I've actually been here for the past couple of weeks but I never made an introduction post so here it is.
My cycling history:
As a youngster, I was known to tear up my block in my big wheel. But those were the old days.
Been somewhat a recreational rider on my commuter bike, which I used to take on an occasional trail ride, for the past few years. Was recently turned onto XC riding by a cycling fiend. And then I got addicted and had to be on the road too, so now I have a new road bike as well (and a big thank you to the Bianchi enthusiasts on these forums for getting me into the cult of celeste! ).
Cycling, what an easy way to spend nonexistant $$$$.
Hey, I love Santa Cruz and the surounding hills. I'd live there, but my two boys would have us doing the rides on the boardwalk or going to Roaring Camp almost every day. Wife says we can't do it! Give good stories of your rides in the hills, and describe the commute. Keep having fun!