I stopped in at Dave Lettieri's Fastrack Bicycles shop in Santa Barbara. I hit this spot each year because it is a cool bike shop with a great selection of clothing, memorabilia on the walls and bikes. Normally, it is a bit unkempt which adds to the charm as they run a lot of business through here. However, 3 months ago the place was reorganized and now its a wellkempt bike shop doing a lot of business so will be interesting to see if it remains neat and tidy. The guy working in the back, Luke, is a heck of a sales person. He almost had me buying bibbed shorts to go with the jersey I picked out and tried to sell me a bike. He was undeterred that A; I already had a good bike and B; I was visiting from Ohio.
Great selection of Scott & Trek bikes, along with other brands.
Dave was Lance Armstrong's personal mechanic during one of his Tour wins and prior to that competed on numerous national teams, including the Olympic team, a team at the Goodwill Games and World championship teams. Note his jerseys hanging on the wall.....
....signed jerseys from Armstrong....
....and other jerseys signed by cyclists. Very cool place and Dave seems to always be there, working and not the least bit pretentious.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.