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History

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Lon Haldeman and Susan Notorangelo invite you to join them on a PAC Tour event across America. They realize how much training, anticipation, excitement and satisfaction you will have riding your bicycle cross country to new places.

Since 1980 Lon and Susan have raced, toured and organized over seventy bicycle events across the United States. Their cycling experience with the help of a knowledgeable and dependable support team will make your PAC Tour expedition an enjoyable and enriching experience.

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1978 Lon gets interested in long distance cycling and rides 400 miles in 24 hours on a fixed gear bike. Photos.

1981 Lon rides N.Y. to L.A. to N.Y. in 24 days, 2 hours. Photos.

1982 Susan sets 401 mile 24 hour record

1982 Susan sets L.A. to N.Y. record 11 days, 16 hours. Photos.

1982 Lon wins1st RAAM in 9 days, 20 hours.

1983 Susan-Lon Tandem L.A. to N.Y. 10 days, 20 hours. Photos.

1983 Lon wins RAAM again in 10 days, 20 hours.

1983 Susan sets 750 mile P-B-P record 54 hours.

1985 Susan wins RAAM 10 days, 14 hours.

1986 Lon-Susan set Tandem Record 9 days, 20 hours. Photos.

1987 Lon-Pete Pennseyres Tandem 7 days, 14 hours.

1989 Susan wins RAAM again 9 days, 9 hours.

1992 Lon-Bob Breedlove win Tandem RAAM. Photos.

Lon and Susan's Racing History

The Story of Bisti

During our Mexico to Canada PAC Tour in June we were riding from Gallup, New Mexico north to Farmington. As our small group climbed a hill leaving lunch I noticed a pile of black rags under a bush beside the road. As we passed the bush, the pile moved revealing a small puppy the size of a kitten. It trotted to greet us.

Since we were 40 miles from the nearest town and ranch houses were scattered far apart we weren’t sure how the puppy got to the side of the road. So I picked up the puppy and rode back 3 miles to our lunch spot. I gave the puppy to my daughter Rebecca who was surprised and delighted by the find. Since we were in the Bisti Badlands Desert at the time we decided to name the puppy BISTI. We guessed Bisti was about six week old. We took her to the vet for shots and a check up and Bisti appeared in good health.

It was a lucky day when Lon picked up a tiny puppy in the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico. Dehydrated and scared, Bisti quickly adapted to our traveling caravan. For 10 years riders and crew got their fix of dog kisses and playful moments. The amount of beef jerky she was fed would have filled a cooler! She protected the lunch van with woofs when a stranger appeared. She never chewed up motel stuff. Her life with PAC Tour gave her lots of love and adventure.

Over the summer of 2011, Bisti began having seizures losing function of her rear legs. In early November, seizures kept her down. It was time. Our good friend, Peggy, who had been taking care of Bisti was at her side. Bisti died and was buried in Susan's garden. Lon, laid her to rest.

We appreciate all the photos and cards that we received honoring Bisti.
What a dog....What a lucky dog.....What a lucky family.