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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2009 edited
     
    i'll start it off.

    photos by Beard




    • CommentAuthorH_MED
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    Photobucket

    I love this city
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
     
    that picture is awesome.
    • CommentAuthorTom@VC
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
     
    Cooper commutes via bicycle as much as possible also
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009 edited
     
    Results from me vs. porta potty. <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gDhRJS_yRcEOcwr2onAthQ?authkey=yJ1FcAgDtio&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SXUG7v30PoI/AAAAAAAAB7c/FOpf_5r4I6E/s400/smashed%20hands.JPG" /></a>
    • CommentAuthorH_MED
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
     
    [quote][cite] danarel:[/cite]that picture is awesome.[/quote]

    Thanks, It was taken from my friends balcony
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2009
     
    [quote][cite] H_MED:[/cite][quote][cite] danarel:[/cite]that picture is awesome.[/quote]

    Thanks, It was taken from my friends balcony[/quote]

    i wanna live there.
    • CommentAuthoruno-speedo
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2009
     
    [quote][cite] danarel:[/cite][quote]

    i wanna live there.[/quote]

    Me too.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2009 edited
     
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7sY1EaAw9NSZ09ganCy7ew?authkey=yJ1FcAgDtio&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SXk7F179mfI/AAAAAAAAB-E/9L1ubdmoPsM/s400/new%20stincel.JPG" /></a> Stencil for some shirts I've been making.
    • CommentAuthorTom@VC
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2009
     

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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2009
     
    our dogs need to hang out
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2009
     
    We are going to be in COG magazine's #6 issue that comes out soon. local photographer Matt Lingo did the photos. here's one of them that i thought was pretty cool.

    • CommentAuthorEndorphin
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2009
     
    I like the ghost hanging out on the sidewalk. I can't think of another shop that looks as good as VC at night.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2009
     
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ey-sXXjbyRDeFeFIF0SQjA?authkey=yJ1FcAgDtio&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SY8qI5O5OzI/AAAAAAAACA0/KaWOuTm7qiY/s400/stop.JPG" /></a>
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2009 edited
     
    ..
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2009
     
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kcxEuWNWTPAjo-mU8scvXw?authkey=yJ1FcAgDtio&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SZUCvGgPBqI/AAAAAAAACEQ/xTOWssoxDkg/s400/d%20ouch.JPG" /></a>
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
     
    Isn't that uncomfortable?


    What's the back story?
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
     
    <blockquote><cite> Velo Cult:</cite>Isn't that uncomfortable?


    What's the back story?</blockquote>

    Yesterday after leaving VC. I was just riding along, and the post snapped. suddenly, trying to reach for the bars, my @$$ causing the back tire to skid, flailing, then crunch.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
     
    are you OK?

    another JRA :face-smile: bike shop acronym for the customers that come in with the " i was Just Riding Along.....".
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
     
    <blockquote><cite> Velo Cult:</cite>are you OK?

    another JRA :face-smile: bike shop acronym for the customers that come in with the " i was Just Riding Along.....".</blockquote>

    Sore, I'm banged up on the upper inner thigh, ripped yet another pair of shorts, new sleeves, tweeked shoulder, back a little. Other than that, not a scratch!!!!

    I'm walking bow legged today..:face-angel:
    • CommentAuthoruno-speedo
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
     
    Velo Cult:We are going to be in COG magazine's #6 issue that comes out soon. local photographer Matt Lingo did the photos. here's one of them that i thought was pretty cool.



    Thats a rad photo Sky! Look forwarding to reading the article.
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2009 edited
     
    Added some new kicks to my old Raleigh 3-speed today - Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 650As. This one will be on some downTownie rides.
    Raleigh
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
     
    Just riding along: <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JEnij3vTqDRmdJHpnmuxQw?authkey=yJ1FcAgDtio&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SZUBUP48USI/AAAAAAAACDw/TGErbyeSIgQ/s400/dwn%20town.JPG" /></a> Feels, sometimes, when you're riding, that you OWN the city.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2009
     
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Tuhj8aU_f0B7TG8hMlaO_g?authkey=yJ1FcAgDtio&feat=directlink">Click only if you're not squeemish.. </a> From the broken seat post
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2009
     
    Damn William, thats a lot of colors!
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     
    ^^ That was about 3 degrees of @#$# up. Not as bad as a broken bone, but pretty odd. Now it looks like I've got some huge ring worm/rash thing going on. Good thing my bikini thong days are over.. :face-devil-grin: Friday night, cruising a long Broadway. <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/nDF1VO_COgoSuuorXSNOBA?authkey=yJ1FcAgDtio&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SaGBv6cClXI/AAAAAAAACI8/zaSwrNuurG0/s400/broadway.JPG" /></a> Love, LOVE riding in the city. Makes me feel, very alive.
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    Took a nice ride Sunday with my wife and daughter to Poma's, using mostly the dedicated lane on Friars and the Old Sea World Drive bikepath/OB bike path. Lots of fun. We took the 3 speeds - my wife's Raleigh needed a little cleaning up, but came out great. Thom knows more than I do about old bikes, but I would just suggest to people to put some new tires on these old 650A/26x1 3/8 wheels - Col de la Vies are plush and the creme Delta Cruisers look cool and are quite tough like any Schwalbe would be. Get out there!

    Poma's Rie
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    nice. the delta cruisers make any classic bike look better. we need to find you the original pump for yours to really finish the look. old worn out waxed canvas bags would rad too.
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    Yea - if you ever see any old bags, let me know. I'm not to fond of the faux leather vinyl, but they were cheap and are doing the trick for now. I have the original pump - its broke. I forgot to add it for the photo!
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    haha, most those pumps are broken. they're just for show now.

    there was a company making nice ages waxed canvas bags apparently they had money troubles. they are still trying to make it happen though. they are called Frost River. i've been trying to carry their bags for over a year now with no luck. i think they need start of money or something like that.
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      CommentAuthortawnya
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    Once I knock out some panniers for myself, I'm hoping to make and sell them through VC. I want the look of Nigel Smythe, and with the addition of the dryer and some tennis shoes, they'll look old in no time!
    • CommentAuthorsurlygurl
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     
    Oooo, Nigel Smythes! Now those are pretty.
    • CommentAuthorTom@VC
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
     
    I love my shop so much I needed to shout it to the world.
    • CommentAuthorTom@VC
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
     
    I did all the sewing by hand.
    It was tough but worth it.
    • CommentAuthoruno-speedo
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
     
    Good job Tom. I didn't have you down as a knitter :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthordanarel
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2009
     
    Tom@VC:I did all the sewing by hand.
    It was tough but worth it.


    good job, but it wont get you a raise or a promotion.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2009
     
    Really, traffic doesn't bother me. But I love the mornings downtown where the city is waking up and there is almost no one around. It almost reminds a person of those cheasy 80's apocalypse movies where the city is bone empty.. ha ~ zombies on market street, well, just market street: <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vZiCY5xaf9OvxcT8pPonDA?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbCt2givOBI/AAAAAAAACK0/bERBa2uSX6g/s400/empty%20streets%20moded.jpg" /></a> And Broadway, this early in the AM and you're only fight for space is with a city bus. <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/35yW7vx7_0nFzdXjeTMTKQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbCt3eGRhsI/AAAAAAAACLE/skgv71Nv38U/s400/broadway.JPG" /></a> It's perplexing that people couldn't WANT to do this.
    • CommentAuthorEndorphin
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2009
     
    i only wish i could wake myself up that early. that would likely throw my body into shock.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2009
     
    Just my feelings on some stuff: <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/q54NS-1_n_U_puS8ZqNMCA?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbQitsvNc2I/AAAAAAAACNE/rR71h3qAxlk/s400/misc%20thyl%20pics%20003.JPG" /></a>
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2009
     
    From Saturday <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/C15NthnEkvhNsArlqJj97Q?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbQWO5WKm-I/AAAAAAAACMs/mnCEVBYpbEw/s400/mtb%20wide%20shot.jpg" /></a>
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      CommentAuthormissler
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2009
     
    oooh, fancy crankset william!
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2009
     
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/fuSlOpbZYT7lLNtmVGOlDQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbdJkElaEoI/AAAAAAAACOs/tyguaq8gV_M/s400/vc.JPG" /></a> <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MvGy0ee-bfgIX1-d-v1odQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbdItZ2QeJI/AAAAAAAACNk/v9eDBqfUDqY/s400/30th.JPG" /></a> <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/SDFixed/SanDiegoCyclist?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite#5311795156028070082"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbdJjSKxmMI/AAAAAAAACOU/eq9VZAZ2aRk/s400/nice%20day.JPG" /></a>
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2009 edited
     
    nice, Williams is always good and posting daily shots. they make me want to ride :(
    • CommentAuthorProtorio
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2009
     
    My brother was visiting town, left today. We had a great time, riding about 100 miles or so in the last four days. Here are some photos of our ride up the coast.
    Rollin Out

    Photobucket
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2009
     
    cool bikes. looks like you guys had a good time. it's cool he was able to go to the Down Townies ride too.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2009
     
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/g0QQUgcGvKEVm-1VGHxbxg?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/SbnURtn9_fI/AAAAAAAACPU/J-sFFK3R26o/s400/will%20call.JPG" /></a>
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      CommentAuthorseabass
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2009
     
    I saw this wooden bike linked from BoingBoing yesterday:

    Photobucket
    Photobucket

    Pretty to look at, but I'd hate to see that frame warp over time.
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      CommentAuthorAndy
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2009
     
    Took a trip up to LA this weekend, and found a couple of great spots in Elysian Park. Wish it had been a clearer day though.




    From Ides of March
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2009
     
    i just drove through LA. the hillsides were so green. it's only nice like that a couple weeks out of the year.
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      CommentAuthorWilliam
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2009
     
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9vp5W3q1S9vbpu6k85mNzQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsjsCArtHOyAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_q18A8KPvNBE/ScCSHutjsNI/AAAAAAAACR8/YwRQzHJP6A4/s400/looking%20back.JPG" /></a> 13 March, way home, looking back down Broadway.