Tag: Palo Alto

Bellwether Panniers


I spotted these old Bellwether panniers on the Ellen Fletcher Bike Boulevard in Palo Alto, California last week.

Bellwether Panniers

The rider (I want to write “Paul” but I don’t remember for sure) told me his dad bought these panniers back during the late 20th Century Bike Boom of the 1970s. It’s good to see them still in use like this.

Today, Bellwether is a brand of cycling apparel like shorts, tights, jackets and gloves.

Jobst Brandt interview series

I see cycling tech legend Jobst Brandt on his steel yellow bicycle on Highway 9 in Santa Cruz County from time to time, and the couple of times we’ve talked he’s very willing to share his strong opinions on just about any topic, whether it’s logo design, cog railroads, or bicycle jersey fabrics.

This old dude is a monster — he’s 75 years old and still rides his bike regularly from his Palo Alto home through the redwood stands of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Brandt doesn’t carry water or snacks on his epic rides, so he stops at the Fosters Freeze in Boulder Creek, CA for an ice cream cone before heading back home.