Willie Weir is a name I've associated with bicycle travel for many years, especially through his writings for Adventure Cyclist magazine.
When I moved to western Washington a few years ago, I was happily surprised to learn that the author, lecturer and winner of gold and bronze Lowell Thomas Awards for travel writing had his roots right here in Seattle.
I had about a thousand questions to ask him when we finally met at the Seattle Bicycle Expo this past weekend, but I boiled it down to two: What's your favorite place for bicycle touring, and where would you ride your bike if you only had a week?
I'll admit I was taken aback by both answers.
Weir has written two books, “Spokesongs” published in 2000 and “Travels with Willie: Adventure Cyclist” released in 2009. Both are available at the Willie Weir website store. He also writes regularly for Adventure Cycling Association's Adventure Cyclist magazine.
Other video clips from the 2010 Seattle Bicycle Expo:
Monday: Willie Weir's favorite place for bicycle travel
Coming Tuesday: Bill Thorness shares 50 bike rides around the Puget Sound