I stumbled across this photoset while day-dreaming about how life is a long learning process – I am, and will be forever a student: to learn, to understand, and to implement.
This photoset is taken on a North Star Bicycle Tour Group which was organized by Bikecentennial on June 11th , 1982.
Amazing journey. I am inspired.
Short caption from the photo by Larry Hammar:
“The one-of-a-kind U.S.S. Titanic passes by Bear Glacier in British Columbia. This state-of-the-art touring bicycle was created by disassembling a Schwinn Paramount, stripping it of paint, sending it to Sam Braxton who added braze-ons for cantilever brakes, 3 water bottle cages, etc. Then the frame was completely chromed before being re-assembled with Braxton wheels (40 front, 48 rear spokes,Phil Wood hubs). The bottom bracket was a Phil, too. A triple crankset gave a low gear of 21 inches and high of 88 making possible assents of all hills encountered on the way from Missoula, MT to Anchorage, AK. Fenders, with a front mud flap were added, too. Expedition rear carrier & low riders in front completed my ultimate touring machine. This bike never, ever let me down!”
View more photos of the North Star Flickr Photoset here!!!!
Hope everyone remembers that it's Earth Day everyday.