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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:37 pm 
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As one of the breeding grounds of the nascent sport of mountain biking during the 'seventies, the town of Fairfax was originally uncomfortable about its identification with the original downhill races.

Then thousands of mountain bikers showed up and spent a lot of money in Fairfax for a couple of decades, causing the town government to take a more relaxed attitude. As in downright encouragement.

Now the town is honoring its roots with a permanent work of public art, paid by public subscriptions. The main motif has yet to be assembled, a depiction of a "klunker" rider that is about a meter high, but here are a few shots of the work as it is progressing.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Well Salinas made their peace with John Steinbeck so I reckon Fairfax can do this with some pride.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:27 pm 
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thats ace 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Funky!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Glad to see there are no helmets involved :D 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Could we buy Geoff Apps a sprocket?... :D :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Delighted to see that C.

I feel the irony, and on the back of that feeling I hope a fitting tribute is made.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Yesterday the town of Fairfax closed its main street to auto traffic in a celebration called "Streets for People." As part of the event the main motif for the Repack monument was unveiled.

Here is the sponsor wall. Each sprocket represents a $150 contribution to the publicly funded project.

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Here is the main figure. If you look closely, you can see the tiny red label on the right hip pocket indicating "Levis" brand jeans. The only kind I wear.

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The image used by the artists is a reversed version of the following photo of me around 1977.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Very cool 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Really cool indeed!!:)
and having you're photo immortalized on a monument is top!


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