Todd Hamina is a winemaker that raced his bike across America
July 29th, 2018
42 mins 12 secs
About this Episode
☝️Todd's bike for the Trans Am Race
Todd Hamina has been making wine under different labels for 26 years in the Pacific Northwest, from farming his own grapes to owning his own winery. We chatted a bit about how the wine industry works in Oregon before transitioning to bikes. Todd's been riding his whole life, but in June of 2018 he decided to participate in the Trans America (self-supported) bike race from the coast of Oregon all the way across the US to the Atlantic Ocean in Virgina.
He pulled out of the race in Colorado after nearly 1800 miles over the course of a couple weeks riding over 130 miles per day all on his own. He had to quit due to cramping in his hands and shoulders that took away his ability to use his brakes. We talk about how he trained, what his setup was like, and how he attacked each day of the race.
- Biggio Hamina Cellars of McMinnville, OR
- Maysara Winery | & Momtazi Vineyard
- Trans Am Bike Race
- Todd Hamina - Trans Am Bike Race 2018 — Todd's tracker from the race, where he covered about 1,700 miles before having to quit
- Route Maps | Adventure Cycling Association