Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-15-11, 02:28 PM   #1
PluperfectArson
沒有腳踏車的居民
Thread Starter
 
PluperfectArson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes: Mericier Kilo TT Pro
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Santa Cruz, CA

I am going to be riding my bike up from Monterey to Santa Cruz tomorrow, was wondering if you all had any thoughts on where to go, which shops to visit, etc.

I have never been to Santa Cruz, and I have not really left Monterey since I moved here, so I wish to go for a decent bike ride.

I will be riding fixed, and I am only posting this here because I like you. :>
PluperfectArson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-11, 03:58 PM   #2
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent
Posts: 12,277
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Off the top of my head: the beach boardwalk; the mystery spot, SC wharf, UCSC, the surfing museum if you're into it.

More stuff here lol
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...alifornia.html
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-11, 04:31 PM   #3
Capocaccia
Senior Member
 
Capocaccia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anywhere. That whole city is gorgeous. Check out some surf spots that's always good if the surf is right.
Capocaccia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-11, 01:44 PM   #4
CamelDane
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Fuji Cross, Scwhinn S96
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
repping the 831!

If you feel like biking around UCSC is a great place to ride and possibly get some trails in on a fixie . it's kind of a mudfest on the trails at the moment though. Firefly Coffe House on Front St. serves the best soy chai's and where I usually hang out becuase i am hip as ****. I usually just ride around, its pretty sweet.
CamelDane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-11, 05:09 PM   #5
PluperfectArson
沒有腳踏車的居民
Thread Starter
 
PluperfectArson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes: Mericier Kilo TT Pro
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, I had to postpone my trip because I suck. I think I am going to arrange it for next weekend, then stay a day or two to actually check it out.

Thanks for the ideas on places to check out, though.
PluperfectArson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-11, 05:14 PM   #6
vw addict
Senior Member
 
vw addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East coast
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown
Posts: 2,673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamelDane View Post
Firefly Coffe House on Front St. serves the best soy chai's
sounds like a great place to avoid
vw addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-11, 05:31 PM   #7
coma061
Hiphopopotamus
 
coma061's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: 90s GT Outpost
Posts: 350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to love Las Palmas as far as Mexican food goes, but last time I went there it was crap. Someone should go eat there and report back so I know if I should avoid them next time I'm in town! Pizza My Heart usually has some good pizza for a decent price. You can always check out the bridge rumored to be the one in Lost Boys.
coma061 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-11, 09:34 PM   #8
CamelDane
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Fuji Cross, Scwhinn S96
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
naa Pergs downtown is the place to avoid which is full of hipster tards.

I will actually be Riding down to Monteray with 2 of my friends next weekend.
CamelDane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-11, 10:48 PM   #9
PluperfectArson
沒有腳踏車的居民
Thread Starter
 
PluperfectArson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes: Mericier Kilo TT Pro
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What are you all planning to do down here?

If you end up coming down, I'd be down to hang out and ride or something if I end up not going to Santa Cruz.
PluperfectArson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-11, 11:00 PM   #10
RunningPirate
Senior Member
 
RunningPirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Millbrae, CA
Bikes: 1970? Dawes Galaxy, 1992 Biscayne Lazer (Stolen, those SOB's), 1999 Specialized FSR Elite (soon to be cannibalized), 2011 Raleigh Record Ace, 197? Bob Jackson Frankenbike, 1989 Jamis Diablo (to be built with parts from the FSR)
Posts: 647
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by coma061 View Post
I used to love Las Palmas as far as Mexican food goes, but last time I went there it was crap.
Oh, don't say that! I was going to recommend Las Palmas myself until I read this.

Anyway, then, being that tacos are out, if you like Greek food Vasili's is outstanding!
RunningPirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-11, 11:12 PM   #11
coma061
Hiphopopotamus
 
coma061's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: 90s GT Outpost
Posts: 350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can't speak of their food now days, last time I was there was about a year ago. That was the only time I haven't enjoyed their food.
coma061 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-11, 11:26 PM   #12
rustybrown
Senior Member
 
rustybrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DeSouf
Bikes:
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pleasure point is one of the quintessential surf spots to check out...surfed it on my first west-coast excursion. Beach vibe with tons of coastline neighborhoods to ride. There's lots of activity and coves.

There's also a pier with activities and things to do. Fish tacos, of course.

Downtown. Campus. Nightlife. Enjoy.
rustybrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-11, 11:39 PM   #13
Capocaccia
Senior Member
 
Capocaccia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
Pleasure point is one of the quintessential surf spots to check out...surfed it on my first west-coast excursion. Beach vibe with tons of coastline neighborhoods to ride. There's lots of activity and coves.

There's also a pier with activities and things to do. Fish tacos, of course.

Downtown. Campus. Nightlife. Enjoy.
Funny, I surfed pleasure point as my first time to ever surf about 2 years ago with a buddy that goes to Santa Clara University. It is really nice there though.
Capocaccia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 12:38 AM   #14
rustybrown
Senior Member
 
rustybrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DeSouf
Bikes:
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capocaccia View Post
Funny, I surfed pleasure point as my first time to ever surf about 2 years ago with a buddy that goes to Santa Clara University. It is really nice there though.
Yeah, had fun, myself. Actually, just went to the first surf shop we saw entering SC heading south on the PCH. Bro at the shop gave us directions to Pleasure Point. "Bunch of non-locals, send 'em to Pleasure Point," he was probably thinking.

But it was a lot of fun, and quite the experience. Maybe 2-feet overhead, and I was one of the best guys in the water. Surreal for a boy from the East Coast.

Definitely a lot better than the beating that I received from Ocean Beach, SF a few days before the Pleasure Point experience. Mavericks was breaking while I was making the paddle. OBSF was huge and humbling.

Bro, Lax, bro.
rustybrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 01:47 AM   #15
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent
Posts: 12,277
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by coma061 View Post
Pizza My Heart usually has some good pizza for a decent price. You can always check out the bridge rumored to be the one in Lost Boys.
This^^^^^^ X1000; I even have my pizza my heart t shirt here in SD.
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 01:55 AM   #16
PluperfectArson
沒有腳踏車的居民
Thread Starter
 
PluperfectArson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes: Mericier Kilo TT Pro
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is a Pizza My Heart here in Monterey, but there is a cute girl that works there.

I have never been to any other one, but I like their pizza quite a bit.
PluperfectArson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 02:21 AM   #17
rustybrown
Senior Member
 
rustybrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DeSouf
Bikes:
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
There is a Pizza My Heart here in Monterey, but there is a cute girl that works there.

I have never been to any other one, but I like their pizza quite a bit.
I bet she has the best pie in town.
rustybrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 11:57 AM   #18
hwdxbassist
Senior Member
 
hwdxbassist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: sf bay area
Bikes: Affinity Lo Pro-madison(RIP)-specialzed bmx-
Posts: 477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
go to the herb room and foodbin on mission street. They have everything you need if you like top quality food. afterwards head down to falafel of santa cruz to get an awesome lunch.
hwdxbassist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 01:22 PM   #19
avner
Fueled by Tigers Blood
 
avner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Echo Park, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
one phrase. And it may be saying too much.
Quote:
Originally Posted by avner
porter meadow
avner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 01:27 PM   #20
CamelDane
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Fuji Cross, Scwhinn S96
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
What are you all planning to do down here?

If you end up coming down, I'd be down to hang out and ride or something if I end up not going to Santa Cruz.
two of my friends were going to ride down there Saturday morning and camp out somewhere. do you have any recommended places to camp out? preferably free.

Not sure what we're going to do in Monteray, probably just lurk around.
CamelDane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 01:49 PM   #21
Capocaccia
Senior Member
 
Capocaccia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamelDane View Post
two of my friends were going to ride down there Saturday morning and camp out somewhere. do you have any recommended places to camp out? preferably free.

Not sure what we're going to do in Monteray, probably just lurk around.
Look up national parks and triple A approved campgrounds. About 2 years ago my old roommate and I took 7 days to drive from mississippi to Lake Tahoe, CA where we spent the summer. We camped out 5 of the seven days on the road seeing everything we could along the way and never had an issue finding somewhere to sleep. I think the most we payed was like 5 or 10$ for a tent space for the night.

Heres a resource for you: http://www.explorer1.com/santacruz/camping.htm

Also, I dont know how it is in the rest of CA but when I lived in Tahoe people would camp anywhere really. If it was a national park, you could find people camping in it.

Last edited by Capocaccia; 01-18-11 at 01:54 PM.
Capocaccia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 06:46 PM   #22
PluperfectArson
沒有腳踏車的居民
Thread Starter
 
PluperfectArson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bikes: Mericier Kilo TT Pro
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamelDane View Post
two of my friends were going to ride down there Saturday morning and camp out somewhere. do you have any recommended places to camp out? preferably free.

Not sure what we're going to do in Monteray, probably just lurk around.
Hm, I have yet to go camping out here, but I know plenty of people who have, so I could ask around for you.
PluperfectArson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-11, 10:23 PM   #23
zoltani
sniffin' glue
 
zoltani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle
Bikes: Surly crosscheck ssfg, Custom vintage french racing bike, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamelDane View Post
two of my friends were going to ride down there Saturday morning and camp out somewhere. do you have any recommended places to camp out? preferably free.

Not sure what we're going to do in Monteray, probably just lurk around.
There's a hike/bike site right in the middle of monterey, veteren's memorial park, pretty steep little climb to get up there.
http://www.monterey.org/rec/vetspark.html#Location
Watch out for the raccoons....secure all food!

not free, $5/person
zoltani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 03:22 AM   #24
i_am_you
Senior Member
 
i_am_you's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Go to Zachary's on Pacific Ave for breakfast. That is the best spot for breakfast in town. You sit down. They are known for their potato pancakes, or something like that, but they serve regular stuff too. As for coffee, really any place is great (now that BadAss coffee closed, thank God). Santa Cruz loves their coffee. There is coffee everywhere. Santa Cruz loves coffee, surfing, dogs, and.. beer, we love beer.. ummmm.. music.. really all the parts of life that really matter in any meaningful way, we like. Santa Cruz rules.
i_am_you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-11, 04:13 AM   #25
BmoreDrew 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 270
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Clam chowdaaa bowl..
BmoreDrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:36 PM.