I used to be using my motorbike down the 224 in Park Metropolis, Utah after I noticed a big group of younger bicycle vacationers stopped at an intersection. I pulled my motorbike onto a close-by facet street, jumped the curb and drove over a small part of grass earlier than ripping off my helmet and approaching the group. I believe I’ll have startled them a bit, however I shortly defined that I too was a bicycle traveler.
It was then that I met James Miska and the others in his group. They defined that they’d began in Salt Lake Metropolis and had been biking south towards Moab, Utah. I noticed the guitar strapped to the highest of James’ Xtrawheel, however didn’t assume a lot about it on the time… nor did I even point out it. I needed to cease and discuss with the group some extra (and possibly even trip with them for a bit (I want I had been using my touring bicycle in the mean time)), however I used to be assembly up with a pal and I didn’t need him to be ready for me, so I snapped the group’s image; James gave me his card; after which we went our separate methods.
It was solely upon returning house and searching up the web site on James’ enterprise card that I spotted I had met James a couple of times earlier than. Properly, I’ve by no means actually met James earlier than, however I’ve seen him not less than two or thrice within the Park Metropolis/Salt Lake Metropolis space, performing both alone or with mates (on the Sundance Movie Competition and elsewhere). Plus, I’ve heard about his musical bicycle tour throughout america as effectively.
From left to proper (within the photograph above): James Miska, Chelsea “Pearl” Laterza, Justin Walker, Javier Refoyo, Willy Nevins, and Nephi Beh.
Take a look at the Bramble music/bicycle touring web site at www.bramblemusic.com… and make sure to view a number of the Bramble music movies at: http://www.youtube.com/person/Bramblemusic/movies