Burley partner starts new bicycle tour biz ...

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by ROBTEMPLIN, Nov 20, 2009.



    For the full article from BRAIN (Bicycle Retailer and Industry News), please follow link: http://www.secondsummertours.com/Articles/SST BRAIN ARTICLE.pdf

    EUGENE, OR—Aft er 13 years with
    the Burley Design Cooperative, Rob
    Templin left to start a cycling tour company
    called Second Summer Tours.
    Templin describes the company’s adventure
    bike tours as focused on “cycling
    in exotic locales for the more
    experienced cyclist.” Second Summer
    Tours also does custom trips for small
    groups or businesses.
    Templin started Second Summer
    Tours earlier this year, and has already
    taken a group to Hawaii. Tour riders,
    including Pace Sportswear’s president
    Jorge Saavedra, pedaled around Maui
    and fi nished off days on massage tables
    overlooking the ocean.
    Mike Kalish from Eugene, Oregon,
    had been on 14 cycling tours before
    Second Summer’s Hawaii trip; he came
    away impressed.
    “Of all the tours I have done, this one
    had to be my favorite,” Kalish said, adding
    that one day of climbing provided
    a “challenge and conquest that will be
    with me for the rest of my life in a very
    satisfying way.”
    Templin works with Pete and Joanne
    Penseyres—both veterans of long distance
    cycling and epic event planning.
    For decades Templin and Penseyres
    have logged thousands of bike miles a
    year in ultra-endurance events. Both
    have completed the 3,000-plus-mile
    Race Across America solo multiple
    More recently, Templin would use
    vacation time from Burley to tour the
    world on his bike. His multi-week trips
    were oft en completed alone and selfsupported,
    hauling a Burley trailer.
    Next year Second Summer will visit
    Argentina, Hawaii and New Zealand.
    For more information, visit www.secondsummertours.
    com. —Ben Delaney
  2. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

    Kind of confusing press release. You started a company that does International biking tours?



    Confusing press release ...

    Hi friends,

    Our biz originally evolved as a winter time deal to allow those of us in colder and wetter climates a chance to escape the 'winter blues'. Our website explains in a bit more detail (see below). Destinations like New Zealand, Maui, and Argentina/Chile are a great 'summer' break during the bleak winter months (hence the name 'Second Summer Tours'). Our tours have since expanded to include Oregon in the summer, the Amgen Tour of California (now in May), and our California Dreaming Holiday tour in December.

    We're not a big biz but we are passionate about our cycling ... our tours are led as if we're taking friends out for a group spin or epic adventure. We offer some great cycling vacations that attempt to offer riders of all abilities a bit of a challenge in their riding.

    Rob Templin
    Second Summer Tours- Adventure Bicyling Tours and Trips

    Rob’s involvement in the cycling community spans more than three decades, ranging from the somewhat traditional (a partner in Burley Design Cooperative for 12 years) to the extreme (four-time Race Across America competitor). He holds a number of long-distance records with tandem partner Pete Penseyres, and has earned a few National Championship jerseys along the way. Rob makes his home in Eugene, Oregon, where the cold and dreary Northwest winters drove him to “discover” exotic locales where it is, indeed, summer in January and February. And that’s the genesis of Second Summer Tours.