This a used 2004 or 2005 Lightning P-38 Voyager with S&S couplings that allows the bike to fit into a suitcase. Since I have a Blue Angel theme Phantom, I’ve decided to paint the Voyager in Air Force Thunderbird red, white, and blue colors. There’s no way it will be finished by Spectrum Powderworks before your gallery deadline for the pedals, so I’ve added the colors as they will appear.
The bike traveled in the car on a recent trip to Oregon, Washington, and Crescent City in California, and it now takes about 30 minutes to take the bike apart and pack it in the suitcase and 45 minutes to assemble it. The Voyager and the Phantom will share commuting duties with the Phantom assigned to lugging loads with fenders, racks, and wider tires.
I did most of my riding on vacation during a week in Crescent City, but the rose is from the International Rose Test Garden in Portland. I thought I would take a long ride, but just a half-mile from the hotel, the Rose Garden kept me there until the sun set.
We’ll have to get rid of at least one car to make room for the less-used Specialized M2, and the William Sampson tandem (for marital harmony), but all the vehicles are guarded by the security cat. —Larry