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Location:
Greenville, South Carolina
Club Affiliations: 2017 Ride the Year Challenge
Club Rouge Croix
Clydesdales
Crybaby Club
Hawkeye Bicycle Association - HBA
RoadBears
WHEEL POWER Christian Cyclists
Greenville Spinners
Member Since: August 2009
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
goal
distance
2014 Total: 2774.88 miles 2015 Total: 5516.07 miles 2016 Total: 5064.474 miles 2017 Total: 1220.5 miles 2018 Total: 270.28 miles 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5516 2758 0
2018 Miles Traveled: 270
2018 Rank: # 1,614 of 2,004 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 25,905 miles
History:

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September 2009 - I have been looking for a way to get some exercise that isn't so hard on my joints (ankles, knees, and hips.) I used to ride but haven't ridden regularly in over 20 years. I had two things keeping me from riding - an emotional attachment to my childhood bicycle and the lack of safe riding areas close to home. I finally went out and bought a bike to ride other than my nearly 50 year old Firestone coaster brake bike and Greenville is making progress on the Swamp Rabbit trail and some other bike riding areas. So I am now riding for exercise 2 to 4 times a week.

November 2009 - I have been riding about 12 weeks and have logged over 400 miles. That isn't much by many serious rider standards, but as a fat old man I'm pretty proud of it. So far I have 3 routes that I ride - two along the Swamp Rabbit Trail and one in the ICAR area. The SRT routes are dedicated biker, walker, jogger paths while the ICAR has bike lanes along the roads in the ICAR.


July 2010 - A little over a month ago I bought a new road bike and am currently riding both bikes (not at the same time!) We have had an unseasonally hot June and the big heat has slowed me down, but I'm still keeping my minimum of 40 miles a week to stay after my 2000 mile goal for the year.


June 2015 - I have been riding 5 3/4 years now - 5 years on my road bike. Due to GeeWhizMan and his challenges I am putting more time and miles on my bike this year than any other year. I am stronger than I was before my accident 21 months ago, but I am also heavier. That makes climbing a real challenge. I will never be any kind of elite rider, but I sure enjoy riding.

August 2018 - It has been a year and a half since my wreck. I ride a little but only very little. I miss the cycling time, but I can’t seem to work it into my present schedule. I plan to retire at year’s end and hope to get back to riding full time.

 
Bicycles
2016 Surly Straggler
Touring Road bike
Description:  Surly Straggler, 100% Surly proprietary 4130 CroMoly tubing. ED Coated. TIG-welded. Double-butted main triangle
Fork: Surly Straggler, 4130 CroMoly, disc only, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown with threaded eylets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets
Seatpost clamp: Surly Stainless, 30.0mm

Drivetrain
Crankset: SRAM Apex, 50/34t
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
Front Derailleur: SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex WiFLi
Cog or Cassette: Microshift 11–32t, 10-speed
Chain: KMC X10, chain

Components
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Brakes: Hayes CX-expert, V-series 160mm rotors front & rear
Brake Levers: SRAM Apex
Shifters: SRAM Apex, DoubleTap® shifter
StemH.L. 31.8mm
Handlebar: Salsa Cowbell
Saddle: Brooks, B-17, black

Extras
Cardiff Trowbridge Saddle Bag

Wheels
Front Hub: Formula RX25 Disc, 32h. 100mm, black w/QR
Rear Hub: Formula RX2611 Disc, 32h. 135mm, black w/QR
Rims: Alex XD-E Lite
Tires Continental 700x32

M150616


2018 Odometer: 224.5 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 3,407.6 miles

Tires:
700 x 32C Continental Gator Hardshell, front, 3,407 miles
700 x 32C Continental Gator Hardshell, rear, 3,407 miles
Chain:
KMC  10 speed, 251 miles

2016 Trek Émonda ALR
Road bike
Description:  Replaced the Broken Gary Fisher Frame with a 58 cm Trek Emonda Frame

Size: 58 cm
Wheels: Formula RB31 hub, Bontrager CR-65 rim 32h
Crankset: Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-S
Shifters: Right/Rear Shimano 8/9spd Bar-End - Left/Front Shimano Bar-End
Chain: SRAM PC-870 8-Speed
SaddleVelo VL-1353
SeatpostKalloy SP-368 non-offset (42–50cm); Kalloy SP-248D offset (52–64cm), 27.2 x 300mm, blackaddle:
Handlebar: Bontrager SSR VR OS
Stem: Bontrager SSR OS, 10d rise
Headset: Integrated Alloy
Brakeset: Promax RC-466A, cartridge pads








2018 Odometer: 45.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 1,276.2 miles

Tires:
700 x 25C Continental Ultra Sport, front, 1,123 miles
700 x 25C Continental Ultra Sport, rear, 1,620 miles
Chain:
SRAM PC-870 8 speed, 1,276 miles

click to enlarge 2010 Gary Fisher Rail
Road bike
Description:  The frame broke on 5/15/16. Trek has a lifetime warranty on the frame, so some of the components will be re-used on a Trek Emonda ALR.

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Frameset
Size: 59
Frame: 6066 aluminum, integrated headtube
Fork: Bontrager Race, aluminum steerer, carbon legs w/integrated SpeedTrap computer mount

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Wheels
Front Wheel: Formula RB31 hub, Bontrager CR-65 rim 32h
Rear Wheel: Mavic Open Sport, Schimano 105 Hub
Tires: Maxxis Refuse 700×25, Contentel Ultra 700x25

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Drivetrain
Crankset: FSA Tempo Compact 34/48 8spd
Shifters: Right/Rear Shimano 8/9spd Bar-End - Left/Front Shimano Bar-End
Front Derailleur: SRAM APEX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano FD-2300
Cassette: SRAM PG850 11-32 8spd
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB 7420 Square Taper
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 SPD Pedals

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Components
Saddle: Brooks B-17
Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, micro adjust, 27.2
Handlebar: Bontrager SSR VR OS
Stem: Bontrager SSR OS, 10d rise
Headset: Integrated Alloy
Brakeset: Promax RC-466A, cartridge pads


Lifetime Odometer: 17,504.5 miles

click to enlarge 2009 Schwinn Searcher
26" Comfort bike
Description:  This is a cheap big box store bike that I bought to see if I was going to ride or if it was a passing fancy. I put about 1300 miles on it before I bought the Gary Fisher road bike. As I became more and more comfortable with the road bike this bike has become less and less comfortable for me to ride. Even though it is not a quality bike, it got me started riding.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,588.3 miles

Tires:
26 x 1.95 Kenda , front, 1,605 miles
26 x 1.95 Kenda , rear, 1,605 miles
Chain:
Shimano  7 speed, 1,605 miles

click to enlarge Schwinn 212
Stationary bike
Description:  Recumbent Stationary Bike

Lifetime Odometer: 1,998.5 miles

1963 Firestone 
Vintage bike
Description:  This is my childhood bike that I rode in grade school and high school. I also commuted on it for a couple of years about 25 years ago. It was hard for me to retire it so that I could take up riding.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

other 
Trail/All Mountain bike
Description:  NCED Rental Bikes - various mountain bikes in various states of repair/disrepair

Lifetime Odometer: 38.1 miles
No planned events for 2018

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