Monday morning report

I’ve lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California for almost four years now. When I ride from home, I usually hit the mountain roads and go straight up to the summit, or I shoot down to the Coast Highway and go north towards Half Moon Bay. Believe it or not, I’ve never gone south through Aptos by bike before this last weekend. Soquel Road is pretty nice, especially once you get past Cabrillo College.

What are your recent bike ride discoveries?

My 2 cents worth on bikes and economic catastrophe. And I’m not talking about Walmart’s “fixed speed” bike.

Rock Lobster: 14 speed Rohloff Dahon conversion.

On impeding traffic.

The hard life of a Santa Cruz bike courier.

Trek president John Burke has a blog. Via Carlton.

“Look, Guys, No Tire Levers!” in Jim Langley tech tips: hands only bike tire removal and install. Reading his simple instructions tempts me to go try it out just to see if it works 🙂

Rivendell on tire and tube size rations on their effect on bicycle aesthetics.

Public Bikes in SF launches. I think SF Cyclotouring mentioned it first because his wife works there.

A bike race in Scotts Valley, CA? The city council votes on this Wednesday. Proposed criterium route would essentially close a number of businesses that depend on weekend traffic.

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