maui group
ADVENTURE  BICYCLE  TOURS  TO  EXOTIC   DESTINATIONS
chileJoin us in '09
or '10 for your
own personal
adventure to
new and exotic
destinations!
SECOND SUMMER TOURS Newsletter             June 2009
"Moab White Rim Tandem Adventure" Issue
 
 
Dear friends,
 
If you're a fan of tandems, mountain biking, or the great outdoors, you need to read Eric
Haggerman's piece (below) about an epic White Rim tandem adventure the two of us enjoyed several years ago.   Eric is one of the premier cycling journalists of our times (including cover feature pieces for rags like Outside). I'm sure you'll find the story and pictures very good reading! 
 
 
Cheers,
Rob Templin
 
We have a winner for our

"DO YOU DRINK COFFEE OR WEAR SOCKS? " contest in our first issue ....  Tom Gates of Franklin, TN picked the correct three rides that make up our Maui Triple Challenge tour, and Mary Farns of Santa Fe, New Mexico earned a pair of our cool hula girl socks.   Congrats.  Another contest will be coming for the next edition ... stay tuned.   But we will tell you that it includes sharing some of your favorite cycling 'tricks of the trade'.

 

 

 

Join Our Mailing List 
Forward this email to a Friend
Most of our Oregon tours are full for the upcoming summer season 
(Oregon Challenge Tours), but we hope you'll enjoy the following insight into my former hometown if you can't join us in person to experience the ambience yourself:
 
THERE ARE NO STUPID QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT EUGENE
The Eugene Chamber of Commerce receives hundreds of interesting questions - in person, via e-mail, and phone - every year from folks planning on visiting Lane County area. Here are some actual queries thrown at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, the Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County, and the University of Oregon - with some, mostly, tongue-in-cheek answers:
-Where's the Animal House?
In toga heaven.
-Do you have any toxic waste dumps?
We have middle schoolers, and they have bedrooms.
-How many days of sunshine do you get?
12
-Can you see the ocean from Eugene?
No, but we can visualize it, along with world peace, and whirled peas.
-What is the elevation at the coast?
Sea level
-Do you have any campgrounds in Eugene?
Sort of
-How many dogs are there in Eugene?
12
-Is it true they've cut down all the trees out there? Only the ones with people in them.
-How many earthquakes do you get?
12
-What day do the leaves change color?
On the 12th
-What's cool about downtown? What downtown!?
-Are people really depressed here all the time?
Man, that question bums me out
.
Quick Links
 
argentina  
Our small group tours to the Andes of
 Chile/Argentina
  are a true lifetime adventure ... with a touch of
luxury included! 
WHITE RIM 2   
 
Eric Haggerman, the writer of this
piece on an epic Moab adventure
on a tandem, is one of cycling's
premier journalists - including an
outstanding front-cover feature piece
on Lance Armstrong in Outside Magazine
several years ago.   For the full, and
very entertaining, article:
ORANGE COUNTY
(CALIFORNIA) B&B
Enjoy year-round cycling
Daily group rides (for ALL riding abilities)
home 2
 
b&b 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  home