Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Happy Sunday!

I biked around Santa Cruz yesterday afternoon for a couple of hours. Here’s two minutes of my ride down West Cliff Drive and past the Boardwalk. Temperatures were in the 90s on Saturday, making for a very busy day at the beaches and the Boardwalk.

In this video I’m mostly riding in a two way bike-only sidepath adjacent to a one way street. How many bikes do you count in this video? How many cars and trucks do I pass?

16 Comments

  • Hayduke
    May 18, 2009 - 7:50 am | Permalink

    More bicyclists than on a week day!

    About as many pedestrians in the contra-flow lane as usual. At least no delivery trucks.

    Some time record the ride over the trestle and up the ramp. That should look grand!

  • Hayduke
    May 18, 2009 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    More bicyclists than on a week day! About as many pedestrians in the contra-flow lane as usual. At least no delivery trucks.Some time record the ride over the trestle and up the ramp. That should look grand!

  • Jerry
    May 18, 2009 - 11:11 am | Permalink

    13 bikes passing by and a Fritz rolling through a stop sign.

  • Jerry
    May 18, 2009 - 6:11 pm | Permalink

    13 bikes passing by and a Fritz rolling through a stop sign.

  • LegoAndy
    May 18, 2009 - 11:57 am | Permalink

    How did you mount the camera for the front of the bike?

    Here is my video on the back of the bike:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71osPjbFVF0

  • LegoAndy
    May 18, 2009 - 6:57 pm | Permalink

    How did you mount the camera for the front of the bike?Here is my video on the back of the bike:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71osPjbFVF0

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 18, 2009 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

    @Jerry: Are you talking about that stop sign in front of the Boardwalk? That's for the car traffic. On the sidepath there's a big YIELD painted on the pavement.

    @Hayduke: Yeah, the bike path as overflow pedestrian space and the vehicle unloading zone.

    @Andy: "How not to ride" — I like that :-) The camera is mounted on the drop portion of the the handlebar. Did you really unicycle to Mt Hamilton??

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 18, 2009 - 7:12 pm | Permalink

    @Jerry: Are you talking about that stop sign in front of the Boardwalk? That's for the car traffic. On the sidepath there's a big YIELD painted on the pavement.@Hayduke: Yeah, the bike path as overflow pedestrian space and the vehicle unloading zone. @Andy: "How not to ride" — I like that :-) The camera is mounted on the drop portion of the the handlebar. Did you really unicycle to Mt Hamilton??

  • LegoAndy
    May 18, 2009 - 1:01 pm | Permalink

    On the video it looks like the it is further, since I can clearly see the break levers. Can you take a photo of the contraption?

  • LegoAndy
    May 18, 2009 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    On the video it looks like the it is further, since I can clearly see the break levers. Can you take a photo of the contraption?

  • RidingPretty
    May 18, 2009 - 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Love your video! That's my commute ride for the most part. AND Yes, Do please video the train trestle part over to East Cliff.

  • RidingPretty
    May 18, 2009 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Love your video! That's my commute ride for the most part. AND Yes, Do please video the train trestle part over to East Cliff.

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 18, 2009 - 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andy, it's a very wide angle view (170° I think) so that distorts your perception. I posted photo here of where the camera was mounted.

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 18, 2009 - 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi Andy, it's a very wide angle view (170° I think) so that distorts your perception. I posted photo here of where the camera was mounted.

  • LegoAndy
    May 18, 2009 - 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Here is my solution:
    http://x0.org/u/DIYBikeCameraMount

    Now I have to figure out how to mount it on the handle bar or maybe on the front fork.

  • LegoAndy
    May 18, 2009 - 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Here is my solution:http://x0.org/u/DIYBikeCameraMountNow I have to figure out how to mount it on the handle bar or maybe on the front fork.

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