Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Frank Lenz Day
At age 24, Lenz quit his job as an accountant to attempt his journey around the world. The bicycle boom was in full swing and though Lenz had enjoyed some success in bike races, he felt that his talents were better suited to long distance travel and exploration.
A worldwide bike trip had been completed five years prior by Lenz's idol Thomas Stevens, but Lenz would be the first to do so solo, on a more extensive route and with a camera. He would be documenting the adventure for Outing magazine.--PG