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Greensboro, North Carolina
Club Affiliations: Team Catrike
Bike Washington
Commuter Cycling Century
Bicycling in Greensboro ride polka-dot today!
Member Since: January 2005
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Distance Chart
2015 Miles Traveled:
2015 Rank: # 361 of 2,288 riders
(outdoor rides only)
Lifetime Odometer: 71,870 miles

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I began cycling as an adult in 2000 in an effort to lose weight. I lost the weight and kept cycling for fun and commuting. I now am feeling a pull toward the advocacy side of the sport. As such I have started the BikeWashington club on, I moderate on the Yahoo! groups BikeWashingtonDC and co_Towpath, subscribe to the Yahoo! groups bicyclingadvocacy, bikelanedebate, CyclistsAgainstBikeLanes, and chainguard, and I periodically lead rides for BikeWashington and Rainier Riders. In 2008 I left the DC Metro area and moved to Greensboro, NC. As of February 2010 I joined the board of directors of Bicycling in Greensboro  
2011 Trek 520
Touring Road bike
Description:  The replacement frame for the 2005 Trek 520 that died in May 2010. Parts are being moved from old 520 to this one. Still a work in progress.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

click to enlarge 2011 Co-Motion Americano Disc
Touring Road bike
Description:  Co-Motion Americano Disc with the following upgrades:

Seca 1500 headlight
SKS Fenders
Tubus Tara front rack
Tubus Cargo rear rack
Dinotte 400R taillight on rack
Cateye Astrale 8 Cyclocomputer.

2015 Odometer: 1,100.5 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 22,212.2 miles

700 x 35C Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, front, 4,757 miles
700 x 35C Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, rear, 4,757 miles

click to enlarge 2008 Catrike Expedition CTE287
Trike Recumbent bike
Description:  Catrike Expedition with the following upgrades:

Seca 700 headlight on derailleur riser
Planet Bike Fenders
FastBack 4.0 Hydration Pack
Tubus Logo rear rack
Dinotte 400R taillight on rack
Several inches of 3M Nathan tape on the fenders and the backs of the mirrors
Topeak Comp 140 Cyclocomputer.

And that's my sister at the helm...

Lifetime Odometer: 3,581.7 miles

20 x 1.50 Schwalbe Marathon, front, 100 miles
20 x 1.50 Schwalbe Marathon, front, 100 miles
26 x 1.50 Schwalbe Marathon, rear, 3,582 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Trek 520
Touring Road bike
Description:  Frame broke in May 2010. Frame was replaced under warranty and is listed as 2011 Trek 520.

Trek 520 with the following upgrades:
Light and Motion Seca 700L headlight
Dinotte 400R on the seatpost
Planet Bike Superflash on the rear rack
A POS bell for alerting peds on the trails
Both rims upgraded to Mavic A-719 laced with 36 spokes each to Phil Wood Touring Hubs plus 3 Hokeyspokes on each wheel
Headset is a Cane Creek S-6 after a 30 MPH pothole encounter indexed the bearings.
Brooks B-17 saddle.
Tubus Duo rack set is on the fork.
Tubus Logo rack on the back.
Ortlieb Front Roller panniers for commuting.
Ortlieb Back Roller panniers for heavier loads.
OEM crankset replaced with Deore LX Trekking set (48-36-26)

Lifetime Odometer: 35,555.1 miles

700 x 32C Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, front, 4,771 miles
700 x 35C Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, rear, 5,325 miles

click to enlarge 1999 Raleigh M40
26" Comfort bike
Description:  This bike has been retired and donated to Changing Gears in Greensboro, NC.

My harsh weather commuter with full fenders. The drive train has been completely replaced with Deore LX components. The front wheel is a Mavic X-517 on a Deore LX hub. The rear wheel is a Sun Rhyno-Lite XL again on a Deore LX hub.

Lifetime Odometer: 9,428.7 miles
No planned events for 2015

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