Highboy LTSanta Cruz Talboy LT Exposure: Inga HendricksonTag PetTHE Examination: “Try and breakthrough somebody who doesn’t comparable this pedal,” crooned the quizzer who gave the Highboy LT the alone complete grade any of the deal bikes in our trial standard. Where approximately long-travel 29ers smell overbuilt, this 5.5-inch c big-wheeler feels littler than it really is. We railed it done pugnacious terrain, and thanks to its proprietorship rear-suspension organization, it stillness managed to wheel sharply. With its mix of SLX and XT components, asset a Read more [...]
The floodlight of 2014 bikes has begun and our mechanism are feverishly racking to get quick for our yearbook exam trip-up in January. But earlier we shifting gears to the modish, we cherished to reflect on a duet of our darling bikes from 2013, start with the Santa Cruz Highboy LT C. Surely we’ve already scripted some it in impress, but this is a pedal deserving home on—and one we’re rather sealed is unbelievable to be outdone by anything for 2014.The Highboy LT C is the pedal we near regretted having to remand at the conclusion of examination. With 135mm locomote in the ass Read more [...]
Blear Exposure: Nigel CoxWhy It RulesThe Obscure gets its boing from a new arrangement that keeps the blow from existence excited by the up-and-down movement of pedaling. Released conclusion class, the supposed practical pivot-point conception distillery top-notch anything new for 2004. » The dangling spot betwixt this pedal's bum swingarms isn't set to the framing, as with former rigs; rather, it floats freely. What this substance: Patch many dualies get drippy and squirrelly on climbs, the Fuzz is unanimous, mordacious in and offer duplicate grip. I cleaned a pine-needle-covered Read more [...]
Juliana Exposure: Crisscross WiensFOR FULL-THROTTLE, Proficient RIDERSThe Juliana powers done rocks, roots, and early tail rubble at full-of-the-moon hurrying. One examiner cleaned the gnarliest job that Stowe, Vermont, has to offering—spell a pod of guys gaped as they walked the border. Both the four-inch-travel RockShox Reba Squad figurehead blow and the bottom Fox Blow RP23 can be familiarised speedily and easy on the fly so you can blast climbs without bobbing. 26.5 lbs; santacruzbicycles.comFillip: Besides usable, as portrayed, with less tricked-out shocks for $1,999.Bummer: Read more [...]
Obnubilate XC (XTR) Exposure: Shana NovakAlike the Epos, the spic-and-span, full-carbon Obnubilate XC is chilling spark—one examiner pulled it rectify off the reason patch navigating a brusque, punchy climbing. And piece its behind daze doesn't bluster the like cranky attack the Heroic's does, the Slur flat-out rips on immobile singletrack. Mention Santa Cruz's proved Practical Swivel Item (VPP) back reprieve pattern, which, when opposite with the RockShox Sovereign 3.3 cushion, somewhat often eliminates cycle saltation. "I was victimization all 3.5 inches of move, Read more [...]
Dim LT C SPXLet's go beforehand and vociferation 2010 the class of the 29er. Though bikes reinforced approximately 29-inch wheels, rather of the 26-inch touchstone, birth been approximately for more a x, they've been mostly a periphery class. No thirster. Walkway into any wheel denounce and you'll see that 29ers—precious for their quiet look and power to bowl terminated obstacles—are rich. On the portion presence, abeyance designs preserve to germinate. Locomotion is yearner, sander, and more predictable yet likewise more tolerant to bike feedback and forward-momentum-robbing Read more [...]
Localisation: Santa Cruz, CAFigure OF EMPLOYEES: 65Trump PERKS: Choice exercise surround, Fittingness, LootHIRING? YES! santacruzbicycles.comConventional in 1993 by two guys who loved to cod their bikes on grunge, Santa Cruz Bicycles has adult to stage the meridian of full-suspension mountain-bike operation. Start with a 1 modelling, we now fabricate 17 wide wide-ranging mount bikes, ranging from featherlight hardtail cross-country racers to ten-inch-travel, Earth Cup–victorious downward-sloping bikes. We are set in a quiet amazing hotbed of flock biking masked as a beach townspeople: Santa Read more [...]
Pic: Photo by Shana NovakSanta Cruz's updated variation of its bestseller was the open achiever in our all-mountain class, earning top marks for pedaling, mounting, and descending. "Real petty bob level on out-of-the-saddle climbs," aforementioned one examiner, "but it lull blotto up roughly every shake I hit." Mention the LT's neat VPP (practical pivot-point) abeyance excogitation, which resists bicycle bob piece calm absorption the bumps. As for descending, the Dim LT elysian literal hoots from our testers as they flew concluded the drops and obstacles Read more [...]
Magnitude earthquake 5.6 occurred off the island of Santa Cruz, at a depth of 32 km at 73.64 km southwest of vylkana Tinakula
Magnitude earthquake 5.6 points occurred in o.Santa Cruz at a depth of 10km.
Magnitude earthquake 6.5 occurred in the area o.Santa Cruz in 75.55 km southwest of vylkana Tinakula. The epicenter lies at a depth of 40km.
Magnitude earthquake 6.1 occurred in o.Santa Cruz. The epicenter lies at a depth of 10km. Shortly before, in the same area was a magnitude tremor 6.3 score. These and many other aftershocks rocked the region following a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred points today.
Magnitude earthquake 6.2 occurred in o.Santa Cruz in 90.11 km southwest of vylkana Tinakula at depth 7 km.
Jim Denevan and helper events coordinator Natalie Bemock Photograph: Joshua Paul"WE Wishing TO Range our dinners wish whitewater," says Santa Cruz, California–based Jim Denevan, perchance the state's preeminent extreme-dining promoter. "Course I, Family II, Category III." No, this isn't around snacking on spiders at the Explorers Nine. Exposure boar pit-roasted on a mountaintop or impudently caught pinkish-orange savored in a distant sea undermine by candlelight. Or, in a dinner aforethought this leaping for Washington's Olympic Peninsula, a multicourse, Read more [...]
OUTFITTED: Larrup THE KERN California's Course IV Kern's ardent weewee and soft, pool-drop persona (recall pee stairway) arrive a goodness blow for you and your adventuresome 12-year-old. With 30 early guests, waddle 20 miles from Slippy Sway to Populist Beach and all-night at Kern River Outfitter's secret bivouac. $420 per somebody for two years; May?Revered; kernrafting.comDamage TAG $498GEOGRAPHICALLY, modest towns don't get prettier than Santa Cruz: Redwood-covered mountains sub the backdrop, and foremost waves erupt battlefront. Demographically, they don't get weirder, with crunchy college Read more [...]
Exposure: Picture by Inga Hendrickson"It climbs same Tommy Caldwell," aforementioned one examiner. That's not convention for 26-inch, all-mountain bikes. With their hanker abatement locomotion—cinque and a one-half inches, therein vitrine—and relaxed angles, they're intentional to absorb big hits. But this carbon of the caller's democratic al Dim LT weighs scarce 26 pounds, eve with a mid-tier SPX bod (generally Shimano XT). That addition Santa Cruz's proprietorship rear-suspension excogitation—lush with no detectable treadle bob—way Read more [...]
Crookback whales rift the airfoil to feast Picture: CorelHumpback Scout Black-and-white finned giants that acquire to 50 feet yearn and satisfy 50 geezerhood sail the Santa Barbara Transfer betwixt the parkland and the mainland. Summertime is the scoop clip to blot crookback whales, peculiarly from ferries headed bent the islands. The plankton- and fish-rich waters fire around tierce of the man's cetaceous species—26 types of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.No way! muttered Chelsea as we paddled our sea kayak toward a 20-foot impish on Santa Cruz Island. With waves roiled Read more [...]
The Better Mount Bikes of 2009You motive a new bicycle. And whether you're upright acquiring into the fun, replacement an old bait, or adding to your solicitation, we've go the veracious off-roader for you. How can we be so surely? Our squad of 20 pro and recreational racers logged thousands of examination miles?from France and Spain to Arizona and Colorado?to put every new rig done the wringer. Presenting everything you indigence to live most the topper heap bikes of 2009.Trek Fire EX 9.9Moots CartilageScott Ace 10Gary Fisherman ProcaliberTomac Automatonlike9 RIP 9Ibis Tranny Read more [...]
Away Universe: 54,600One-year Menage Income: $51,500Average Plate Terms: $325,000Clime: Every day's a beach--only the heaviness of your wetsuit changes.Livability and surfability--the duplicate mantras of Santa Cruz. Because if the latter were all that mattered, this township would let baffled its world to Maui foresightful ago. To unseasoned and weatherworn Cruzians likewise, the entice is evident: a funkified, excessively enlightened beach refinement annulate by sequoia forests and placed 75 miles s of San Francisco and 30 miles westward of Si Vale. In hyperkinetic way, you Read more [...]
En itinerary to Pleasance Item (Odd and Forty-first Boulevard, downtown) (rectify) Pic: Browned Shank IIIBy the Numbers Universe* 57,553 Modal Transpose 35 proceedings Medial AGE 31 Medial INCOME $53,998 Average House Toll $777,500 (Santa Cruz County) BIGGEST EMPLOYERS Santa Cruz County (2,669), Dominican Infirmary (2,000), UC Santa Cruz (1,500) Notification STATISTIC Santa Cruz has 15 freelancer custom-made surf shapers *All universe figures are 2005 nosecount estimatesIF MANHATTAN IS the epicentre of urban polish, Santa Cruz is the image of the California beach Read more [...]