Rachael

Rachael and her 1989 Centurion Ironman Expert Dave Scott road bicycle.

Rides a 1989 Centurion Ironman Expert Dave Scott road bicycle.
Shot on the corner of State and Ortega in Santa Barbara, CA.
Going to feed the dogs and maybe go to the Funk Zone for wine.

It seems like every day there are more and more classic bikes on the road. Where once we would keep them hidden away in our garages, thanks to Craigslist, we can sell them and get them back out on the street. In 1989, I had just joined the Navy and was sweating my ass off during a brutally hot summer in Great Lakes, Illinois for basic training. That was a particularly weird time in my life as I had absolutely no access to bicycles at all. We were barely allowed to leave the base. I remember seeing this exact Centurion in the bike shop when I finally went looking to buy a new one. I settled on a Univega instead and rode the crap out of it. O Nostalgia, where would my emotions be without you? At this point in my life, I could pick one of these up for a song, thinking that I had one-upped my old Univega. But I will leave that to the people who really need the transportation.

Abraham

Abraham

Rides an 80s Centurion Accordo
Shot on State and Ortega in Santa Barbara, CA
Going out for a ride.

So Abraham is this really cool guy who came in looking to get some parts for his bike. He had just got the bike a couple of days ago and was really stoked with it. Steel is real, Abraham. Good job on the acquisition.

Carissa Rose

Carissa Rose

Rides an 80s Centurion
Shot on State Street in Santa Barbara, CA
Going back home to the farm where she lives.

Working at a bike shop, you can meet a lot of interesting people. When it comes to keeping it green, Carissa Rose is the woman to talk to. She lives on a farm and rides a bicycle. I’m willing to bet she eats like a champ, too. I really wanted to help he rewrap her handlebars, though.