Brad Sauber and Dawn Lyon met in March 2004 in New Zealand.  Dawn was a guest on a Bicycle Adventures tour — and Brad was the lead guide, who had just been promoted to Operations Manager for the company. After 10 days on the trip and another week in country, Brad and Dawn became “we and us.”  Dawn went on to travel through Asia on her own. Upon her return to the U.S., their (long-distance) relationship began.  They split their time between his home outside Seattle and her home in San Francisco.  

In March of this year (on the anniversary of meeting), Brad (finally) proposed to Dawn.  (Yeah!!) He designed a beatiful ring etched in the New Zealand fern.  This blog will chronicle our elopement (getting married in Thailand by monks October 5) and (non-cycling) adventures in Thailand, Bhutan, India and Japan. 

We invite our friend and family to travel along with us.

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7 Responses to “About”

  1. Bob Polis said

    Well, who would have guess a proposal and then marriage: WOW! Cannot wait to hook up with you two. bob polis

  2. braddawn said

    See you in Bhutan Bob…can’t wait!!!

  3. Kelly said

    Congratulations to both of you! Dawn, We don’t know you yet, but we’re looking forward to meeting you. Brad, good on you, bruthah. It looks like the ceremony took place while we were up in the Austrian Alps. So, we apologize that this is a bit late, but know that our thoughts are with you.

    Aloha, Christie and Kelly

  4. Nathan Moore said

    Gidday guys
    Wow …..I remember the day very clearly ! Brad running out of the B&B ” Nath- come inside quick we’ve got a hottie on this trip !! , she’s stunning check her her out.” Who would have thought ! Well one thing lead to another and another to Thailand- CONGRADS to you both from downunder and we are very happy to read that there is something on your finger that has a touch of Kiwi – nice touch mate! Your trip sounds amazing and it’s making great reading. Safe travels and best wishes and be safe from the Moore clan-Nathan,Tamara,Caelin,Taylor and Hunter.
    Yes Hunter(6yrs) Brad is the Big guy with a wee bit of hair on his face and lorry is the wee guy with Heaps of hair on his face !!

  5. lorry levine said

    Brad & Dawn: Loved keeping tabs on your adventures and proud of you as true citizens of the world. Celebrate daily, honor the life you share and come back home safely. We all miss you guys!

  6. Travis "Captain" Monroe said

    Hey Brad, Long time! Congratulations on your wedding, as well as your long travels. Geez, I know that I have been riding and racing mountain bikes, but you have kept on rollin’. Please pass my best wishes on to your new bride. Feel free to get back to me when you can!
    Monroe

  7. Mader said

    OK… So this was the first time I checked the ‘about’ link… I didn’t know the story (about meeting and the engagement)! What a great story….

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