For the 137 issue of the BICYCLIST experience, we’ve continued our charting of the routes and climbs with a fresh report from Los Alamos, California. The small town is located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and is a perfect backdrop for any day-trip or weekend excursion. We profile a 35-mile loop with La Purisima Mission as the destination, though there are any number of rides available for both road and mountain riders. You’ll find a route profile on page 11 and an excellent write-up by Kelley O’Toole of our experience in this charming central coast town.
Also this issue, Charles Lindsey provides a report on his experience at the Ojai Century, a challenging ride winding through Ventura County. If you’ll remember back to last year, Charles recounted an accident he had while cycling, and we’re happy to see him back in the saddle. While we’re on the topic of accidents, our Tour & Travel contributor, Rob Templin, was in an accident while riding and broke his neck, but we’re happy to report, after an 8-hour surgery and lots of bed-rest he’s on the mend. And it wasn’t like a broken neck was really going to keep him off a bike anyway – we met up with Rob at Interbike in Las Vegas and he gave us the inside look at the Touring and Travel products he’s excited about this year.
Bob Becker, our resident e-bike expert, turns in a profile of an interesting project he was a part of, creating the bicycle experience for someone who would otherwise never experience the feel of cool air at 16 MPH. Be sure to check out the photos of this exceptional project on page 16.
See you on the route,
Editorial Director & Publisher