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    Repack Monument... get you some !

    I had to take the day off of work today to do a double shift on Thursday..
    so whats a guy to do??.. Go Fishing ! ...Suprise !!.

    Got on lake Bon Tempe about 7am. Stayed till noon... No fish.

    Was a nice day sitting on the lake anyway.



    On the way down the hill into Fairfax in the corner of my eye, I spied a guy rolling around on the sidewalk, with a bucket.

    Wait, what's that?? Oh, There it is !!... dang near missed it.



    Sweet, I knew it was in Fairfax, Just didn't know exactly where.





    It was getting some more work done to it.

    Looks great Already !









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    Cool! Never knew there was a monument for Repack...thanks for sharing

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    That monument is fantastic!

    Good read! Thanks for posting
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    Nice monument. Too bad there is hardly any decent legal mountain biking in the supposed birthplace of the sport. It's really, really sad. Unless you like boring fire roads. If that's your cup of tea, then Marin County is great. But if you like single track or riding that takes a little bit of skill, not much there at all except one small loop owned by the Boyscouts that cost $5 to ride. It's a travesty.

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    Thorn, dude, what a buzz-kill!?
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    That's pretty bad ass ... I wonder how they keep the taggers trained so they only hit the dumpsters? Around here some jackass would tag that tile work within the week after it was finished.
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    The image of the rider was taken from an old photograph of me, flipped around. The artists are longtime friends.

    How many people get to see their name and image on a public monument during their lifetimes, let alone get to show them to their mom?
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    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    Repack Monument... get you some !

    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    That's pretty bad ass ... I wonder how they keep the taggers trained so they only hit the dumpsters? Around here some jackass would tag that tile work within the week after it was finished.
    They do it by being in Marin County, the most gentrified county in the SF Bay Area.

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    Repack Monument... get you some !

    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    Nice monument. Too bad there is hardly any decent legal mountain biking in the supposed birthplace of the sport. It's really, really sad. Unless you like boring fire roads. If that's your cup of tea, then Marin County is great. But if you like single track or riding that takes a little bit of skill, not much there at all except one small loop owned by the Boyscouts that cost $5 to ride. It's a travesty.
    As I've watched this mosaic slowly get built, I've often thought the same thing. That said, if you look deeper, there's a bit more than you might think by looking at a map.

    I love the photo of Repack Rider in old school 501s; something about it just seems more mucho and authentic than those hideous roadie outfits everyone loves to rock now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Thorn, dude, what a buzz-kill!?
    Imagine how I felt when I moved to the Bay Area after living in Denver! It was really shocking how few decent trails there are in Marin. I almost gave up mountain biking altogether until a friend introduced me to Skeggs (not in Marin, for y'all non-Californicators). But even when you add in Skeggs, Soquel, and Annadel, (none of which are in Marin) you still have a tiny fraction of the number of trails you can get along the Front Range from Lyons to Golden. They built a jump park in Boulder; Marin County gets a monument. So sorry if I killed your buzz, Mike, but Marin County makes me very, very depressed when it comes to mountain biking.

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    Repack Monument... get you some !

    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    Imagine how I felt when I moved to the Bay Area after living in Denver! It was really shocking how few decent trails there are in Marin. I almost gave up mountain biking altogether until a friend introduced me to Skeggs (not in Marin, for y'all non-Californicators). But even when you add in Skeggs, Soquel, and Annadel, (none of which are in Marin) you still have a tiny fraction of the number of trails you can get along the Front Range from Lyons to Golden. They built a jump park in Boulder; Marin County gets a monument. So sorry if I killed your buzz, Mike, but Marin County makes me very, very depressed when it comes to mountain biking.
    Backpacking is much worse here too, although the weather and surfing is a little better.

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    [QUOTE=Repack Rider;10120879]The image of the rider was taken from an old photograph of me, flipped around. The artists are longtime friends.

    Great shot!
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    awesome artwork! what a great idea. ride on in jeans then and now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    when I moved to the Bay Area after living in Denver! .
    Welcome to California !.... now, go home.





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    So Awesome!

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    This was covered up during the OP's visit. It may still be. I don't see the image.

    Love the new format.
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    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    This was covered up during the OP's visit. It may still be. I don't see the image.
    You can call me Joe, lol...

    Yeah Charlie, it was under one of the " Don'T Touch" signs... and seeing he was right there, well... that was the best I could do.
    Hope you dont mind me linking to your post and website, I knew I wasn't representing it in it's full glory, and i knew you had much better shots of it.
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    Repack Monument... get you some !

    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    . They built a jump park in Boulder; Marin County gets a monument.
    There's a jump park in Marin now.

    http://www.staffordlakebikepark.com/Home.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprunghunt View Post
    There's a jump park in Marin now.

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    Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    Imagine how I felt when I moved to the Bay Area after living in Denver! It was really shocking how few decent trails there are in Marin. I almost gave up mountain biking altogether until ... They built a jump park in Boulder; Marin County gets a monument. So sorry if I killed your buzz, Mike, but Marin County makes me very, very depressed when it comes to mountain biking.
    I showed this thread to the artists. One of them picked up on this rant and said (I'm paraphrasing here), "Go back to Colorado and build your own @#$%^& monument."
    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    Make sure to check out "From Repack to Rwanda" for some great history on mountain biking.

    Some sites with some coverage on it:

    From Repack to Rwanda - Mountain bike history on display | Dirt Rag Magazine

    S O M A f e e d: "From Repack to Rwanda" -- Mountain Bike History Exhibit at the San Francisco Airport

    Black Mountain Cycles: From Repack to Rwanda...

    Some great pictures from it in this thread that was buried in the Retro, Vintage forum.

    A couple of museum exhibits
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    Hit Tahoe, El Dorado County, Downieville. Worth the drive and its probably a little more on the less regulated side. The Bay Area trails are kept up so everyone can enjoy them, not just the MTB heads that are looking for the perfect trail. Check out, the backside of China Camp and Pacifica as well. These trails may change your tune. California riding has it all! Explore, appreciate, repeat!

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    Classic indeed! Rode Re-Pack on St. Paddy's Day and capped it off by going to the Haus next to the monument for some celebratory brews!

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    Like the monument and enjoyed looking through Repack's website.
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