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Spencerport, New York
Club Affiliations: 'BentRider Recumbent Club
Bianchi Riders Club
Commuter Cycling Century
Cycle Time Century
Perfectly Normal Pansy People
Southern Tier Bicycle Club
team bikejournal
The "Corps of Codgers" ride polka-dot today!
USA Towpath and Trail Riders association
Member Since: August 2006
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2014 Total: 3062.33 miles 2015 Total: 3038.46 miles 2016 Total: 2403.12 miles 2017 Total: 1860.69 miles 2017 Total: 0 miles 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 3062 1531 0
2018 Miles Traveled: 0
2018 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 54,530 miles

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I've loved biking all my life. Bike Commuting was often a necessity during my teens and twenties. Those early years had times when my motor vehicle operation privileges were restricted/suspended/revoked. Biking was a practical fall-back during those years...Today I'm cautious on roadways whether on a bike or in a motor vehicle.

In 2003, I began again doing occasional work commutes and fitness riding. Journaling every mile since February 2003. Mostly, those journaled miles are work commutes.

In August of 2006 I stumbled upon this website. I have increased my biking effort significantly since first using BikeJournal. Keeping track of my cycling activities has proven helpful in many ways such as in monitoring use and wear on bikes and components, as well as a motivational tool for measuring performance.

Cycling experience:
  • in Germany Fall 2011
  • Erie canal towpath from Lockport to Newark, also between Syracuse and Rome
  • the Lehigh Valley trail from Rochester to Fischers, South and East of The Rochester junction, also much of the Greenway and Riverway trails;
  • Regularly commute to work;

  • volunteer on the 9th "Cycling the Erie Canal" 8 day tour: 2007;
  • R.A.R.E. R2K Rally:2014,2013,2012,2011,2009,2008,2007;
  • Bikejournal Reunion: 2007;
  • STBC's GFLBT: 2011,2010,2009,2008,2007(BJRU07) ;
  • RBC 10 Parks Tour:2014->(May partial);2013->Oct&May; 2012->Oct&May; 2011->(May partial);2010,2009,2007(RBC40th Anniversary ride);
  • Highlander Bike Tour:2013,2012,2011,2009,2008,2007,2006,2005;
  • first ever 100 mile ride: 09.13.08(Highlander Tour)

    METRIC CENTURIES/100k DAYS since 2006: 39 as of 09.07.13; -and counting;
    Total miles
  • 2016:2403
  • 2015:3038.5
  • 2014:3062
  • 2013:2751
  • 2012:3593
  • 2011:4434
  • 2010:4762
  • 2009:6340
  • 2008:6342
  • 2007:5883(incl indoor)
  • 2006:4564
  • 2005:2049
  • 2004:806

    600+ mileage months:
  • 2015:August@601.88, July@617.4;
  • 2014:June@633.4
  • 2011:September@636.1, August@666, July@606.4, June@631.9;
  • 2010:May@670.1, April@600.71, March@663;
  • 2009: November@637.39, Setember@626.82, August@605, July@634.13, June@602.55, May@731.88, April@601.35, March@601.95;
  • 2008: October@628.48, September@715.61, August@786, *July@801.84, June@655.49, May@640.93, April@659.63;
  • 2007: April,May,June,July;

    200+ mile weeks ending:08.20.11 @200.3; 07.23.11 @201.45; 07.02.11 @201.2; 05.01.10 @221.98; 03.06.10 @205.72; 11.14.09 @218.43 mi; 06.06.09 @200.45mi; 10.18.8 @207.77mi; 9.13.8 @256.79mi; 8.9.8 @246.23mi; 7.12.8 @219.15mi; 5.17.8 @206.64mi; 4.26.8 @205.8mi; 7.14.7 @275.78mi; 6.30.7 @232.7mi; 5.5.7 @218.67mi;  
  • Bicycles
    click to enlarge 2014 EG Zurich 350 IX
    Electric bike
    Description:  EG Zurich 350 IX Step-thru
    700C Hybrid Electric Bicycle
    · All AL Alloy 19” Hybrid Bicycle
    Step-thru Frame
    - Hi-ten Steel front EBike Fork w/ deflopinator
    · 7 Speed Shimano Nexus Rear Hub with (16t sprocket-03/11/15)
    · Microshift Index Shifters
    · Tektro AL Alloy Electric Bike Brake Levers
    · AL Alloy Front Motor Hub
    · Shimano Derailleur cables
    · Premium Velo low profile Hybrid Bike Saddle
    · AL Alloy Seat Post
    · SS KMC Chains and SS Spokes
    · AL Alloy Hybrid Bike Handle Bar
    · AL Alloy Pedals
    · AL Alloy Front and Rear Promax V-Brakes
    · High Performance Front and Rear
    LED Lamps
    · CST 700x38c Michelin City pro-tek Kevlar Tires with reflector trim
    · AL Alloy double walled Rims
    · Lightweight and Sturdy AL alloy
    Rear Rack,
    · ABS Chainguard that fully encloses the drive train and ABS Fenders
    · 36V 350W Brushless Electric Motor
    with gears
    · Lockable and Removable
    36V 12AH Li-Ion Battery
    · Up to 50 miles Range per charge
    · Up to 25 mph on electric motor
    · 3 modes of operation:
    - Electric Motor Power mode,
    - Electric Pedal Assist mode
    with 4 power level settings
    - Manual mode
    · Thumb Lever Throttle for Ultimate
    Speed Control and Comfort
    · AL Alloy Mid Kick Stand
    · Available Color:
    - Matte Super Black
    - Polished Aluminum Silver
    · Total Net Weight
    including the 12AH battery is 57 lbs
    Purchased May 3rd 2014, Delivered 5/7/14

    Lifetime Odometer: 6,910.2 miles

    700 x 38C Michelin city, front, 4,951 miles
    700 x 37C Continental city ride II, rear, 2,782 miles

    click to enlarge 2011 Cruzbike Quest (32lb) FWD,MBB,
    SWB Recumbent bike
  • STATS:
    Wheelbase 1057mm (41 5/8");
    Total Length 1727mm;
    Seat Height (minimum) 593mm (23");
    Crank (BB) Height 585mm (shortest xseam) to 496mm (longest x-seam);
    Shortest fitting xseam 971mm (38");
    Longest fitting xseam 1170mm (46").
  • Custom designed power triangle with telescoping calibrated inner tube giving a huge 11” adjustment;
  • oversize 34.9mm outer tube for additional stiffness, and constructed from quality 7005 T6 aluminum alloy.
  • Custom-designed Suspension
  • Frame: 7005 T6 aluminum alloy in bright autumn orange color. Frame designed for folding for compact travel in luggage.
  • Custom Cruzbike Seat: 2 piece, The seat base and backrest are independently adjustable. The unique seat design locates the rider in position on the bike to allow you to clearly feel and enjoy the handling. Cushions, machine washable! Dual layer reticulated polyester open cell foam on top of EVA closed cell foam enclosed in a sportswear polyester cover.
  • Fork: Custom design FWD Suspension Steerer with 135mm wheel dropouts, 40mm travel and extra stiff spring, engineered exclusively for Cruzbike.
  • Diacompe Diatech headset.
  • Stem: Specialized Adjustable, quill, 3D forged alloy(from my '05 Globe)
  • Rear suspension: Kind Shock Kspeed 261 Shock in a unitary rear triangle, delivering a pogo-free ride.
  • Disc brakes front and rear. Avid BB5 mechanical disk brakes on wave style rotors, 160mm front and 140mm rear, mated with Avid levers.
  • SRAM Dual Drive Internally Geared 3-speed hub, with 9-speed 11-28 derailleur system giving 27 gears.
  • Cruzbike 42 e-ring, a 42 tooth elliptical front chainring to smooth out the pedaling action.
  • Handlebars: 600mm wide alloy seagull; 65mm
  • Computer/Odometer: Schwinn 15 function wireless
  • Lighting: Bell Radian head and tail lights
    Purchesd: 10/20/11; delivered: 10/28/11;

    Lifetime Odometer: 3,895.7 miles

    26 x 1.25 Forte Metro-K MTB, front, 629 miles
    26 x 1.25 Forte Metro-K MTB, rear, 2,580 miles
    YBN KCNC 9 speed, 3,896 miles

  • click to enlarge 2005 Bianchi 32lb-Castro Valley
    Road bike
    "Gang"Green(not typical Bianchi green) on steel frame w/black fenders
    Shimano generator front hub w/headlight
    9spd commuter, 48T changed to 39T chainwheel in 2008, ;
    11x32 cassette
    700x28 tires,
    Tandem style deep "V" rear wheel
  • July2011: changed front wheel to Vuelta HD
  • (Mar.2010: Vuelta HD (36spoke) rear wheel);
  • (Mar. 2010: added triple Tiagra crank:50/39/30 w/170mm crank arms, replaced rear derailer, added front derailer and Left Sora Brifter)
  • (May 2010: replaced damaged Tiagra Brifter w/newer Tiagra)

    Lifetime Odometer: 13,061.0 miles

    700 x 28C Forte Strada-K Road tire, front, 2,109 miles
    700 x 28C Forte GT2/K Kevlar Belt, rear, 457 miles
    KMC SRAM f6 pc951  9 speed, 5,324 miles

  • click to enlarge 2007 Dahon 32lb-Cadenza
    Folding bike
    Description:  SPECIFICATIONS:
    COLOR Obsidian
    SPEEDS: 16
    FRAME SIZE: L (20")
    FOLDED SIZE: 39 x 81 x 94 cm (15.4" x 31.9" x 37")
    WEIGHT: 12.4 kg (27.3 lbs.)
    FRAME: OA Series, 7005 aluminum, patented LockJaw hinges, replaceable derailleur hanger, integrated head tube
    FORK: Straight, chromoly, integrated design
    HANDLEBAR: Ritchey, 6061-T6 aluminum, straight
    HEADSET: Dahon Fusion, Zero stack, cartridge, sealed, conical spacer
    GRIPS:Ergon GC2-L
    SADDLE:Brookes B-17 BLK
    SEAT POST: BioLogic™ PostPump, 31.6mm
    BRAKES: Kinetix SpeedStop V brakes, mini brake bolts, stainless link and anchor bolt, "SilentGrip" ceramic brake pads
    CABLES AND HOUSING: Dahon LiveWire, SIS housing, slick cable
    WHEELS(updated @512miles): Sun/Rhyno rims and Shimano hubs(SR-D525 SUN/DEORE 525 MOUNTAIN WHEEL), done up with 15 gage spokes in a 3x pattern;
    SHIFTERS: Shimano flat bar, trigger
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Microshift, forged aluminum, for flat bar road
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Tiagra SS
    CRANKSET: FSA Vero Compact, 50-36T
    CASSETTE: Sram 8 speed, 11-32T
    CHAIN: KMC Z82
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Cartridge, sealed bearings
    PEDAL: PowerGrips Sport pedals

    Lifetime Odometer: 4,871.4 miles

    26 x 1.25 Nashbar Streetwise NB-SWRW, front, 2,244 miles
    26 x 1.25 Nashbar Nashbar Streetwise NB-SWRW, rear, 2,227 miles
    KMC Z82 8 speed, 4,871 miles

    click to enlarge 2005 Specialized 40lb-Globe
    700c Hybrid bike
    Description:  A heavy commuter; aluminum frame with plastic fenders, front generator hub with through the frame wiring, all Shimano; Suspension fork -replaced with non suspension fork Nov 1st '08; suspension seat post(nice); Brooks B-17 saddle; Power Grip pedals;
    48x38x28 hyperglide chainwheels; 8spd cassette 12x32;
    Tom updated his bike and returned the Globe.

    Lifetime Odometer: 11,602.8 miles

    700 x 35C Nashbar Streetwise NB-SWRW, front, 1,939 miles
    700 x 35C Forte Forté ST Cross/K Road Tire / $8.99 , rear, 1,185 miles
    KMC Z-51 8 speed, 3,320 miles

    2011 NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 PRO
    Stationary bike
    "Cycle Time" only -on stationary exercise devices; After all, a stationary device doesn't go anywhere.

    There are Elliptical road bikes.

    Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

    click to enlarge 2007 Schwinn 213 recumbent
    Stationary bike
    "Cycle Time" only -on stationary exercise devices; After all, a stationary device doesn't go anywhere.

    computer console features:
    1 manual program
    10 profile programs (user modifiable)
    3 heart rate control programs
    2 custom user-defined programs
    TT program
    Fitness test
    user defined:
    calorie goals
    recovery mode
    results mode

    Lifetime Odometer: 105.2 miles

    click to enlarge 1972  Fanciful Flyer
    26" Comfort bike
    Description:  a rudderless, bevel geared, flying bike design -1972 ART CLASS;

    Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

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    700c Hybrid bike
    Description:  Rental bike/Test riding

    Lifetime Odometer: 65.1 miles

    click to enlarge other Pro-form crosstrainer 970
    Stationary bike
    "Cycle Time" only -on stationary exercise devices; After all, a stationary device doesn't go anywhere.

    I ride it sometimes but my wife does her 6 miles every day.
    Currently in need of repair...

    Lifetime Odometer: 605.3 miles

    click to enlarge 2007 Cruzbike 43lb-Sofrider a FWD, MBB,
    SWB Recumbent bike
    Description:  an adaptation of an upright bike frame made into a unique recumbent SWB design; FWD and a moving bottom bracket(MBB) with excellent handling/maneuvering characteristics;
    My first recumbent, wife says: last bike I'm buying!
    8 speed mega range cassette; 42T chaingear
    July 2010 upgrades:
  • replaced 26 inch wheel to 700c wheel (front/drive wheel only) -decreases wind resistance aero-dynamics;
  • replaced existing front brake to accomodate larger diameter wheel;
  • replaced mega range cassette with new 11x29cassette
  • replaced single 42 tooth crank with new triple
    (46/34/24 Race Face chainrings, Andel crankarms trimmed to 153MM);
  • added new front derailler(Shimano Acera);
  • added clamp-on cable stop;
  • added Left thumbshifter (Sun Race)
    ~SOLD 6.15.14 TO Charles Duma, Ottowa, Can.

    Lifetime Odometer: 9,062.7 miles

    700 x 28C Forte Strada-K Road tire , front, 407 miles
    26 x 1.3 Continental Sport Contact, rear, 1,675 miles
    KMC  8 speed, 9,063 miles

  • click to enlarge 1990 Royce Union Express
    700c Hybrid bike
    Description:  1 pc "oldstyle" forged crankarms and spindle, double chainwheel 35x50
    6spd freewheel 28x14
    steel frame w/black fenders
    700x38 specialized infinity tires
    Donated to co-worker January 2010

    Lifetime Odometer: 4,943.1 miles

    click to enlarge 2005 REI Army Recon
    Folding bike
    Description:  "ATB type Folding" Manufacture: China
    Mostly generic components w/Shimano crank
    24spd; 26x1.75 tires
    full suspension
    ~Donated TO BROTHER IN LAW Dean~ -hoping it has become a useful auxiliary transportation device;

    Lifetime Odometer: 162.2 miles
    No planned events for 2018

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