The Fun Factor
My bikes and I live in SLO and we just have a great time together. In the seven years I’ve lived here, we’ve explored and experienced a good portion of the Central Coast by two wheels.
- With Veloce, my flashy red Bianchi roadster, we’ve cruised byways like Peachy Canyon and Nipomo Mesa, raced scenic courses such as Foxen Canyon and Vandenburg, and toured Highway 1 from the Golden Gate to San Diego.
- My super-fab Superlight—it’s sparkly!—makes it easier to roll over the rocks that seed our SLO County trails.
- P-bone, my townie bike (a repurposed Cannondale hardtail), invites me to do my local errands by bike and leave the car at home.
Before P-bone, I also spent time with Daisy Higgins, a vintage JC Higgins cruiser that I checked out for a few years from the bike lending library of the guy who started SLO’s Bike Happening. Bikes don’t have to be pricey to be fun.