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Gallery of Velo Hobos

I’ve added a new page to the blog: Gallery of Velo Hobos.  Raquel and I have been hosting bike tourists as they pass by our way.  We’ve hosted quite a few in the past two years and each and every one has brought a little adventure into our home.  Some found us through Warm Showers, an organization linking bike tourists with hosts.  Others found us through The Velo Hobo, and one or two just showed up at the local bike shop, Bryson City Bicycles.

As you browse the photos you may notice that touring is not a cookie-cutter activity.  Some have their kit neatly stowed away in matching panniers; some have no panniers at all.  A few are riding touring bikes and a few are on mountain bikes.  Some have massive loads while others almost seem to be out for a day ride.   

I’ll continue to post pictures as more show up at our door.  Click the tab at the top of the page or if you’re reading via an e-mail subscription or RSS reader follow this link to visit the page: 

Gallery of Velo Hobos.

Thanks to all the Velo Hobo readers.  Around a thousand visitors a week and the numbers just keep growing.  Jack

  1. May 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Hello Jack! I’m glad you’re having such a great spring! I just wanted to touch base with you and give you an update on our adventure.

    We are just about two weeks from our departure. I’d go today if they’d let me! Jack is working our great. We have started a team blog at http://www.cherokeeriders.net We have started talking about a bike club at the high school as well as continuing the team as a local bike club- Cherokee Riders.

    The team has made the climb to Waterrock Knob twice- once from Soco Gap and once from Balsam Gap. I posted photos and videos on the blog. Some are most amusing. The hardest part is choosing a ride it’s easy for Jack to make since he drives from Snowbird. We talked about the Tootie’s Cafe loop, and I suggested that if we needed a 3 hour ride just do that loop several times. We’ll see.

    I’m afraid I’m becoming quite a Fred. I’ve been looking like crazy for “son of Pepe” (Pepe was my first road bike- a 1996 Giant CFR-3). I have my eye on a 2003 Trek 5900….. maybe it’s time for an intervention! LOL

    Anyway, keep’m spinnin.


  2. The Velo Hobo
    May 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for the update Hugh. I’ll be sure to post something when you guys take off. What an adventure! The Tootie’s cafe loop is a beautiful area…Yellow Creek is nearby. Yellow Creek is a killer featuring the steepest paved road in North Carolina. Apart from that one short wall to climb, its fairly moderate.

    See ya out there, Jack

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