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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Two Layers of Wet Burlap

Last night we dug the trench by lantern light. Three feet by five feet by four. Big enough for the six month old lamb I slaughtered this Sunday. It's roasting right now under two feet of Oregon clay, wrapped up in wet burlap with sage and rosemary. I have no idea if this thing will work, or what the lamb will look like when we dig it up tonight. Hopefully it will be a fitting send off for the bike tour we're starting tomorrow. Over four thousand miles through the Southern United States on the one hundred and fiftieth aniversary of the Civil War. If we stay motivated we'll update our progress on this blog. Right now we're thinking eating contests, rap concerts and alcohol abuse.


  1. hmm, i think i would eat the lamb and take the plane and fly over the southern united states and then chill at the beaches on the coast. but i guess a little bike ride would be fun too. good luck gentlemen and let us know when you get east of the mississippi maybe we'll bring you some bbq and your fam in georgiaaaah