I had a weird 12 hour stomach bug and called in sick yesterday morning, but by noon I was feeling fine. It's a beautiful autumn day so I spent several hours just riding my fixed gear bike around Santa Cruz. There were hundreds of surfers in the water; I saw Ethan headed to the hook along East Cliff Drive with his surfboard on his cruiser bicycle. He was going to "The Hook" where 41st Street deadends at the Pacific Ocean in Capitola.
At the Santa Cruz Harbor I caught up to Laurie Schmidtke commuting home from Cabrillo College on his Trek 5.9, Rocket 7 shoes, and Chrome bag. Much respect to this gentleman who used to race in the early 70s.
The California Pacific Coast is a popular bike touring route. Whenever I go into Santa Cruz I always see a few touring cyclists. I saw at least four different groups of touring bikes yesterday.
I was cycling down Pacific Avenue and saw these two cyclists examining a map, looking at street signs and looking very lost. Say hello to Jason and Mishka of Oregon. They're touring from Oregon and on their way to San Luis Obispo. I led them to Soquel Drive so they could continue on their journey after snapping this photo.
Have a good weekend, all! I know some of you in the mountain states got snowed on this week, and others are stuck with rain and cold. For some sunshine and bikes, you can view all of yesterday's photos in my Santa Cruz Flickr set.