Gone to the beach

We’ve gone to the beach! Tucson Velo and family are spending the week at the ocean.

Posting will be light this week. The regular publishing schedule will resume next Monday.

Here’s the bike setup we took for the week:

 It’s no bakfiets, but it works pretty well.

We aren’t riding a ton out here, but are trying out the public transportation system. We are off to Sea World this morning, but rather than driving, we are taking the train and a bus, which will take us right to the park. The price of the tickets will be more than the parking fee at Sea World, but we’ll avoid using gas and I’ll avoid the headache of traffic.

I did get to ride a portion of the old abandoned 101 north of Oceanside yesterday. It’s pretty cool to ride on an old highway with no cars on it. Here’s a photo of the tunnel that goes under Interstate 5 toward the coast.

I’ll have a lot more photos from riding around the area next week.

11 comments
Cathy Hoffman
Cathy Hoffman

What kind of a folding bike is that?  

Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

 Looks like a Bike Friday. In case anyone's interested, I have one for sale.

3wheeler
3wheeler

How much are you asking for it, Martha?

Orvis
Orvis

too small for me too, I ride a 59 but thanks for posting the info

Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

 Thanks for your interest. This frame size would work best for someone who is 5'1" or 512".

3wheeler
3wheeler

Thanks, Martha.  The frame is too small for me tho.

Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

 @3wheeler and @Orvis: It's a black Bike Friday New World Tourist. Size equivalent would be 48 cm on a diamond frame. Asking $350 and it comes with the tow-along suitcase and carrying bag.

Orvis
Orvis

what size, which model, how much?

tucsonvelo
tucsonvelo

It's not actually. It's a Downtube Nova. A really inexpensive folder we decided to try out. It's not the greatest, but it works well for cruising around the beach.

3wheeler
3wheeler

Glad you're out of the heat and having a nice time w/ the family.

Martha Retallick
Martha Retallick

The ole 101 is awesome! Did you do like I did and, ahem, just pedal around the USMC checkpoint at Camp Pendleton? I did, and guess what? The Devil Dogs couldn't have cared less!