farmers market
    -the ability to wake up and decide to hitchhike to the ventana wilderness, and hike to sykes that afternoon
    -moon tribe
    -my garden
    -my avocado tree

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    Well, I didn't find any "cool" shops. I did run into a dude at Bike Trip I remembered from Missing Link. I left Oakland before I saw people's posts for cool spots. I got a tattoo at staircase, then we went to the rush inn, then 99 bottles(quiz night, yo)... Wish I could come down and ride Sunday, but gotta do homework or I will soon be SFSU dropout. I'll be back down there plenty though...my partner's band is based there, they play and practice there. Ah, summer will be nice.
    he's getting rather old but he's a good mouse

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    Nice, the ride up is short but intense, that's impressive that you rode every day. And on the way back you don't even need to pedal!

    and twe, you'll find your turnout for alleycats is much higher if you tell people when and where to meet


    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman
    I'm a UCSC grad too. Go banana slugs!
    I pedaled from the east side to campus every day, rain or shine.
    Go by any bike store and snag a local bike map. There is some extraordinary riding in that area.

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    Oh, pssh. Yeah, this Sunday, 11 in the am, at the Hub for Sustainable Transportation. Also known as the Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave at Spruce. 12 bucks goes straight to advocacy in Santa Cruz County, gets you a spokecard, raffle ticket, and some other cool free ****. 2 rides - 1 short (7 miles) and 1 long (35ish), the long ride was 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, maybe a DFL.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    right on for putting that on, sounds like a lot of fun and a good cause. i'm on the wrong coast, or i'd have been there. cheers, enjoy paradise.

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    It was a great time. Everyone had fun, and we had a great after-party with three awesome local bands. Woo hoo!
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    the bike coop on campus rocks

    http://bikecoop.ucsc.edu/

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    Yeah, we had a checkpoint up there. A nice game show went on.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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