Caitlin Fitch

Easy Riders

Some things change, but these four Santa Barbara Independent staffers always arrive to work on bikes. Majordomo Nick Welsh (right) sits astride his 28-year-old Michael Celmins custom. It’s gone through a few surgeries — as has Welsh — but neither is worse for the wear. Artist in residence Ben Ciccati (second from right), an incurable tinkerer with a fleet of ever-changing bikes, is posing with his Greg “Lemon” cyclocross commuter. Dr. Brandon Fastman (second from left), pleased with his new Gold Coast bike, writes about his jewel in this week’s cover story. And if you haven’t seen our big-shot photo editor, Paul Wellman, on his Trek mountain bike around town, outfitted to carry all his photo equipment and enough provisions to survive the first month of the zombie apocalypse, then you probably don’t live in Santa Barbara.

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