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Russ and Laura are at it again.

Two of our favorite people in the biking world would be Russ Roca and Laura Crawford. Russ was one of our staff writers and in 2009, he and Laura set out on an adventure on two wheels. I had always admired what they have done and figured what they are about to do should be pretty darn fun and exciting. Check out the latest plans from The Path Less Pedaled.

You can read more about it on The Path Less Pedaled.

Big Adventure, Small Wheels

Our dear friends Russ and Laura have announced a few days ago that they’re embarking on another bicycle adventure. You may remember them from their 15 month + journey they chronicled on The Path Less Pedaled.

This time, though, they’re doing it on folding bikes:

Cycling Couple Announces Bicycle Adventure at NAHBS, Will Use Folding Bikes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, Texas (February 25, 2011) – At this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford announced their next epic bicycle adventure. It is their “Big Adventure. Small Wheels” tour. They will be riding Bromptons – a 16-inch-wheel folding bicycle that folds into the size of a small suitcase. Combining folding bikes and trains, they will cross the country and redefine the American road trip.

In 2009, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford sold everything they owned to travel around the US by bicycle and started PathLessPedaled.com. They pedaled 10,000 miles over 15 months, and spoke about bicycle touring, following your dreams, and simple living to people across the country.

“We want to show that car-less travel is not only possible, but is a viable and adventurous way to travel,” say Roca and Crawford.

This time, however, they won’t be hitting the road alone. Their 2800+ Facebook fans and 1200+ Twitter followers will assist them on their journey. Their readers will be encouraged to actively help them find fascinating people, local food stops, breath-taking views, and hidden gems along the way. It will be a constantly changing “choose your own adventure,” and their readers will help guide the way.

All the while, there will be constant suspense as people wonder if they can really climb mountain passes, as well as board trains, with their small-wheeled Bromptons.

Russ and Laura – 562-331-1705
pathlesspedaled@gmail.com
www.pathlesspedaled.com

Of course, we wish them luck and happiness along the way, and look forward to reading about their many adventures on The Path Less Pedaled.

Photos from NAHBS 2011 in Austin, Texas

Our dear friend (and former Bikecommuters.com writer) Russ Roca is on the scene at the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Austin, Texas. We asked him to take photos of the commuter-friendly offerings to share with you, and photos have begun trickling in to his Flickr account.

Classy Retrotec, inspired in no small part by Dutch “Oma” bicycles:
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A beautiful Littleford touring bike:
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To take a look at the full set, please visit Russ’s NAHBS Flickr stream by clicking here. More photos will appear throughout the weekend, so check back here and at Russ’s photo page. One of these years, we’re going to have to go to this show ourselves and get an eyeful of some handmade bike beauties!

Panniers & Peanut Butter

Longtime readers of Bikecommuters.com may remember Russ Roca, our good friend and contributor to the site. Russ and his partner Laura sold most of their belongings a little over a year ago and embarked on an open-ended bicycle journey across the United States.

Now, with all that experience under their wheels, they compiled a bunch of their tips, tricks and observations into Panniers and Peanut Butter:The Path Less Pedaled Bike Camping Gear Guide:

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The book is a PDF-format e-book, and it is available for $20.00 by clicking this link (to secure PayPal shopping cart). Help support Russ and Laura as they continue their journey…if the writing on their website and Facebook presence is any indication of the contents of Panniers & Peanut Butter, this e-book should be pure cyclotouring gold!!!