Jun 12  |  Leave It On The Road – The Unveiling

Posted by , June 12th, 2013 at 5:04PM    

Leave It On The Road

The adventure is about to begin for Michael Tabtabai & Andrew Hudon. Not their first but certainly their most ambitious. The two will depart Monday from the Oregon Coast headed to Massachusetts. Along the way they’ll be raising awareness and funds for colon cancer screening and research. You can contribute to their goal here.

Both have had loved ones affected by cancer and this endeavor is an opportunity to celebrate them and their courage.

The Vanilla Workshop is excited to have had the opportunity to build the bikes that will carry them on their journey. We hope you enjoy following along with the great stories and photography from the ride and that you support their mission.

LIOTR bike

For Michael and Andrew’s custom Speedvagen cancer fighting machines we paired our Vanilla blue with LIOTR’s blue and a pop of red. The gold King components add just the right bling!



As with all Speedvagen road and cross machines the seat mast is cut to the specific height of the rider. So there’s no confusion when they roll out on day 15 at 5:00am for another 150 miles, we’ve added their names to the top tubes.


Michael and Andrew are very good at recognizing and taking care of their sponsors. Here we have called each of them out on the chain stay as a special Thank You for their support.


Ready to Rock!


The Vanilla Workshop crew with Michael Tabtabai and his new cancer fighting machine!



  1. beautiful creation you guys! Leave It On The Road is going to fighting cancer in style. This is such a great thing that you all are a part of. I hope it inspires everyone to do their part for the things they believe in.

    Comment by bk — June 12, 2013 @ 8:58 pm    

  2. It might not have been the intent, but the paint scheme reminds me of the very first bit of dawn over water (Lake Michigan for me and the Atlantic for you?).

    Safe travels.

    Comment by paul — June 13, 2013 @ 8:17 am    

  3. The bike looks incredible.
    Best of luck guys!

    Comment by peter barrett — June 13, 2013 @ 10:44 pm    

  4. 150 miles a day is never going to be easy, that is the point, but these bikes will help make it that little more so. Great work Sacha, Jenn and all those at Speedvagen. And to Michael & Andrew, Godspeed and Tailwinds.

    Comment by Chr15 — June 17, 2013 @ 2:06 am    

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