While visiting Jobst Brandt I noticed his bike has some of the same components as mine — an Avocet Racing II saddle, a Continental front tire and an Avocet Road 30 rear tire. I guess it’s not all that unusual though.
On my way home through the Stanford University campus I took Frenchman’s Road to Junipero Serra Blvd., a favorite road taken by Jobst over the decades (he graduated from Stanford). At the end of the road there’s a nice curb ramp to a small strip of pavement linking Junipero Serra.
The way Jobst tells the story of the ramp, he had enough of curb jumping in the 1980s and wrote a letter to the powers that be asking for just a small amount of pavement. After a lot of foot-dragging the ramp finally went in.
We are forever thankful for this small but meaningful cycling convenience.