Isabel will be traveling solo by bicycle from Monterey Bay to New York city. Cycling on the road for roughly 3 month and traveling over 2,000 miles. Sleeping wherever a tent can be pitched, living off whatever can be carried by bicycle. Touring on a bike like that takes a lot of stamina, sanity and passion. Although this will not be her first bicycle tour there was so much excitement in Isabel’s eyes as I finished installing components on her new bicycle. Every bicycle tour is so very different. Different roads, different bikes, different food & best of all meeting so many different people.
The last bicycle tour Isabel took part in wasn’t as planned or prepaired as this. She completed the last tour with her brother as a companion alongside her. Riding hundreds of kilometers equipped with no more then her grandmothers old bicycle, some camping gear and a good head on her shoulders they took off riding. Her brother didn’t have much cycling experience nor was his bicycle adequate for the riding they planned ahead. His bicycle actually didn’t make it to the end of their tour so to improvise a craigslist purchase had to save the day. After she had completed one tour she immediately new it would not be the last.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity meeting Isabel and were very thankful for spending the day with her and really learning so much. We know she will enjoy her new Fuji Bicycle set up for her tour although it doesn’t compare much to her grandmothers. I am very excited to read her book. It is currently in the process of being published in the states. We all wish you the best of luck Isabel and hope you have more then enough fun and a safe journey forward.