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Trip to San Francisco: R.E.Load Messenger Bags

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While I was in San Francisco, Ellie of R.E.Load bags was nice enough to let me stop by and let me check out her workspace. She is the west coast half of R.E.Load (the other being in Philly) and uses her studio to design and create. It was a really cool space in a huge building filled with other artists. Walking around her space you could see tons of history from her days as a messenger and being in the bike business all these years. Continue reading “Trip to San Francisco: R.E.Load Messenger Bags” »

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Gran Fondo 2010

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The Gran Fondo is a long ride (not a race) with options of 100, 53. or 32 miles. There were two things that surprised me this year: 1. It was pouring rain in San Diego and 2. People still rode! Most San Diegans are not accustomed to riding in the rain so it was really cool to see people still getting out there. All in all it was a great event and will probably be remembered for the weather in years to come. Continue reading “Gran Fondo 2010” »

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San Diego Custom Bicycle Show 2010

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A Colnago and The Scorned Woman

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This is a story of a beautiful Italian bike and the scorned woman. Continue reading “A Colnago and The Scorned Woman” »

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Velo Cult & Citizen Video Film Screening: The Bicycle Thief

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Ride to Suzie’s CSA Farm

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Last Saturday Velo Cult, BikeSD.org and SDBikeCommuter.com hosted a really fun bike ride. We rode though downtown and took the Ferry to Coronado Island. There were about 30 bikes on the little ferry so it was packed in there. From there we rode all the way down the strand and ended up at Suzie’s farm just this side of the San Diego/Tijuana border fence.  In fact the farm is in between the border fence and the border patrol station. The ride was fantastic as we had beautiful San Diego weather and a nice long uninterrupted bike path along the ocean.  There were 4 kids on the ride too I might add, something you don’t see nearly enough in SD. Three of the kids were on the back of Xtracycles and one on the back of a Bike Friday tandem. Continue reading “Ride to Suzie’s CSA Farm” »

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Gold Plated Campagnolo Parts

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While digging through a friends parts drawer I found these gold plated (not anodized) Campagnolo parts. Often times you see things like cranks, brake calipers and seat posts in different colors so it is cool to see less common things like quick release skewers and frame pump heads get some attention. I believe these were made sometime in the 80’s on the east coast. Continue reading “Gold Plated Campagnolo Parts” »

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Anza Borrego – The Story of a Bike Tour Gone Bad Albeit with a Good Ending

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Recently some friends and I got the itch to do some off road touring.  We set our sights on Anza Borrego state park about a 2 hour drive east of San Diego. We anticipated a very difficult two day one night tour in the beautiful state park on the 4×4 flash flood trails. We knew it would be very sandy so we picked a day that was 3 days after a large storm hoping it would make the trail a bit easier.  Perhaps 3 days was too long… Continue reading “Anza Borrego – The Story of a Bike Tour Gone Bad Albeit with a Good Ending” »

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A Ride By the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla

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A beautiful day warrants a ride by the beach in La Jolla. The location of these photos are taken at Glider port near the famous Salk Institute. The views are fantastic and on a clear day you can see Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles and if you’re lucky you can catch glimpses of dolphins. Near the bottom of this vantage point is a rather fascinating building. The privately owned building was designed and built by Dale Naegle for Sam Bell (of Bell Potato Chips) in 1965. The funicular you see behind the building running up the cliff takes you up to a private residence that was again owned by Sam Bell. A great day for a ride. Continue reading “A Ride By the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla” »

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Meeting with Council Member Todd Gloria at Velo Cult

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Over the weekend we allowed our space to be used for a meeting with San Diego Council member Todd Gloria. It was an open forum for people to voice concerns about their city and discuss various issues. We actually designed our shop to hold events of all kinds so it was nice to see it being used again. Continue reading “Meeting with Council Member Todd Gloria at Velo Cult” »

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