We've seen each other around. My brother and sister both know you pretty well and we have some other common friends, but it took me awhile to warm up to your charm. Now, I..I just can't seem to look away. To webleurize (made-up word alert!) all my thoughts would really be far too much for anyone, so we're limiting it to the various bicycle exploits of our band, The Steel Wheels.
Over the last two years, Trent Wagler and Jay Lapp of The Steel Wheels have done two separate cycling musical tours, biking hundreds of miles and singing hundreds of songs. We have biked all our instruments, clothes, CDs, food, etc. wherever we're going to play. It's kind of our "bike to work week", but we're touring musicians. We've had various adventures over the past two years that I'll try to recall in these early posts. We're also committed to continue our annual tour every year and we're planning our 3rd annual tour for August 2011 in Michiana (Michigan + Indiana) with our full 4-piece band.
In the next few months we'll also try to post pictures/video and commentary on the prep to get the full band up on bikes for the tour and some of the insider scoop into our gear and strategy for the trip.
Thanks for your love and support. Go bike.
See you 'round, blogosphere. TW
Photos of 1st SpokeSongs: Virginia 2009 by Aaron H. Johnston www.aaronhjohnston.com
Jay warming up before show in Lynchburg, VA in front of Trent's Xtracycle.
Trent and Jay pedal towards Staunton, VA September 2009