Dear Bob--A Journey Through the Deep South--Who's Vera?

March 19, 2010

We began our Deep South bicycle trip by transporting ourselves and our tandem in a Ford Taurus without a rack. Quite the impossible task unless you have a Rodriguez 8-Ball tandem with S&S couplings.

We couldn't add a rack because it wasn't our car. We were delivering it via a Driveaway company. But once we had taken the bike apart, it neatly fit into the trunk.

Then it was a several thousand mile road trip across the country with plenty of time to ponder, "Who's Vera?"

Dear Bob: Who's Vera?  (Who's Bob?)

Next week:
Hog Hunting: Life outside the "cement" world.


Photos and audio by Willie Weir

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday. Willie Weir is a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road, and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can read about their adventures at


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