Sponsorship with Old Man Mountain!

Old_Man_BikeOld Man Mountain racks have been the top choice for all touring cyclists in the world since they started manufacturing suspension compatible racks in 1996.  I’ve used their racks for my cross-country North America trip and knew that we would need them to haul our heaviest gear for this rock climbing/touring excursion. The racks on our bikes are capable of hauling over 100 pounds of rock climbing and camping equipment. We are towing a trailer to streamline some of this weight and save our muscles. It’s also nice to tag along some luxuries, like a french press and a cast iron griddle and pot for flavorful morning eggs and grits. Is it obvious that breakfast is very important to us?

Old Man Mountain pannier racks have withstood the abuse of countless bicycle tours and have earned the respect of many riders, manufacturers, and organizations. We are a small shop dedicated to innovative products and self-supported, backcountry and back-roads cycling.
Whether you’re going hut-to-hut, street-to-street, or country-to-country, I’ve made a rack especially for you. I look forward to being part of your adventures.

—Channing Hammond
Owner, OMM

I spoke with Channing Hammond, the owner of the company, yesterday and he decided to sponsor our trip with a deal on a full line of touring racks. He was the first man to create bike racks to fit Mountain Bikes for touring. A legend in the cycle touring community! Much like Thomson Bike Parts LLC, these things are meant to last and I am proud to say Old Man Mountain will be with Rob & I for some time. If I am ever in Santa Barbara, California I will be sure to stop by and pay a visit to the crew that’s helping Rob & I get one step closer to this Colorado tour!

Old Man Mountain

About Clint Valentine

Clint is currently enrolled in two undergraduate degrees in Biology & Environmental Science at Northeastern University. He enjoys pursuits of endurance and distance which have included summiting many peaks in New England during winter alpine ascents, sailing the Atlantic in a vintage gaff-rigged schooner, rock climbing in five states including Oregon, and cycling 5,000 miles across North America. He has goals of pushing the envelope of his limits and combining his many outdoors interests into one big trip. He has a passion for photography and hopes to one day produce a documentary for a round-the-world tour.
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