Notes from Santa Cruz

October 29, 2021

Santa Cruz storms and Santa Cruz sunshine. Horizontal rain and wind at a seaside social gathering. Timber down and large surf after which all calm once more, heat, like summer season with no vacationers. How can this not be my favourite time of yr? 

lighthouse santa cruz
santa cruz cypress beach

Photograph by Carla King

Bicycle rides alongside the Wilder Ranch sea cliffs. Lunch at West Finish. Sundown drinks on the porch sipping Laborious Kombucha. 

Kevin visits for a bike ride and lunch

On the Wilder Ranch Historic State Park with author Kevin Silva. 

Travel plans scribbled on a take-home box

Plan Scribbles. Made to be Damaged.

Elena Houlihan Hiatt, an author in my Travel Writing Workshops

Elena Houlihan Hiatt, additionally an creator in my Journey Writing Workshops, who lives in Mexico (by the use of Philadelphia), visited IRL too!

Assembly Digital Journey Writing Group members in individual, making notes of journey plans on to-go bins. Getting a brand new motorbike helmet and a fast take a look at the galley of a brand new ebook.

Reg Kittrelle Book Ride/Write

On Driving Bikes, Collected by Reg Kittrelle, who additionally lives in Santa Cruz.

LS2 Adventure Helmet

Ooh! Supply of my new LS2 Explorer Carbon Journey Helmet!

The tales in Trip/Write are written by motorcyclists who do not make a dwelling by writing. “I wished tales by common individuals who experience,” says Reg.  

If you would like a duplicate of the Trip/Write ebook, hurry. Reg, who conceived of, edited, produced, and printed the ebook, went all old-school and solely printed a restricted variety of copies. It isn’t out there wherever on-line or in any shops. The way to order? Join with him on Fb.

It is price noting that Reg has been within the moto biz for a very long time. He based Thunder Press and is a superb author and editor, regardless of his intimidating nickname Contrarian Bastard… or is it Unrepentant Curmudgeon? There could also be extra. I’ve acquired his 2017 ebook, Bikes and Our 2nd 50 Years, which is stuffed with nice recommendation, workout routines, finest practices for holding sharp so we are able to experience longer. Additionally not stocked in shops. Hmmm. I am serious about invoking a little bit of peer strain right here. You in?

Reg Kitrelle Riding 2nd 50 Years

All in all, a superb couple of autumn weeks in Santa Cruz. Let me know when you’re within the space. IRL.