Episode 16

Todd Hamina is a winemaker that raced his bike across America

July 29th, 2018

42 mins 12 secs

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☝️Todd's winery

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☝️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.

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