Broke clavicle in eight places on 3/23/12. Surgery, 3/28/12. Started riding again on 5/5/12.
Going back to my tricycle, I've owned 14 bikes so far (3 were hand me downs). My red tricycle - a Murray I think (1963), Huffy 16 inch (1965), AMF Renegade (1968), Murray 3-speed 26 inch (1971), Raleigh Record 10 speed (1972), Puegeot 10 speed (1979), Raleigh M80 (2000), S-Works XCFSR (2001), LeMond Buenos Aires (2002), Specialized Enduro Pro (2002), Trek 5200 (2004), Trek Madone 5.5 (2008), a 2009 Specialized Tricross Comp cyclocross bike and a 2011 Trek Madone 6.5.
I hardly rode at all between 1981 and 2000. I started mountain biking pretty seriously for a few years and then moved more towards the road since I didn't have to spend 90 minutes in a car driving to a decent trail.
I commute to work (30 mile round trip) most of the time and I'm an Assistant Cycling Coach for the Western PA Team in Training (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). I also ride with the Mt. Lebanon Cycling and Caffeine Club whenever I can.
Description: Warranty replacement of rear wheel at 6,536 miles due to a few small cracks around the spoke holes. (Need to add another 115.8 - Andreas' miles when he borrowed it). New SRAM cassette (28x11), SRAM 1091, rings at 14,881 miles. New (used) Shimano DuraAce rear derailleur at 18,189 miles. New wheels (Shimano RS81 C24) at 18,189 (September 5th, 2017)
700 x 25C Bontrager R4, front, 818 miles
700 x 25C Bontrager R4, rear, 818 miles
SRAM PC 1091 10 speed, 1,583 miles
Description: 9/20/2003 - 4/10/2011. RIP. This bike was a true road warrior. It went out in true style during the weekend of 4/9/2011. It placed in the top 2 or 3 of all the major climbs on both the Saturday and Sunday MtLCCC rides. The bottom bracket was making an awful sound both days. however. It turned out that it was the sound of the BB spinning around in the carbon. The frame was sent back to its birthplace in Madison, WI and laid to rest after it was determined that nothing could be done. What an awesome bike... Rain, snow, sun, hail -- it took it all. Godspeed 5200!
Race-Lite wheels were replaced at 18,848 miles. Ultegra shifters and rear Aksium at replaced at 25,257 miles.
Description: My commuting and bad weather bike. I took the 700 x 32 cyclocross tires (1219 miles) off and replaced them with 700 x 28 Nimbus Armadillo tires. They're great for city riding and they roll well enough. When there is snow/ice on the roads I use studded tires (176 miles). Replaced the bottom bracket, rear hub, and brakes (switched from v-brakes to cantilever) at 5404 miles. New rear tire at 5716 miles. New chain at 8023. New cassette at 8965 miles. New front tire at 9690. New (2nd - actually 3rd) bottom bracket at 10261. New Mavic Aksium front and rear wheel at 11,185 miles (new brake pads as well). New rear tire at 12,093 miles. New chain at 13,310. New (used) Shimano 105 Front Derailleur at 13,485. New brakes at 13,825 miles. New bottom bracket at 15,289. New chain at 13,310 New rear derailleur cable at 13,310. New front derailleur cable at 13,325. New cassette (12x26) at 17,122.4 miles. New front derailleur at 17,961. New bottom bottom bracket at 18,023 miles (2,000 miles too soon!). New rear derailleur (Ultegra), chain, cables at 19,051. New Mavic Aksium wheels at 19,984
700 x 25C Specialized All-Condition Armadillo Reflect, front, 1,082 miles
700 x 25C Specialized All-Condition Armadillo Reflect, rear, 1,082 miles
SRAM 10 speed, 3,010 miles