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Zebra tape bike

Zebra bike in Elmwood

I spotted this bike with a swirly-zebra-y custom paint job (actually, upon closer inspection, it looks like zebra tape) on College Ave last week near the Elmwood Theater in Berkeley.  I think it’s an old Iron Horse Maverick, possibly the 1997 model according to Bikepedia.  I don’t get the seat cover, and that tiny cable lock was giving me some anxiety, but maybe they were just stopping into a store for a minute.  The rear brake doesn’t look functional, but maybe that’s just fine for a beater bike! Or follow along for updates:

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Kids Islabike at Mount Diablo

Photo: An Islabike at Mount Diablo (and the kids bike ride that wasn’t)

We went camping at the Live Oak campground on the lower parts of Mount Diablo.  It was a pretty campsite, with lovely light that filtered through the Live Oak trees.  It was right next to plenty of hiking trails and Rock City, and the hills were golden and dry, typical of a Northern Californian summer.   (There was a lot of less-lovely Poison Oak too, which thankfully we avoided).  We lugged the kids’ bikes so they could romp around the campsite.  But the kids were much happier scaling rocks and trees rather than riding their bikes.  I’m not sure if they rode their bikes at all.  We listened to them play while appreciating the beauty of our surroundings.     It turns out that 3 kids (that I know of) had some version of the Islabikes CNOC16.  It was a remarkable, […]

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