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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 read more »

Santa Cruz to consider bike share

At the Silicon Valley Bike Summit last month I saw city of Santa Cruz Economic Development Director J. Guevara looking closely at the bike share bikes on display. Social Bicycles — which provides the “smart bike” systems now in use in San Mateo, CA and — somewhat more famously — Portland, OR, was on hand read more »

South Bay and Santa Cruz bike events this week

Happy October; I hope you’re enjoying the cooler weather! You have all kinds of outdoor opportunities this week in the South Bay and Santa Cruz areas.

New Year Strava Art from Santa Cruz California

For the new year I tried my hand at creating some Strava art. Strava art or GPS drawing uses a city as a gigantic Etch-A-Sketch, with a GPS device that tracks your movements as the stylus. For my first attempt, I rode my bike between Mission Street and Escalona Drive in Santa Cruz to spell read more »

Something for Santa Cruz Railfans

The North American Railcar Operators Association plans an excursion the weekend of May 4 and 5 on the the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railway. Railroad motorcars are those short, specialized track inspection vehicles like the vehicle shown below. Railroads have since replaced them with hybrid road-rail vehicles for this kind of work — those read more »

Santa Cruz Police Memorial Photobomb

Thousands pay their respects to slain Santa Cruz police officers Elizabeth Butler and Butch Baker. I said I wasn’t gonna do a photobomb, but that’s what I ended up with. The partner of one of the slain Santa Cruz police detectives, Elizabeth Butler, is a bus driver for Santa Cruz Metro. SCPD and the Metro read more »