36 & 37 years-old
Originally from Vancouver, Justin is one of the most well-known personalities of the e-bike field worldwide! Inventor of the CycleAnalyst , he gathers a huge community of technology and new mobility fans. His participation in 2018 is a major factor for the Sun Trip as he is a strong ambassador for the project overseas.
Anne-Sophie is most famous for her unicycling exploits in Patagonia (4600km) but also for her mountain unicycle crossing of the Alps on single tracks and fairly technical terrain.
Their solar bike
The vehicle that we are building is a back-to-back tandem tricycle with a forwards pedaling and backward rowing station. That’s a mouthful, but it makes sense! Having one person row while the other pedals enables us to vary the exercise during the trip so that we aren’t always doing the same repetitive motion all day long. Plus, rowing is an activity that both Justin and An’So enjoy, and we hope this will give us very good training for some rowing adventures on the ocean later in the summer!
The back to back geometry allows us to have our heads nearer together for conversation during the trip and provides a total 360 degree view of everything going on. And for the person rowing, it’s totally normal to be facing backwards to the motion, so we’re used to that 😉 The propulsion will use dual hub motors on each of the front drive wheels, and we will use a tilting roof structure for the solar panels, with an equally important role of providing us shade through these hot countries.
Build details are covered in this thread on the Endless Sphere e-bike forum