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Motion By The Ocean

October 22, 2000|MICHAEL T. JARVIS

Whether you're looking for a boogie board, a kick scooter, in-line skates or a bike, you can rent whatever moves you at one of three Rental on the Beach outlets on Ocean Front Walk near the Venice pier. We stopped a few bike renters long enough to get their views.

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Bruce Berry with sons Max (in trailer) and Sam (on bike), founder of TEAM (today's educational alliance movement), Marina Del Rey.

Age when you learned to ride a bike? 6. Ever put a playing card in your spokes?. Oh, yeah. Most interesting sight here today?. Watching the U.S. Marines marching in cadence at the Santa Monica Pier. Ever been to Venice, Italy?. Yes. How does this compare?. The Old World versus the New World. What else have you rented before?. We rent bikes here all the time.

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Kim Viel, mom, Boulder, Colo.

Age when you learned to ride a bike? 6. Ever put a playing card in your spokes?. Absolutely. Most interesting sight here today?. The boa constrictors in the cages. Ever been to Venice, Italy? No. What else have you rented before?. Tandems, snowboards, skis, sea kayaks.

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Reggie and Juanita Riggs, Union pipe fitter/City of Las Vegas leisure services, Las Vegas, Nev.

Ages when you learned to ride a bike? 6/7. Ever put a playing card in your spokes?. Yes/No. (Juanita: "He was born in Tallulah, La., and they don't have any entertainment."). Most interesting sight here today?. The snakes, the boa constrictors. Ever been to Venice, Italy?. No but we've been to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. How does this compare?. There's gambling at the Venetian. What else have you rented before? Videos, cars, Jet Skis, a houseboat.

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Leslie Vanderwerf, mom, Palm Desert

Age when you learned to ride a bike? 3. Ever put a playing card in your spokes?. Never. Most interesting sight here today?. I saw a guy on his skateboard with his dog pulling him. Ever been to Venice, Italy?. Yes. How does this compare?. It doesn't stink so much here. What else have you rented before?. A huge inflatable water slide.

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