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Road Racer

While the last couple of destinations featured in this space have been on foreign soil, Syndicate is much easier to visit, especially for folks from Southern California. Owned by Pedro Zermeno, syndicate s an old-time barbershop on Broadway Avenue in Long Beach, downstairs from the apartment of Kawasaki Crew Chief Joey Lombardo. It’s a retro business with a modern twist, boasting straight razors, hot shaves, and tattoo artwork (plus a vintage Artar/Sachs motorcycle hanging from the ceiling). ¬†Joey and Pedro have known each other for years, and as a result, the shop’s road racing clientele is surprieingly large. In addition to Lombardo, those who have visited Syndicate include riders Miguel Duhamel, Pascal Picotte, Tommy Hayden, and Eric Bostrom; Honda crew members Al Ludington, Chris Vandervoort, Dave Presler, and Trevor Weiler; Jefferson Burke and Jeff Myer. Pedro even has the unenviable task of periodically taming CJ’s fro. For more information, call 562-433-7733