Yesterday afternoon as I was heading up the Rice Lake road, I spotted this gentleman churning up a grade pulling a trailer. I figured he was a out of towner traveling though, but that was the case. Paul Halvorson of Duluth's Hunter's park neighborhood, was actually out on a training ride. He was packing what he would be pulling on a long trip from Washington state to Vermont.
Paul is doing the ride to benefit the Disabled American Veteran's, a privately funded foundation. He's taking a train to the west coast and pedaling east around May 10th. That's a big chunk of country to take on and we wish him well.
Paul will be riding a Gary Fisher Tiburon bike that he has fitted for his purpose. He added a front disc brake for better stopping in the mountains, SPD pedals, a trip computer, Ergon grips/bar ends, and fenders. He seems very happy with the set up and is riding alot to get ready for his epic ride.