Ira Ryan held an alleycat in Portland on 2004 that I happened to race when I rolled through town on my way to SF from Vancouver. At least I think he was on one of the checkpoints - feel free to correct me. Point is, that was the first time I heard of Ira.
Of a handful of blurry images taken during that race - this is the best one.
I lifted this from his bio. I remember his story about the rando-cat, and him talking about sleeping in a ditch on one of these particularly epic rides.
Ira joined forces with Tony Pereira to build under the Breadwinner moniker.
Breadwinner offer a slew of steel selections, but one stood out to me because of it's name. KOMOREBI (That's japanese for #lightbro.)
It's an adventure / gravel / bikepacking / do-it-all rig based on their 29" MTB platform.
More at Breadwinner.
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