Monday, June 21, 2010

Catching up with more bicycle tourers in Peninsula

The steady stream of long-distance touring bicyclists continued last week, with these visitors to the Century Cycles store in Peninsula.

This is Jeff Herzsstein, Sebastion Kennerknecht, and Dan Shively on June 16, 2010 taking a break while riding from Brooklyn, NY to San Francisco, CA.

This is one of the most colorful characters we've come across. His name is Jonathan Catalano, and he started his ride from his home in Buffalo, NY, and was the second touring group to stop by on June 15, 2010. He was using parts of the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route to get to Atlanta, GA, where we was going to stay with his sister for a while to paint her house. He then planned to make his way back north and west to catch the TransAmerica trail to the west coast, then head south through Mexico, Central America, and South America.

His most interesting stories were about his most recent job as a "tower climber." He worked for a company that builds and maintains those towers for radio and cell phone transmission. His last task before leaving was to climb an 800-foot tower to change the light bulb at the top!

You can follow Jonathan's journey at:

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