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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 03:02 AM

UT alumni document bike trip Pedal South from Alaska to Argentina

After cycling 4,000 miles to Alaska five years ago, UT alumnus Dyar Bentz challenged himself to go further ó bike the 18,000 mile Pan-American Highway and document it along the way.

Bentz began planning his project, Pedal South, after completing his trip with Texas 4000, a charity bicycle ride. He assembled a team in 2013, recruiting UT alumni Ricardo Palomares, Riley Engemoen and Thomas Allison to film and photograph their route as they travel from Alaska to Argentina. In June 2014, the group set out for their first stop in Deadhorse, Alaska.

Along the way, the group has been collecting stories from the locals they meet, taking pictures and video, and writing short stories they publish to the groupís site. The members plan to release a documentary film of their trip once they return.

Although they originally planned to focus on nonprofits, Palomares said they eventually began writing stories about topics ranging from strangers they encounter to local businesses.

Read more: http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2015/07/25/ut-alumni-document-bike-trip-pedal-south-from-alaska-to-argentina

Cross-posted in the Texas Group.

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TexasProgresive Jul 2015 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 05:36 AM

1. What a trek!

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 06:14 AM

2. I bet they lost some weight on that ride

unless they found some tasty grub along the way!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 06:21 AM

3. Looking a the baggage they are hauling

That must've been Hell cranking uphill and "Whoa, Nellie!" hope the brakes hold on the downhills. And Howdy to you this early Sunday morning, Towelie.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 06:31 AM

4. Early?

Heck, for me it's late. The sun is about to rise so I better scurry away to my coffin before the rays burn me. I don't plan to go outside until at least October.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 06:49 AM

5. Ho Ho I'm off on the bike-sleep well Count Towelie,

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:44 PM

6. Perimeter Riders

 

I read somewhere about a women who rode the perimeter of the 48 states and did lots of riding in Europe too . I wouldn't mind attempting long rides if there was back up like parts and medical ,okay maybe massages , fine food ,sex , drugs and more sex & drugs followed by fine food .........

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Response to olddots (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 10:02 AM

7. You left out an unlimited supply of

13 pound bikes.

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