I teased that we had another bike in our stable. It’s true, we have a “new” tandem which will be a permanent resident of California.
It’s a magnificent Erickson Signature custom bike, circa 1999. Yes it’s older than our coupled bike (that we rode across the USA this year), but has significantly less mileage on it. We know the history and even borrowed it for a few weeks once in 2011.
The original owners, Mark and Debbie, designed a beautiful bike and took good care of it. They sold it to Heidi and Al, who used it as a second bike to keep at the beach (in St. Augustine). Now it’s ours and we are happy to have it back on the road.
Speaking of the road, here is our trip is far:
Highs in the 70’s, lows around 60 degrees. Various flowers always in bloom. Great big bike lanes, and many, many bike trails. Cycling specific traffic signals, and sensors in the road. Stunning ocean views. Are we in heaven? No, this is Southern California and if you are a cyclist, you can become quite spoiled!
I’ll let my photo essay tell the story of our first 2 weeks on the West Coast.
You are all caught up, I’ll share my photos again soon. We have some special guests arriving in a few days.
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9 thoughts on “Pedaling in Paradise”
Very Cool, and it has purple paint !
Blueberry donut… and it just happens to be purple!
You are in one of our favorite areas – glad to be sharing it with you through the photos.
Where are you? We would love to do CA but do not know where to go. Have fun!
Lovely and beautiful photos, pedal on friends💜🍩😎
you’re now in our territory…Bommer Canyon, Santa Ana River trail, HB…Highway 1…we live in Costa Mesa.
We’ve organized a ride for this Sunday with the SoCal Team tandems. From Bob Henry Park. 16th and Dover. 9am. Maybe you can join us
Great blog! Looks like you have great weather.
That’s a good looking bike how does the fit compare to your other Erickson? I love the workmanship on these bikes.
Thanks Paul, we agree that Glenn Erickson’s tandems are works of art! We feel lucky to own 2 of them. This frame is significantly smaller than our coupled bike, but we are pretty comfortable. We have ridden over 700 miles so far on this trip and “it’s all good”!