Saddle up!

Earlier in this blug we talked about bikes made in the good ol' USA:


Most frames are not made here though there are excellent and somewhat pricey exceptions. Your bike can have many domestic parts. At the top of the list of what makes cycling fun is a well fitted saddle. If   you've yet to fall in love at first sit with a saddle it's well worth your time to read:


One of the better saddles is Sella An Atomica. Here's a video about the company and workers who build one of the best saddles.


Back to Seattle in a moment ...

We have many happy memories of days spent at Pescadero. Just off Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz is this little town, blink and you'll be past it. I hesitate to write this because I don't want it to get crowded spoiled but wait. Nobody reads my blog but you, gentle readers. We're safe.

I've learned not shop on empty stomach get artichoke bread and pasta sauce at the store across the street. You could build a picnic, they have everything you need.

Or sit down for Italian food at Duarte's and then go shop here:


You'll find furniture, weavings, pottery, sculptures and most by local coastal artisans. One quiet day they showed us the furniture workshop with repurposed wood being cured for custom beds and furniture. Wonderful to see the craftsmanship behind the scenes.