Patrick Colleran
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Bike: A 1976 Sam Braxton (#23) refurbished for it's second cross country trip
Favorite piece of gear: B17 brooks saddle
Go-to road food:Corndogs
Best touring specific trick: Poppin curbs and riding wheelies
Last employment: Field leader for citizen science backpacking trips for wilderness character monitoring in the HPBH WSA just north of Yellowstone
Most anticipated destination: Austin, Texas
Best bike related experience: Touring the San Juan Islands with Alison E. Riley

Max Horrowitz-Burdick
Hometown: Longmont, CO.
Salsa Vaya
Favorite piece of gear:
Go-to road food:
Best touring specific trick:
on bike sunscreen application
Last employment:
Denali National Park trail crew
Most anticipated destination:
middle of nowhere mississippi
Best bike experience:
first wheely

Vince Roubitchek
Hometown: Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Bike: Surly Long Haul Trucker (Fatties Fit Fine)
Favorite piece of gear: Bear Spray
Go-to road food: Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos
Best touring specific trick: Limbo under gates of closed campsites....while riding
Last employment: Raft/Backpack Guide in West Glacier, Montana
Most anticipated destination: Beers on the beach in MIAMI!
Best bike experience: Cruisin' Avenue of the Giants in Nor Cal

Kyle Lehman
Hometown: Corbett, Oregon
Bike: Surly Cross Check with a dented rear wheel and noisy brakes.
Favorite piece of gear: Michael Jordan tank top
Go-to road food: Corn doggies
Best touring specific trick: No handed jacket removal
Last employment: Wildland Firefighter for the State of Montana
Most anticipated destination: New Orleans
Best bike experience: Crashing so hard while dirt jumping that I shit my pants.

Danny Thuerer
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Bike: Surly Long haul Trucker
Favorite piece of gear: GoLite nickers
Go-to road food: Milky way
Best touring specific trick: Riding forward
Last employment: Helena National forest
Most anticipated destination: The South
Best bike experience: Riding down hill

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cali' Chillin'

The gang put up some big miles this week and was rewarded with epic riding and some great off the bike time.  After riding 300 miles in three days, 100 miles of which took us through Big Sur, we arrived in Lompoc pronounced Lompoke/Lompuke.  Spending some time in Jaspers, the Playboy rated #6 dive bar in America, about 15 people told us the winner of the tri-county battle of the bands winner was playing a show. Once Pat beat the Pac Man high score we headed to the show and then crashed on the roof of a coffee shop. Yesterday was an easy 60 miles into Santa Barbara.  Pat's high school buddy Reese put us up.  After doing some costume shopping/lifting at Goodwill we made a huge feast then went to watch Reese's band play downtown.  The mummy costume proved easy to maintain throughout the night with a simple trip to the little boys room. Today we shredded some tasty waves on probably the sickest point break on the west coast.  Our tan lines impressed all the babes.  Some guy even thought we were in a touring band.  After working up a nasty hunger from shredding and we drove to the mountains to the Cold Springs Tavern for country western music and some top quality tri-tip BB-Q sandwiches. BOOM.  

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