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    Warrior Cyclist cycle17's Avatar
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    Cycle17 & Overthere Santa Cruz Vacation Report

    So about a week and a half ago I made another trip to Cali to spend more time with Overthere. Overthere planned a trip down to Santa Cruz for some cycling, good food and alone time at a nice little resort that rented individual cabins. It was a fantastic mini vacation for us and we had some interesting rides.

    Day 1 Santa Cruz: We decided to drive the 9 miles to downtown SC and see what riding opportunities we could find. Lots of people on bikes made us optimistic. We found a Riverway bike path and jumped on it. It was pretty nice, but due to construction…it only went a few miles, we crossed the river and rode the other side only to find it wasn’t much longer, we wandered out of town without much luck. Coming back down into town I found that I hadn’t tightened my handlebars enough and they went down over a bump and I barely kept the bike upright until I could bring it to a stop! Handlebars tightened, we were off again. We saw a roadie who we followed for several miles until he went around a corner and we went right (he must have gone left). So back to town we went riding along the shore a ways and then back to the truck to head home for the evening. It was a nice area and later we found a route along the shore that we could have ridden had we known. Next time we visit we’ll know better. We both forgot our cameras on this ride, so no pics. (15 miles)

    Day 2 Santa Cruz: We rode a route from SC to San Mateo that took us along the ocean and then up through the hills to Pescadero where we stopped at a great little market for lunch sandwiches.
    The ride continued and we had some amazing roads and scenic vistas at the top of almost every climb. One descent was quite a drop and had lots of swithbacks! Very Cool! Climbing back out, I got a little worried about a big truck coming down. Overthere was a turn or two behind and I kept looking back to make sure she was OK, after the truck went by I found myself looking back a lot. Just as I was about to turn around…she came around the corner. Whew. We made our way back to the ocean and road back at a nice 19-21mph pace once we got over a couple solid climbs. The view along the coast was fantastic and paled only next to the sight of my riding partner! (45 Miles) Dinner at a quaint little Italian place that evening made for some great memories.





    Back In Davis, CA: We got back to Davis pretty early and decided to check out more of the town. The ride was on bike paths both in and out of town. Davis is a pretty awesome town for cyclists of all types, the ride was more of a recovery ride and was just right for our energy levels. (18 Miles)

    I know I’ll be making a lot more trips to Davis. Love the area and the girl.
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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Nice pics, sounds like ya'll had a great time and got to see some beautiful scenery.
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    Thanks for sharing. I do think that my favorite part of BF are the adventures such as this.

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    Nice areas for riding, thanks for the report!
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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    Woohoo cool! I loves SantaCruz. The best burritos I ever had were at Tacos Moreno. That coast line looks like US1.

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    Well, you certainly didn't need any help finding good places to ride. Santa Cruz is niiice.

    By the way, if you two are ever bored (), pop into the Northern California forum and throw your riding plans out there. I'm sure you could get a group going, if you're so inclined.

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    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    By the way, if you two are ever bored (), pop into the Northern California forum and throw your riding plans out there. I'm sure you could get a group going, if you're so inclined.
    It was a date! I'm sure they don't need us riff raff around.
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    Awesome!
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    Nice pics and ride reports! Now I'm getting all antsy pantsy to get back out touring again.

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    Looks like a nice fun weekend.
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    So when are you going to move out here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huytheskigod View Post
    So when are you going to move out here?

    ...if he hadn't slipped out of his ropes, he'd still be here...





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    Good one. And no silk ropes anymore. Leather would be ok.

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    Warrior Cyclist cycle17's Avatar
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    Actually bicycle locks work in a pinch! I'm heading out to CA again in November. CA is great...the girl...simply amazing!
    Just Do It..

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    aw how cute are you two??! glad you had a fun trip!

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