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Rock/Creek Outfitters to Host Renowned Global Motorcyclist

Chattanooga-based outdoor specialty store will hosting Ramona Eichhorn as she presents her slideshow entitled ‘Freedom on Two Wheels,’ July 16th at 7 pm
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Rock/Creek Outfitters is proud to announce a slideshow presentation by renowned global voyager, Ramona Eichhorn. The slideshow entitled ‘Freedom on Two Wheels' is based on Uwe Krasuss and Ramona Eichhorn's motorcycle trip around the world. The event will take place at the 100 Tremont Street, Rock Creek Outfitters location at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 16th. This is an event that should not be missed. Romona and Uwe have spent the past five years taking pictures and recording all of their adventures traveling by motorcycle in over forty different countries. Their trips have ranged from the rainforests of southern Chili to the coasts of New Zealand. Both Uwe and Romona work as freelance photojournalists for numerous international magazines and publications, such as RoadRUNNER Magazine. Donations at the door will benefit Uwe and Ramona's traveling funds, and their striking photographic prints will also be available for purchase.

Before becoming a global adventurer via motorcycle, Romona worked as an interpreter and translator while Uwe managed a construction company as a civil engineer. Growing up near the Thuringian Forest in the southern most portion of Germany, both Romona and Uwe dreamed of the day when they could roam the world freely. Following the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989, Uwe and Romona got together and dreamed up an adventure so crazy that it left many of their friends and family scratching their heads. Their plan was to sell all of their possessions and attempt to ride a motorcycle around the world in five years. There was only one problem, Romona, had never ridden a motorcycle before. Romona recalls, “By mid-November I finally had a license in my pocket. The very next day winter arrived and heavy snow fell. Therefore, my ‘riding experience' was severely limited…I would eventually have to improve my ‘riding skills' on the way! (rrmotorcycling.com).” Amazingly, after having virtually no riding experience, travel experience, nor money Romona and Uwe embarked upon their worldwide journey.

Since that time Romona and Uwe have traveled the world and visited some of the most beautiful and dangerous sites on the face of the planet. From dealing with sticky customs officials at the Liberian border, mechanical issues in Egypt, to roaming the Carretera Austral in Chile, Romona and Uwe are modern day Magellans. They have traversed across some of the most technical and desolate expanses of land on the face of the Earth. Romona best sums up their journey when she says, “We wanted to ride off the beaten path…the worst roads would always lead you to the most beautiful places.”

Recently, Uwe and Romona were featured at the Americade in Lake George and at the Honda Hot in Knoxville. Since starting their globetrotting, these moto-adventurers have written for over fourteen different international publications as freelance journalists. Read about their current adventures in South America in RoadRUNNER magazine. Be sure to be at Rock/Creek on the 16th of July at 7 p.m. and let Romona Eichhorn be your tour guide for your own private adventure around the world. For images and more information please visit our website.

About Rock/Creek Outfitters:

Rock/Creek Outfitters is a specialty outdoor retailer with two decades of brick and mortar experience in the Chattanooga region. In addition, RockCreek.com makes our outdoor apparel and gear available to people around the world. We are committed to personal and professional leadership in the outdoor industry and the larger community, especially with regard to environmental initiatives. We use outdoor retail as a platform to encourage all people to get outside and become active. Rock/Creek Outfitters is equipped to prepare you for outdoor activities and adventures including kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, and many more. We know that in order to make a positive impact on the environment, we need to share our own love of the outdoors with others. For this reason, our sponsorship and environmental efforts are aimed at promoting outdoor recreation, providing people with the outdoor apparel and gear they need to enjoy outdoor recreation, and permanently improving access to the backcountry.

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