I can't say enough about Turkbiker. He got me involved in road biking as a weekly after-work activity with other co-workers at my previous employer. It was around that same time that bikejournal was founded. Without the interest he created about cycling, I may not have continued to develop the website. He is a seasoned cycling veteran and has many good stories to tell about previous tours and trips. I enjoy his company greatly on rides and look forward to our next meeting.
posted by slantz on 12/5/2005
Prepare to be slaughtered (figuratively) this year!
posted by VegGirl on 1/7/2007
Riding for over 50 years in the Chicago Area and the Midwest.
First century ride in 1972, last century ride - Harmon Hundred 9/9/07. Insomniacycle, TOMRV, TOSRV, BCLC Ramble, Udder Century, Harmon Hundred, Swedish Day's Ride, Prairie Pedal, etc..
Averaged over 900 Miles last 23 years, logging on bikejournal for 13 years.
Description: The Horses & Hills Master Reynolds 531 Double Butted Frame/Fork/Stays, Suntour Superb Pro Components, Sugino Aero Tour Triple Crank, SPD Pedals. New wheels and tires after 2005 Killer Grapevine crash Performance Forte Aero Bars, rear rack Performance Forte AMR+ tires. Purchased from Turin of Evanston, Illinois in 1983.
Description: The Silver Bullet Present from the love of my life, my wife Sandy after my 2005 Killer Grapevine - Trek crash. Metal Silver Columbus Zonal Aluminum Main Tubes, Carbon Fiber Seatstays, Aero Carbon Fiber Fork, Shimano Ultegra 6600 Road Group, Shimano WH-R500 Wheels, TTT Seatpost/Stem/Handlebars, Speedplay Zero CSC Edition Stainless Red Pedals. Performance Forte Pro Kevlar ETT Tires. Purchased from www.Bikesdirect.com in 2005.
1996 Specialized RockHopper A1 Comp
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description: The Busse Woods Warrior Aluminum Hardtail with Rock Shox Front Suspension Fork, Nashbar Suspension Seatpost, SPD Pedals, Performance Forte City 1.5" MTB Tires. Purchased from Performance of Park Ridge, Illinois in 1997.
RoadRunner Rear Wheel 1000W Hub Motor Conversion; E power - top speed 22mph, <12 mile range (no BJ logging) Z power - top speed >25mph, >25 mile range
Description: The Euro Classic with the Aero Upgrade Zeus Semi Pro Road Racing Bike, Spanish poor man's Campy Record copy featuring Zeus Durifort Frame & Fork (Heavy), Crank, BB, Shifters, Derailures, Hubs, Pedals and Seatpost. Purchased from Sportif of Chicago, Illinois in 1974.
Originally came with sew-ups, repainted and converted to Mavic MA40 Clincher Rims and red SPD Pedals, Aero bars, Aero brake levers & Aero water bottle cage. Garage Bat, tires haven't touched pavement in several years.