CaptOverpacker member offline
Ways to connect: visit my website: http://www.CaptainOverpacker.com follow me on facebook
Newport News, Virginia
Club Affiliations: Killer Bees
RUSA - Randonneurs USA
Peninsula Bicycling Association (PBA)
Member Since: May 2010 5 Year Distance Chart
2018 Miles Traveled: 0
2018 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 19,345 miles

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I had been off the bike for seven years and had not done any serious cycling in 15. My health and cholesterol were a problem. So I returned to the exercise I know best in May 2010. I won't race again; but I'd like to get my speed back and perhaps consider some loaded touring or at least some S24O's. :-)

I also joined a club of ultra-distance riders called "Randonneurs USA" (RUSA) in 2012. Check out my Internet blog at Captain Overpacker.  
click to enlarge 2013 Trek Domane 4.5
Road bike
Description:  I discovered randonneuring about eight months after buying my Madone. I knew the Domane was what I really wanted almost as soon as it was introduced! It's very comfortable! This is no "rando bike." As always, I continue to take what I have and stretch its use to beyond anyone's expectations. I've loaded it with electronics, lighting, handlebar/trunk bags, and even fenders, earning me the nickname "Captain Overpacker."

Computer setting = 2110 (<< had to store this info somewhere)

Lifetime Odometer: 7,228.0 miles

Shimano PC-1091R 10 speed, 2,766 miles

click to enlarge 2014 Trek CrossRip LTD
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  My foul weather randonneuring tank!

Lifetime Odometer: 1,622.0 miles

click to enlarge 1987 Cannondale SR500
Road bike
Description:  I bought this bike new in 1987. I rode it into the ground during its first six years. I repainted it in 1994. It was a great crit bike in the mid-90s. Even then my THR teammates called me "Retro Man" since the bike was already antiquated with its downtube shifters and a screw-on freewheel. It's a relic today for sure! I added handlebar shifters, better brake levers, a high-rise stem, and carbon forks in late-2010 so I could get comfortable on it again. The "lifetime odometer" only reflects mileage ridden since AUG 2010.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,257.0 miles
No planned events for 2018

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