Schmitti's Trip

The American Way of Bike

The American Way of Bike The American Way of Bike

Who and What

Learn everything about me and my mission.

Jan-Phillip Schmitt

Jan-Phillip Schmitt

Ergon Brand Ambassador

Hello! Welcome to my blog where I will document my travels around the Ergon and cycling culture in America!

I’m Jan-Philipp Schmitt from Germany, but please call me Schmitti!

I work for Ergon , based in Koblenz, Germany and I am on a mission to discover the American Way of Bike. My goal is to travel to the most beautiful cycling regions in America and meet like minded bike enthusiasts. There are many differences in the bike culture between Europe and America, I will seek out the people who can show me what America has to offer. Traveling from April to October from one Ergon retailer to the next, I will meet other passionate individuals and share the stoke of pedaling 2 wheels. As a die-hard cyclist myself, I breathe, eat, and sleep mountain biking and bring to the table a lot of experience in tech and ergonomics.

When you see the Ergon  van in your town or on the highway, don’t hesitate to stop me and ask me anything about Ergon and your bike ergonomics needs .

My Trip

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My Stories

Read about my latest adventures

One weekend with the Topeak Ergon Racing Team

There are weekends and there are weekends. I mean, there are super boring ones and there are super crazy ones. If you are on the road with the Topeak Ergon Racing Team (TERT), it’s always a super crazy one! Like my first weekend in Colorado… It started all...

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My summer in Utah…

Hi folks! I’ve just left Utah, the third state i’ve visited so far on my trip. I am now getting caught up and recover in Eagle, CO for two days. So it’s time to tell you about the highlights I’ve experienced in the awesome state of Utah! It all...

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Hello America!

Here I am! The airplane door opens and I set foot on American soil. I walk down the gangway, pass the ID check and get the stamp, which allows me to stay in america until mid of October! Chaka! I wait at the baggage claim, pick up my two cases and can’t wait to...

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Texas is really crazy! 🙄😬 Take a look at this "restaurant"!
1. Choose your pre-cooked meal.
2. Heat it up in the microwave.
3. Eat it with stupid plastic cutlery!
Extremely fast for the customer, extremely bad for the environment! 🙈 I love the name "Zedric's: Fit with Flavor"! 🤣

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This is Texas! Agriculture, oil pumps and wind power. Anything interesting out there? 🙄😴

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Grab a ☕️ + some 🍪 and make yourself comfortable! A train is crossing the street in Texas. 😳🙈 And the vid is already ramped up 4x! 🚂🚂🚂🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋🚋