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by Efren Martinez

Modesto View Readers lets just say if Mother Nature was racing
in The Amgen Tour, she would be riding the same bike my
friend Dave Nicolau sports every Sunday on our group rides. I
met Dave last year at 5:30 Fun Sports Bike rides on Sundays
and his road bike instantly caught my eye. His bike frame is
very light and it isn’t made of any type of man-made material
but of Bamboo and Hemp. Thus, he from his bike has earned
him the nickname, Bamboo Dave, in our Modesto cycling
circles. It’s truly an earth friendly bicycle that’s very unique as
well as durable. Bamboo Dave had been riding for nearly 20
years off and on but recently got back on the bike after new innovations
within the last 3 years in cycling have advanced and
has made it more exciting for him again. It’s clear, cycling is his
choice when it comes to fitness.
Bamboo Dave is a current
member of The Stanislaus
County Bicycle Club and
generally puts down about
300 to 400 miles a month on
his Bamboo Bicycle. I asked
Bamboo Dave what made
him choose Bamboo over any
other. Over all, it’s the ride and
uniqueness of it and you don’t
see any around in the cycling
circles and clubs. As far as the
cost, Bamboo Dave compared
it to any other medium price
carbon frame and its made by
Craig Calfee of Calfee Design
located in La Selva Beach CA.
Keep an eye out for Bamboo
Dave on the streets he rides all
year long and you can’t miss
him. He cycles with his trademark
bamboo bike as well as
a florescent green jersey so
he’s easy to spot. He really is a
good guy and enjoys meeting
new people and if you ride with
him, he won’t leave you behind
if you break down.
For more information on his
bamboo bicycle, look for
Bamboo Dave at this years
Memorial Medical Center Run
& Ride on September 17th It’s
one of Bamboo Dave’s favorite
community rides and if you’re
a Tri-Athlete, it a great Event
to get in some double dippin’
fitness. You can start out
with a 2-mile, 10K race, run
or walk followed by a casual
safe bicycle ride followed with
a fantastic Modesto Police Officers
Association BBQ at the
finish line. The Memorial Medical
Center Run & Ride has
been part of our community
here in Modesto as a healthy
lifestyle event since 2004. It’s
an amazing Event that promotes
family fitness, a healthy
lifestyle with a BBQ, music
by yours truly The Quake DJ.
There are free massages. The
Kids Run is free for ages 10
and under and the Kids Zone
has fun activities. This is a
family friendly event and a
great place to show
support for cancer awareness and cancer survivors in
our community. A cycling jersey or tech running shirt and
a BBQ lunch are included with every registration. This is
not a fundraiser, it is an awareness event for our community.
The Memorial Medical Run & Ride is on September
17th at Modesto JR College West Campus on Blue Gum
Avenue. The Festival Starts at 7am and there is no cost
to attend. If you would like to participate in either the run
or the ride or both, please visit our friendshere for more
information or to register online go to www.memorialmedicalcenter.
org or call Cancer Services at (209) 569-7789



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About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20