Thought it might be nice to have a thread for folks to post photos. Cool if they're cycling related, OK if not. First one, a shot from Santa Cruz, CA this morning. The tracks along Highway 9. Amazing place to live and ride, Northern California...
Actually they are, but use is limited to a couple of sightseeing trains. https://www.roaringcamp.com/Why are you riding on the train tracks? You're not a train.
I'm assuming (hoping) they're not actually in use anymore.
Nice picture. Did that guy just stare at you when your rode by? (I've been watching a lot of thrillers lately, so any person just hanging around the woods could a be a potential serial killer.)Actually they are, but use is limited to a couple of sightseeing trains. https://www.roaringcamp.com/
They're infrequent, don't move too quickly, you can hear them from a mile or more away, and since you're on a mountain bike, any need to escape (wildly unlikely) is not only easy, but potentially really fun. There's a huge shoulder as well, it's really not an issue. There is a 100 feet of bridge a bit further up, but it only takes a few seconds to cross.
Some of the trails coming off the steep side of UCSC dump about a quarter mile north of the trail back up. The options are to ride down Highway 9 with no shoulder and a fair bit of not-too-bike-friendly-traffic, or drop into a really fun little descent to the tracks, and ride the tracks back to the climb. It's fun, scenic, and a nice little diversion from the climbing and steep-as-heck descending.
Still wondering what the guy we captured off in the distance is up to. Mildly creepy.
I love Gent, it's still a real town. My family is from just around the corner from there, and it's so much better a place to visit now than Bruges, which has totally jumped the shark as far as tourism goes.
Thanks! The creepy thing is that I didn't see him at all on the ride. My buddy thinks it was Sasquatch. Or a homeless dude living in the woods in Santa Cruz. Your call.Nice picture. Did that guy just stare at you when your rode by? (I've been watching a lot of thrillers lately, so any person just hanging around the woods could a be a potential serial killer.)
Great picture with your iPhone!