Blythe is a general enthusiast who isn't cool enough to live in Austin, TX. Her hobbies include shaking her fist at cars, saying "I love you" to other people's dogs, and hanging out with Eric. She plans to show up mid-way through the ride and hope for the best.
Eric has been referred to as an anthropomorphic dog. A North Carolina native and current Austin resident, he has strong positive feelings towards bikes, bike co-ops, mathematics, and petting stray cats. He will be starting the trip in Alaska and popping in and out intermittently as grad school allows.