Check out this reissue of a classic from Kelty…

Check out the 60th anniversary reissue of the classic Kelty Wing backpack. This is one NICE piece of gear. Your friends will ooh and aah and you stroll along ahead of them with the uber-stylish and functional pack. Thank you to Kelty!


And now a word about our host in Santa Cruz

As mentioned before, we’re fortunate enough to be finishing up the ride Saturday at the world headquarters of Ibis Cycles. They’re located in the oh so trendy west end of Santa Cruz, right as you enter town. Their facility is bordered on one side by Natural Bridges State Beach, not a bad address.

Scot Nicol is the founder of Ibis, he’ll be on hand Saturday along with a couple of other native Ibisians. They will be happy to show you around the shop a bit after you arrive. They have a bit of a museum there with a smattering of bikes that they’ve build over the last 30+ years of being in business. If you want to learn more about Ibis, head to their website. They also have a pretty amazing section on the history of the company posted on the site here. It’s a soon to be 30 part series, reflecting back on 30 years of being in business, from the very first days of the existence of mountain bikes.

So, once again a big shout out and thanks to the crew at Ibis for opening their doors to us.