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T.J. Tapia

Francisco Figueroa

Jose Carlos

John Aunedi

Years experience repairing bicycles? 19 years 15 years 14 years 10 years amateur, 3 years professional
Cycling experience? Mountain bikes 10 years on and off Beginner!! Painful, mostly (road, dirt, track)
Hobbies? Video games, street hockey Going camping, fishing, reading Silk screening my own t-shirts for my clothing company, breakdancing, working on my 1984 custom El Camino Bikes (ouh!), beer & books
Years working for The Bike Palace? 19 years 11 years 14 years 3 years
Favorite music/movies? Any 80’s music, Valley Girl, The Breakfast Club, American Pop K-Earth, The Secret, Supersize Me A little bit of everything (and every Adam Sandler movie). Live music, Bouncehausen, Funderstorm
Favorite The Bike Palace story? Our summer BBQ was a lot of fun. When Steve Hartt would come in and tell us jokes. When I went to Reno, NV for one week for some Specialized classes. Best week ever. The time an owner tied their dog to our bike rack in front of the store. The dog started running in the street dragging the rack behind it!
Favorite bike? Anything with shocks and disc brakes Cannondale, Specialized, Trek, Vintage 80’s Colnago GT doesn’t make it any more, but it was the “Show” (flatland bike) My 16″ track bike “Princess”
Favorite ride? Del Cerro Park to Ladera Linda School Steve Hartt San Diego ride, Lunch Rush, Tuesday rides Was at North Star taking the chair up a number of times. Tomorrow’s ride
Anything else? No!

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