commuterDude member offline [4 comments]
Ways to connect: visit my website: http://www.commuterDude.com follow me on facebook follow me on twitter
Olathe, Kansas
Member Since: November 2003 5 Year Distance Chart
2018 Miles Traveled: 1,515
2018 Rank: # 416 of 1,798 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 77,654 miles
Rider Comments:
I've ridden with the "Dude" on several coffee rides. Very strong rider with a tendency towards fixies. A very good person to get out and stretch your legs with.
posted by BadgerLand on 12/5/2005

I've seen this "Dude" ride with sandals and stay with Cat 4 Racers. He's for real!
posted by kcspinman on 12/28/2005

Gears? I don' neeeed no stinkin' gears!
posted by OrtofTexas on 5/13/2006

Great profile, matches mine. Young rider turns to cars and Big macs. Then finds bikes agin and looses 100 pounds.
posted by Scott_L_R on 3/28/2007

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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

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

2018 Odometer: 1,067.0 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 6,392.9 miles

700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, front, 4,128 miles
700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, rear, 4,128 miles
Shimano *HUB* Ultegra 6800 Rear (2018)* 9 speed, 1,016 miles
generic **RIM** HED Belgium Plus 32h -FRONT- 9 speed, 1,016 miles
generic *PEDALS* Shimano PD-M770 XT single speed, 21,153 miles
generic *headlight* Lumotec Cyo T Premium single speed, 11,949 miles
generic **RIM** HED Belgium Plus 32h -REAR- 9 speed, 1,016 miles
generic Schmidt SON hub (2002 model) single speed, 34,021 miles
KMC X9.99 chain 9 speed, 694 miles
generic *FRAME* Retrospec AMOK v2 (2015) single speed, 6,393 miles
Shimano *Cassette* XT CS-771; 11-34T 9 speed, 694 miles
Shimano *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #2 (black) 9 speed, 4,057 miles
generic _Chainring_ Origin8 SS 40t black 110/130bcd 9 speed, 4,089 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.

2018 Odometer: 447.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 39,636.8 miles

700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix Pro, rear, 426 miles
700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, rear, 2,225 miles
generic Schmidt SON28 hub (2015 model) single speed, 4,369 miles
generic _Chainring_ Origin8 road dbl 38t black INNER 130bcd 9 speed, 426 miles
Shimano _Chainring_ Origin8 road dbl 48t black OUTER 130bcd 9 speed, 426 miles
generic *FRAME* Kogswell Model-P single speed, 38,718 miles
generic Brake Cable WIRE single speed, 4,546 miles
generic *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black -REAR- single speed, 7,413 miles
generic ** B+M IQ-X headlight ** single speed, 4,349 miles
KMC X9.99 chain 9 speed, 426 miles
Shimano *PEDALS* Shimano PD-A600 road SPD single speed, 8,053 miles
generic Shift Cable WIRE 9 speed, 7,713 miles
Shimano *CASSETTE* CS-6500 12-27 9 speed, 426 miles
Shimano *HUB* Ultegra 6800 Rear (2014) 9 speed, 7,413 miles
Shimano Brake Cable HOUSING single speed, 4,546 miles
generic *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black -FRONT- single speed, 4,369 miles
generic *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #1 (tan) single speed, 4,492 miles
No planned events for 2018

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