Mayors' Ride Bios - Scott Campbell

1. Which Relay link do you want to ride?

w/NBG's Martin Krieg

Hear how he Powered over Rockies! (32:37)

2006 Mayors' Ride video
Boston to San Francisco 2006 (see the 2006 Send Off video rom Boston and his Reports from the Road!)

2. How you found us

I have known Martin Krieg for many years and have worked on the NBG project with him in the past.

3. Why you want to do this ride

I truly believe in the cause to help more people get out of their cars and onto bicycles for the betterment of this planet. We can only accomplish this by providing an easier way for people to get to their destinations without fear of being hurt. Besides it is fun to ride a bike.

4. Tell us about your touring experience- if little or none, indicate many miles have you ridden over the last year:

I have ridden many centuries, double centuries, and cross state tours. I have also ridden from the SF Bay Area to Yosemite and Santa Cruz to Yosemite fully loaded and self-contained.

5. Tell us about your bike

I have 5 bikes right now. My main bike is a Kestrel 500sci. I also have a touring bike, a road bike, a mountain bike and a tandem.

 6. Describe your training regimen

I mostly ride with friends in my bike club. I have been a member of the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club for 11 years. We usually ride 40-60 miles each week.

7. How are you making time for this

I am taking some time from working now. Sort of an early retirement.

8. What are your fears about doing this ride

I have no fears of doing a bike ride. It is always fun.

10. If you are involved with other non-profit organizations, please tell us about them:

Santa Cruz County Cycling Club

11. Other:

LAB League Certified Instructor, former co-owner of Bike Threads (the only cycling apparel only retail store in the nation), held a variety of board positions for the Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club, Almaden Cycle Touring Club and Santa Cruz Country Cycling Club, builder (with dad & brother) of several kinetic sculptures including the Santa Cruz River Queen HPV (pictured below).

Scott, far right, with his dad and brother
The River Queen in downtown Santa Cruz

Santa Cruzan set to cycle across America - Read

Postscript: On June 21, 2008 Pam Slocum and Scott Campbell will embark on a Half Perimeter Bicycle Ride. We will ride our bicycles north along the Pacific Coast as far as Washington. Then head east to Wisconsin where my father and step-mother have set up a new home near Green Bay. After visiting with them for a undetermined amount of time we will follow the Mississippi River to Louisiana. After partying in the "Big Easy", yeah right, we start out for the west coast again. But not before seeing my mother in Mesa, AZ. Once we arrive on the west coast we will travel north again to our home in the Santa Cruz mountains.

We expect to be traveling for the next 5 months and yes we will be taking lots of photographs as we go. We will post the best of those photos here so you can share our adventure. We will be traveling with everything we need to sustain a good life style and will be camping most of the time. Though our bicycles will be weighted down with all sorts of provisions we will not falter. One of those items will be a laptop computer. This essential tool will assist us in routes and communication with folks all over the world. It will also keep us abreast of the weather we might encounter on our journey.

You might ask how are these two getting so much time off from their jobs to be able to do this incredible ride. Pam is retiring from her position as an Intermediate School teacher after 36 years of teaching. She is looking forward to seeing more of this great country and sharing her journey with all her friends and colleagues. Now imagine her thumbing her nose at those poor people having to get up in front of the "Little Buggers" each day while she sleeps in and then gets on her bike to ride another 60 miles in the sun.

Scott on the other hand is just saying "So long" to his latest employers for he is now a bum without a job or any prospect of another job.

We will be posting to
our new blog from time to time and sending announcements of these posts when we find the time. Wish us well and a safe passage. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon.

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