My new hero: Jim Merz !!!

Frame builder and a keen cycle tourist. These pics from a trip with his wife through Panama, then Morroco and a bit of Europe really took my breath away and reminded me of what it’s really all about … the road travelled :cool:

Jim Merz & Virginia Merz Big Adventure | Facebook

They are amazing… 70’s?

Yep, 1970. And he has a great eye.

And he’s also listed all his spec sheets for the bikes he’s built over the years + some old shop pics with Mark di Nucci (Strawberry Cycles) and the real start of the Portland bike building scene from back in the day. Just awesome.