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       "I am away, I am away with the wind and sun, I am the bike and the bike is me" - Robert Cormier

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First invented in the 19th century, bicycles now number over 1 billion in the world.  Bicycles are a human-powered means of recreation and transportation.  They are both necessity and luxury; the give people a sense of freedom and empowerment.  Bicycles provide mobility and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Both of us have been riding bikes since we were kids.  The stories are endless – the first bike, the best rides and the nastiest wrecks.  Maybe we’ve never grown up or we’re just progressing into the next two-wheeled phase.

Our Touring Bicycles

Leslie's Frame: Ibis Mojo Steel with White Bros Oil/Spring Shock

Chris' Frame: Strong Frames Custom Steel with Rock Shox Oil/Spring Shock

Build Kit: Shimano XT Derailleurs, SRAM chain, Crank Bros 50/50 pedals, DT Swiss 36 spoke wheels, Shimano XT hubs, Avid Brakes

Panniers/Racks: Ortlieb Classic panniers, Old Man Mountain racks

Tires: Schwalbe Marathon XR HS 359

The World According to Bicycles: 2008

Earth Poilcy Institute Statistics and Info