I received the following note from an intrepid couple -- Holly & Nick -- who are attempting to circumnavigate the world sans air travel and have a need for a tandem that they will use to travel from what appears to be the El Paso, TX, area on up towards Vancouver, British Columbia.
Please give this a read and if you can steer them or their quest towards a suitable opportunity for such a journey, I'm sure they'd appreciate it.
You may relay your messages through me or you'll find their Email address at their Website, whose link is embedded in the text of their message.
My fiancÚ and I are currently on an around the world trip without using any aeroplanes. As part of this we tandemed from London to Spain and are hoping to also tandem from the US Mexico border to the US Canada border. As it is very costly to send our tandem out to the States we are looking for a tandem to either buy (and then sell) or borrow for this leg of the trip
My fiancÚ is 5'4” and I am 6'1” and the ideal would be a touring set up with panniers/trailer, good brake system to deal with weight of camping gear and also suitable geometry for long rides. We will be coming into the US from Mexico mid April and will be looking to get one asap after that and will most likely look to be selling it somewhere in the North West or West Coast around 2.5 months later.
It would be great if you could drop a note in a news or classifieds section of the site. We are hoping that someone out there will have one we could use or buy, and also if people have any advice for places to see or rides to take in on the way it would be great to meet up with some fellow enthusiasts.
Here is a link to our website of the trip so far: http://www.3mphroundtheworld.com and also a link to the tandeming sections of the trip if these wanted to be featured. Hol and I are both keen writers and so we'd be more than happy to provide any reports, reviews, photos of the trip if you wanted them for the site as well.
Thanks in advance and hope that something works out,