Into club cycling and long distance touring in the mid-to-late 70s with the Tidewater Bicycle Association while stationed in Norfolk with the USN. Began cycle commuting in paradise while stationed on a destroyer in Pearl Harbor. After a too long hiatus, I began 5 days a week bicycle commuting in May 2005 and have resumed club riding. I enjoy rides in the 40-100 mile range.
After my 29-year old Falcon 10-speed broke down on my commute, I bought a used hybrid for the commute and errands, and a new LeMond Sarthe for my serious riding.
Past major trips: 1977 - Whitehall NY to Burlington VT and across Lake Champlain. 1978 - Pasadena CA to Yosemite via Mojave Desert and back to Monterey CA. 1979 - Monterey CA to San Diego CA via Hwy 1 for League of American Wheelmen national rally. 2007 - Truckee CA to Lake Tahoe CA to Sacramento CA 2012 - Astoria OR to Bodega Bay CA via Hwy 101 & Hwy 1.
What's with my Bike Journal name, you ask?! I am a retired Captain in the US Navy Reserve.
Description: 55cm. 30-speed, Campy-equipped(Veloce). Bontrager everything. Steel, baby!! This is my piece of heaven in this earthly life. It is my dream bike and it even came in my favorite color: orange! (Full wash on 3/8/2015, tune-up on 5/7/2014; Carol's bike washed on 3/13/2015)
700 x 25C Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite, front, 929 miles
700 x 25C Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite, rear, 929 miles
Campagnolo Record Ultra Narrow 10 speed, 5,236 miles
Description: 24-speed Commuter bike, black. Sure, it isn't the sexiest thing on wheels, but it gets the job done. This is my all-weather bike. I have no excuse for not riding daily except for thunderstorms or tornadoes!
(Full wash on 5/28/2012)
700 x 35C Specialized Infinity Armadillo Reflect, front, 4,563 miles
700 x 38C Specialized Infinity Armadillo Reflect, rear, 5,002 miles
SRAM 830 8 speed, 1,426 miles