Rock/Creek Outfitters is proud to announce a slideshow presented by global voyagers, Uwe Krasuss and Ramona Eichhorn. 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.
Ramona 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 Ramona 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, Ramona worked as an interpreter and translator while Uwe managed a construction company as a civil engineer. Growing up near the Thuringian Forest in the southernmost portion of Germany, both Ramona and Uwe dreamed of the day when they could roam the world freely. Following the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989, Uwe and Ramona 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: Ramona, had never ridden a motorcycle before. Ramona 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!” Amazingly, after having virtually no riding experience, travel experience, nor money, Ramona and Uwe embarked upon their worldwide journey.
Since that time Ramona 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, Ramona 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. Ramona 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 Ramona 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 Ramona Eichhorn be your tour guide for your own private adventure around the world.
About Rock Creek Outfitters:
Rock Creek is a specialty outdoor retailer with two decades of brick and mortar experience in the Southeastern United States. From the very beginning, Rock Creek has been a resource for travel and adventure gear and expertise. Through its online specialty shops, RockCreek.com and ClimbingGear.com, Rock Creek provides quality gear for a host of outdoor sports to customers across the world. With a dedicated staff of outdoor enthusiasts and gear experts, Rock Creek selects only the very best outdoor apparel and equipment from top name brands to ensure that customers are safe and comfortable whether they be kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, trail running, or adventure racing.