Back Alley Bike Repair (Seattle)

This is a great local bike shop. They have been supportive of myself and many other cyclists in the area for a while. Ben and Julian are both very active in the Seattle bicycle community. Back Alley set me up with a great set of hand-built wheels. The ride is so smooth, I am loving them. Plus, they helped out with all the other little things that a bike needs for a trek around the globe. These guys rock!

Ti Cycles (Portland)

Ti Cycles was great for helping out with this trip. Eric and Dave did a lot to make this happen. The provided a Ren Waypoint frame for this expedition. It is the perfect vehicle for this journey. Strong and robust, it has mounts for my racks and clearance for wide tires. Plus, the bike rides like a dream. I couldn't ask for anything better.