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Pirates Roll Through Santa Cruz
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
About a dozen pirates hijacked bicycles and took to the streets of Santa Cruz on August 11th after throwing back some drinks at the brewery. The band of pirates stumbled upon a huge fleet of enemy ships docked at the harbor and immediately found themselves in a major rubber-band battle with a young lad. After escaping the harbor with our lives and a bit of loot, we threw our middle fingers up to an H2, captured Moby Dick and took over the park's climbing toys. Many of us came up on booty, such as pre-Katrina Mardi Gras beads and pirate coins found during a treasure hunt.
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The fun continued until a pirate-cop stopped three bikers for allegedly failing to S.T.O.P. at the proper point while sailing the high seas of Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. According to legend, a smaller band of pirates came back together and climbed high into the mountains over looking the bay to plan more attacks.


Pirates on the Streets was brought to us by Pirate Pete and Groucho Monarchs as part of the summer series of Friday bike rides.

In addition to:

Pirates on the Streets
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/10/18296021.php

there was also a Bicycle Love! Mid Summer Mystery Ride on August 4th
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/31/18293362.php

and on August 18th, Mid-Summer Mystery Ride presents.... Mad Max on a Bike!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/08/15/18297689.php

The questions is.... arrrrr you ready?
§Battle of the Harbor
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
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This young lad had his own cannon which he used to return fire against our onslaught of rubber bands.
§FUH2 dot com
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
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"The H2 is a gas guzzler. Because it has a gross vehicle weight rating over 8500 lbs, the US government does not require it to meet federal fuel efficiency regulations. Hummer isn't even required to publish its fuel economy (owners indicate that they get around 10 mpg for normal use). So while our brothers and sisters are off in the Middle East risking their lives to secure America's fossil fuel future, H2 drivers are pissing away our "spoils of victory" during each trip to the grocery store."
http://fuh2.com
http://www.ihumpedyourhummer.com/blog/category/hummer-news
§Moby Dick
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
moby_8-11-06.jpg
§Arrrrr
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
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§Pity The Fool
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
pity-the-fool_8-11-06.jpg
South Central Farm: DA Puts Farm Activists on Trial
http://la.indymedia.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=1254&category_id=3
§Playground Pirates
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
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§Ahoy Mate
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
ahoy-mate_8-11-06.jpg
§Parrot
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
parrot_8-11-06.jpg
§Slow To Observe Police (S.T.O.P.)
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
stop_8-11-06.jpg
§Tom the Pirate
by ~Bradley Thursday Aug 17th, 2006 4:17 AM
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Tom Scribner (1899-1982) statue created in 1978 by Marghe McMahon

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by lance
Monday Aug 28th, 2006 3:04 AM
CRIMINAL MASS.......
critical mass in it's childish behavior, is offering the best argument possible for restricting the use of roadways. The behavior of its members is childish at best, and will ultimately hurt there cause. but this seems to be of little concern to this group of anarchists who just seem to live for causing problems for the rest of the city. (personally I think impounding bikes would be a great answer) (like Oakland does with the side shows) and we could have a bike auction every other month, I for one would love to pay low dollar for a "trek 5900" and I promise I won't disrupt city services......
by cicle.org
Friday Nov 3rd, 2006 9:27 PM
Bike Cafe Strikes Back!

Published November 3, 2006 by C.I.C.L.E.
Contributed by Bicycle Bandito :: Photos by bikey mcridesalot and Bradley

http://www.cicle.org/cicle_content/pivot/entry.php?id=1115
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