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SonOfAMarine member offline
Ways to connect: view my journal
Location:
Mesa, Arizona
Club Affiliations: Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. ride polka-dot today!
Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
Member Since: January 2009
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Distance Chart
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distance
2014 Total: 24112.11 miles 2015 Total: 18285.03 miles 2016 Total: 24811.96 miles 2017 Total: 26161.76 miles 2018 Total: 15238.23 miles 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 26162 13081 0
2018 Miles Traveled: 15,238
2018 Rank: # 6 of 2,033 riders
(outdoor rides only)
Lifetime Odometer: 504,996 miles
History:

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After having retired from one career, I now work for Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. as the Event Director for El Tour de Mesa. PBAA produces El Tour de Tucson, El Tour de Mesa, and the Cochise Cycling Classic. I am a member of PBAA and Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. I have been riding for 39 years and have logged over 400,000 miles on a bicycle saddle. Arizona is a great place to ride because we do not get much snow in the Valley of the Sun. A little warm in the summer, but the other 9 months make up for it. My wife Kris also rides and we share our Cannondale tandem for a few thousand miles each year. In 2014 I had a run in with a wasp that flew down my throat and stung me. It put me in ICU in an induced coma for several days as I fought anaphalactic shock. Caused a lot of side effects but finally was able to get back on the bike. Then in July 2015 I found out I had Stage 3 melanoma skin cancers. 4 months and several surgeries later I am doing well again, but ever vigilant about too much sun. Long live sun block!! Thanks to my cancer surgeon and other doctors for getting me back up and cycling. I am now fighting the cancer as it has gone systemic....inside of me. I am currently receiving immunotherapy and I am at the point where the accumulative effects of the drugs are having serious side effects. However, I am doing OK right now and I can still ride. Thank you God!!
 
Bicycles
2018 Soma Wolverine 3.V.0
Gravel Road bike


2018 Odometer: 3,131.3 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 3,131.3 miles

1979 Schwinn Paramount
Road bike
Description:  Full Camgonolo Record and Nuevo Record with Cinelli bars and stems, seat post and saddle. Record hubs and Mavic rims. Record brakes and shifters. Less than 1000 original miles on this beauty. 60 cm Paramount frame.

2018 Odometer: 30.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 187.6 miles

2015 Giant TCR Advanced SL
Road bike
Description:  2015 Giant TCR Advanced SL. Full Shimano 6800 Ultegra cabled shifting. WTB Laser V saddle with carbon fiber seat post. Giant wheels, bars and stems.

2018 Odometer: 1,066.1 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 18,031.2 miles

2007 Giant TCR Advanced 1
Road bike
Description:  Dura-Ace derailleurs, Ultegra compact crank and brakes, Mavic Open Pro rims with Dura Ace hubs, Thompson Elite seat post with Prologo saddle, Giant carbon fiber handlebar stem with FSA K-Wing compact handlebars. Shimano delta cleat pedals and Profile carbon fiber water bottle cages.

2018 Odometer: 9,994.9 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 134,904.8 miles

2003 Cannondale Tandem RT3000
Tandem Road bike
Description:  Used tandem purchased with less than 2000 miles on it from a good friend. Ultegra tandem triple cranks, Shimano XTR derailleurs, Cannondale V-brakes, Chris King tandem hubs on Mavic A719 36-hole rims, Cannondale seat posts, Nitto bars on captain and Salsa Bell Lap bars on stoker, beautiful Lizard Skin black bar tape and WTB Laser V saddles.

2018 Odometer: 268.9 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 8,595.4 miles
No planned events for 2018

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