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    Brad's last ride

    Well, not really, but I won't be in uniform anymore
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    ive always wondered why cops need an FS bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    ive always wondered why cops need an FS bike?
    Because they're cool..
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    Good work. Thanks for the public service.

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    I've got family in Santa Cruz... So thanks for making the world a safer place and as Umarth said, thanks for the years of service.

    Have fun riding for yourself now!
    One is enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    Well, not really, but I won't be in uniform anymore
    riding around carrying a gun in fair weather...i call that retirement to begin with. hehe

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    congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by weather
    riding around carrying a gun in fair weather...i call that retirement to begin with. hehe
    Yeah, it was only on the weekends after I promoted, but it was some of the most fun I ever had; as the saying goes, "It's good work when you can find it".
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    I've got a lot of respect for cops. I know a few here in Hamilton, Ontario. A First Class Constable earns $83,000 here in the Hammer for a job with moderate risk. I don't know but I think American police make less, with much greater risk, in my honest opinion. Maybe I watch too much tv, but a cop in Cali seems a bit like being a chopper pilot in the Viet Nam war, crazy.

    Anyhow, congrats man, great work.

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    Congratulations, Brad! Now you've got nothing but time to ride, ride, ride... as well as travel, travel, travel. See you at the 2010 Cascade Cream Puff 100 mile race in July? C'mon, my friend... I've decided to earn myself one more finisher's cap... we can do it together... like old times.

    In any case & whatever you do, have yourself plenty of fun. You've earned it.

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    Congrats on retirement!

    I have to ask - will you shave your mustache now? It is part of the cop uniform, after all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Congratulations, Brad! Now you've got nothing but time to ride, ride, ride... as well as travel, travel, travel. See you at the 2010 Cascade Cream Puff 100 mile race in July? C'mon, my friend... I've decided to earn myself one more finisher's cap... we can do it together... like old times.

    In any case & whatever you do, have yourself plenty of fun. You've earned it.

    Your buddy,
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    Well, since my first attempt was a DNF, I will try again. Right now I trying to get back in the shape I was then; then I'll be able to push harder and finish in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    ive always wondered why cops need an FS bike?
    Cause they're on it more than a couple hours per day.

    Brad,

    Thanks for service and congratulations!!!

    BTW they need to buy yous guys 29ers.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    congrats.

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    Congratulations, Brad!

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    Congratulations, Brad!

    Now why is this on the Singlespeed Board?

    Yea and really why the FS bike?

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    It is great to hear that some professions actually have people retire before there room is ready at the Retirement home!

    Congrats and thanks!

    P.S. just keep pedaling even if it is to McD's for that free coffee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz
    Cause they're on it more than a couple hours per day.
    So when I do a Century (100 Miles) I should do it on a 30lb bike instead of my 18lb Road Bike.

    I commute to work 30 miles a day 5 days a week. I don't own a FS bike.
    Actually I ride a full Rigid Singlespeed to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    ive always wondered why cops need an FS bike?

    for chasing perps down flights of stairs
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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt
    Congratulations, Brad!

    Now why is this on the Singlespeed Board?
    Well, if you spent anytime on this "Singlespeed Board" you might notice I'm a SS fanatic, hence the avitar; a lot of folks on the broad simply know me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt
    Yea and really why the FS bike?
    Besides being very cool, I was the person who turned bicycle patrol into a formal patrol option, including creating a 24 hours POST approved bicycle patrol school. One way I inticed officers to ride was buying the Santa Cruz bikes. It also seemed to make sense as Santa Cruz Bikes is in the city. Bicycle Patrol has a PR component and the Santa Cruz bikes got a lot of attention. One issue I had was the need for a kickstand. If you look at the bike in the photo, you will see I grafted two kickstands together using epoxy and some copper tubing; it has held up amazingly well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    for chasing perps down flights of stairs
    Yes but the tricky part is chasing them upstairs; something I actually tought in the Bicycle Patrol classes.
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    Congrats Brad

    Way to go Brad! Enjoy the good years ahead of you and thanks for your contributions to a better safer small town world.
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    so, what is this bike you built that you would love to tell us about?

    Congratulations! Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normbilt
    So when I do a Century (100 Miles) I should do it on a 30lb bike instead of my 18lb Road Bike.

    I commute to work 30 miles a day 5 days a week. I don't own a FS bike.
    Actually I ride a full Rigid Singlespeed to work.
    Yes, of course.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    Well, if you spent anytime on this "Singlespeed Board" you might notice I'm a SS fanatic, hence the avitar; a lot of folks on the broad simply know me.

    Besides being very cool, I was the person who turned bicycle patrol into a formal patrol option, including creating a 24 hours POST approved bicycle patrol school. One way I inticed officers to ride was buying the Santa Cruz bikes. It also seemed to make sense as Santa Cruz Bikes is in the city. Bicycle Patrol has a PR component and the Santa Cruz bikes got a lot of attention. One issue I had was the need for a kickstand. If you look at the bike in the photo, you will see I grafted two kickstands together using epoxy and some copper tubing; it has held up amazingly well.
    Well All Right!
    Way to Go !
    I don't frequent this board as I use to.
    Congrats again And Just Ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeylessChuck
    so, what is this bike you built that you would love to tell us about?

    Congratulations! Enjoy.
    Well this is the latest..tubeless 650b SASS; added a Tomicog for a fixie option..BTW, did anyone else see the Tomicog article in the new Mountain Bike magazine. very cool
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    Congrats, brother.

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    Brad, where's the race lite?

    S.C.P.D. S.S. !

    I think I saw you going up Aptos Creek Fireroad a few day ago on your Sass as I was coming out.

    Congrats and enjoy your time. Alan is retired and riding a Hunter HT geared out there on a regular basis.

    Thanks for your service to our community.

    Tone.

    PS.....Is that a water pump behind your rear wheel?

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    Congrats Brad, on a career well done. Now you can turn in your badge, gun, and mustache and enjoy life! Just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel
    Congrats Brad, on a career well done. Now you can turn in your badge, gun, and mustache and enjoy life! Just kidding.
    Wrong on all three points; I get the badge in a shadow box; the gun was my personal weapon and I get a CCW; and I added a goatee to the moustache. But thank you, all of you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone
    Brad, where's the race lite?

    S.C.P.D. S.S. !

    I think I saw you going up Aptos Creek Fireroad a few day ago on your Sass as I was coming out.

    Congrats and enjoy your time. Alan is retired and riding a Hunter HT geared out there on a regular basis.

    Thanks for your service to our community.

    Tone.

    PS.....Is that a water pump behind your rear wheel?
    In reverse order. I'm sure that was me, I ride Nisene Marks weekly. As far as SS SCPD, I actually tried it but it didn't work out. Half the time I'm chasing down cars and other bikes and I just can't get enough speed with the SS. I do have a a race lite, just never used it for work.
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