- Okay, on with the trip,
Day 1 was a brief hop from Santa Cruz to Hollister, getting ready to cruise thru the mountains behind the Pinnacles tomorrow. Assuming no one steals my bike overnight at the motel; even a sport tourer only weighs 650 pounds, and can be picked up by a few guys, even while locked (I’m not worried; besides, if you want to tour, you’ve gotta park somewhere).
Hollister is a neat little city, mostly based on agribusiness I think.
A few observations from the ride…
- there’s a lot of beautiful landscape in California, which you don’t appreciate all that much when you travel by freeway;
- there appears to be a significant Filipino-American population around here — I came across several signs announcing organizations and events focused on them;
- the most impressive building in Hollister that I came across was a huge one dedicated to local veterans, which was nice to see;
- there was a lot of traffic, even on the backroads…which was interesting, because the population density doesn’t seem all that high (it is an agricultural area, after all)