CollegeProfessor in Economics and Statistics Norwich University
BikeLitespeed L1R full SRAM Red 22, Litespeed Tg5 Ultegra 11 speed w/Hydraulic Discs
About Bruce Faulkner
This will be my third cross country trip as a leader. This one is the first one that is not with a "for profit" organization. Over the years I developed skills as a bicycle mechanic and I feel that being part of the MS ride provides me with the opportunity to use these skills and give back for a good cause. I have been surprised as I tell people about this ride how many have family members effected by MS. Also as we work on the details of the ride I am amazed how helpful and giving people are in providing accomodations and food because we are riding for MS. I am not being paid to be a leader/mechanic on this ride, and I am glad of it, this way the maximum of money can be raised for the good cause of helping all of those who are effected by MS. I ask that you make a donation as I reach for my goal of $1000. Thank you.
For those of you who do not know me here is a little background information. I am going to be your mechanic on this great trip. I have been a mechanic for 25 years and I just closed down my bike shop in September. My real job is a Professor in Economics and Statistics at Norwich University in Vermont. I have lead two across the USA trips in 2002 and 2003 (modified TransAm west to east), worked as a bike tour leader for Bike Vermont from 1995 to 2001 and rode my bike from Nashville to Vermont last year. I am a USCF certified Race Mechanic and have worked on 5 Tour of Californias, 3 Tour de Georgias and 2 Tour DuPonts. As a mechanic on long distance bike rides I have seen a number of unforeseen things happen, too many to list here. The one bit of advice that I can give you is that parts that you think are going to last forever are going to wear out. Other than a steel or titanium frames there are very few parts on a bike that last more than 7,500 miles. I will be glad to answer any questions you might have about bikes, drive trains, tires, wheels or clothing. My advice is to buy the best parts/bike you can afford, this is your one big trip and you want it to go well.
Bruce Faulkner's Fundraising