Cycling all my life, its a perfect way to commute. Bike Commuting was often a necessity during my teens and twenties.
Today I'm cautious on roadways whether on a bike or in a motor vehicle.
After many years of limited bike use, in 2003, I began again doing occasional work commutes and fitness riding. Logging every mile since February 2003, I began using a Garmin GPS unit in 2013 as an odometer device. Mostly, the journaled miles are work commutes.
Since August of 2006, I have used this website to journal my cycling activity. Logging and journaling is motivational. 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.
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;
ORGANIZED RIDE PARTICIPATION:
volunteer on the 9th "Cycling the Erie Canal" 8 day tour: 2007;
Description: Juiced Bikes CCX ELECTRONICS FEATURES 750 Watt Power Bafang Geared Hub Motor 52 V / 19.2 Ah Hyper Extended Range Battery Pack LCD Advanced Matrix Display Thumb Throttle Dual Torque and Cadence Pedal Sensors
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.
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;
26 x 1.25 Forte Metro-K MTB, front, 667 miles
26 x 1.25 Forte Metro-K MTB, rear, 2,618 miles
YBN KCNC 9 speed, 3,934 miles
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; GIVEN TO TOM ANDERSON 04/2016 Tom updated his bike and returned the Globe in the Fall 2016.
700 x 35C Nashbar Streetwise NB-SWRW, front, 2,030 miles
700 x 35C Forte Forté ST Cross/K Road Tire / $8.99 , rear, 1,276 miles
KMC Z-51 8 speed, 3,411 miles
Description: RETIRED BROKE FRAME 10/2018 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 Unassisted · 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
700 x 38C Michelin city, front, 6,469 miles
700 x 37C Continental city ride II, rear, 4,300 miles
other Pro-form crosstrainer 970
"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...
2007 Cruzbike 43lb-Sofrider a FWD, MBB,
SWB Recumbent bike
Description: SOLD 6/2014 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.
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
Description: gave to Dean "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;