Rider:
commuterDude member offline [4 comments]
Ways to connect: visit my website: http://www.commuterDude.com follow me on facebook follow me on twitter
Location:
Olathe, Kansas
Member Since: November 2003 5 Year Distance Chart
2018 Miles Traveled: 0
2018 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 76,137 miles
History:

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They call me the commuterDude. I commute to work by bike, and I'm a randonneur. I love long days in the saddle working hard towards a mileage goal; it's an adventure and a self-defining challenge that molds and shapes the way I approach and handle other aspects of my life. Whatever the ride, however, I keep in the back of my mind that I am miles and miles away from the unhealthy person I used to be, and that my life is better because of bicycling. All I need to put a smile on my face is a long piece of good pavement and some pedals to turn.

For scattered observations from the saddle, tales of commuting and randonneuring, visit
commuterDude.com

I'd be honored if you'd stop by, and take a read.
Thanks! See you on the road!
 
Bicycles
click to enlarge 2015 Retrospec AMOK v2
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  Gravel Meat-Grindaah!

Lifetime Odometer: 5,326.0 miles

Tires:
700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, front, 3,061 miles
700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, rear, 3,061 miles
Chain:
generic Mavic Askium Rear wheel 9 speed, 1,386 miles
generic *PEDALS* Shimano PD-M770 XT single speed, 20,086 miles
generic *headlight* Lumotec Cyo T Premium single speed, 10,882 miles
generic Schmidt SON hub (2002 model) single speed, 32,954 miles
KMC X9.93 chain 9 speed, 1,050 miles
Shimano *Cassette* HG-50; 11-34T 9 speed, 4,034 miles
generic **RIM** Mavic Open Pro silver 32h (front) 9 speed, 17,104 miles
Shimano *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #2 (black) 9 speed, 2,991 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Kogswell Model P
Road bike
Description:  "Monarch II" -- A tradition of how-it-should-be-done brought to life in this fine lugged steel frameset from Kogswell Cycles in Minnesota. Kirk Pacenti lugs, ECO-brand thin-wall butted cro-mo tubing. Every bit as light as a racing frame, but with special touches only a randonneur can appreciate; the perfect all-rounder! Continuing the namesake, from my fabled RTR 2002 journey up Monarch Pass in Colorado, it is a rolling tribute to self-discovery and the thrill of finishing. Many miles covered; many, MANY more to come. Fully ready with fenders, rack, lights - it's the daily grinder and brevet machine.

Lifetime Odometer: 39,189.0 miles

Tires:
700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, front, 1,777 miles
700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, rear, 3,750 miles
Chain:
generic Schmidt SON28 hub (2015 model) single speed, 3,921 miles
generic Brake Cable WIRE single speed, 4,098 miles
generic *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black, rear single speed, 6,965 miles
generic *FRAME* Kogswell Model-P single speed, 38,270 miles
generic ** B+M IQ-X headlight ** single speed, 3,901 miles
KMC X9.93 chain 9 speed, 407 miles
generic Shift Cable WIRE 9 speed, 7,265 miles
Shimano *CASSETTE* CS-6500 12-27 9 speed, 407 miles
generic *HUB* Ultegra 6800 Rear single speed, 6,965 miles
Shimano Brake Cable HOUSING single speed, 4,098 miles
Shimano *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black, *FRONT* 9 speed, 3,921 miles
generic *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #1 (tan) single speed, 4,044 miles
No planned events for 2018

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