This is Michaela & Stefan. Both just started a model-career for Oesterreichwerbung. Besides that they are - surprise surprise - also into all kinds of outdoor activities!
I had the pleasure to meet Michaela three years ago as we spontaneously teamed up to take part in Linz´s first urban obstacle race - definitely a fun thing to do! That was also the starting point for riding our road bikes together, as Michaela turned out to be a multi-talented sportswoman. I enjoyed those rides a lot! As she already mastered a couple of long range tours herself, I/we had the chance to learn from her experiences. Michaela supported 5499km.com from the very beginning, not only by sharing information but also by helping to organize equipment for our trip.
Stefan is a friend & supporter from the old days. He got addicted to cycling (MTB in particular) about two years ago. No wonder he liked our idea of crossing the States by bike as he is into crazy & extraordinary leisure activities as well!
We very much appreciate your support as friends & donators!