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OFF TOPIC: Citizen of Steeler Nation Riding Across the Country (NEW PICTURES!)

THIS LINK GOES TO THE PICTURES OF THE BIKE BEING BUILT Hey everyone! A few months ago I did a quick FanPost outlining my plans to ride across the country for victims of human trafficking. I thought I'd do a quick update, since I had feedback and curiosity regarding the bike. The past few months have seen the makers of the bike, located in Brazil, begin, and then essentially finish the construction of the bike, which is made primarily of bamboo. There are a couple spots where steel or aluminum has been used (the crank case, and the steering stem, etc), all reinforced with strands of carbon fiber soaked in a naturally derived resin. It's a long, long process, and the pictures leaked in slowly as the process rolled on. The bike frame is nearly completed, and just needs a few minor finishing touches, then equipped with all the bits and pieces for a test ride. If it's looking good, then they'll be shipping just the frame out to the States where I'll eventually equip it with parts here (saves on shipping cost). PICTURES OF THE BIKE BEING BUILT HERE: http://tr4f.wordpress.com/bike-build-in-photos/ There have been a lot of other cool developments as well, with new sponsors coming on board, and more speaking engagements scheduled (I'll be giving presentations on the issue of human trafficking, how to spot it, and how to help the victims of human trafficking). Exciting times! My route is on the site as well as tons of other stuff...browse around a little! Just wanted everyone to get an update on what a severely whacked out member of Steeler nation is up to. :) Blessings, Dug
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