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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Club Affiliation: Rapid Wheelmen
Road Category: Citizen
Member Since: January 2007 5 Year Distance Chart
2018 Miles Traveled: 778
2018 Rank: # 332 of 1,468 riders
(outdoor rides only)
Lifetime Odometer: 38,461 miles

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I bought a cheap Trek mountain bike in 2002 for exercise. I enjoyed mountain biking but had little time to travel to the trails. In 2004-5 I lived with my family in China where I purchased a horrible road bike for $80 (see picture). I was immediately drawn to the speed of road riding. In August 2006 I finally bought my Trek 1000. Probably 75% of my miles are from commuting (12.5 mi one way, occasionally a longer route on the way home). Commuting is the best way to get in a lot of miles while still being available for my family. I'm 6'2" and weigh 160.

As of November 2014, I have cycled the equivalent of the earth's circumference.

2005 miles: ca. 1,800 (no computer in China)
2006 miles: 2,493
2007 miles: 4,180
2008 miles: 3,572
2009 miles: 1,668 (no more commuting on the bike while I take my children to school with me.)
2010 miles: 1,875
2011 miles: 1,878 (missed 2 months due to back issues)
2012 miles: 2,361
2013 miles: 2,432
2014 miles: 2,801
2015 miles: 2,775
2016 miles: 4586
2017 miles: 5059 
2018 Giordana Viaggio
Road bike

2018 Odometer: 36.6 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 36.6 miles

2013 Trek Madone 2.1
Road bike
Description:  Shimano 105 components

2018 Odometer: 56.6 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 10,932.5 miles

700 x 23C Bontrager AW1, front, 7,880 miles
700 x 23C Bontrager AW1, rear, 6,501 miles
SRAM  10 speed, 4,734 miles

click to enlarge 2007 Trek 1000
Road bike
Description:  58 cm, plus aero bar, shimano PD-R540 pedals. 4/16/07 switched to Bontrager Race Lite tires.
10/4/07 (3574 mi.) I had the bottom bracket, chain and rear cassette replaced, removed the small chain ring (never used it).
I blew out another set of bottom bracket bearings climbing hills so I installed a Tiagra crankset (52/39) with external bearings 11/29/07 (4,097 mi.)

2018 Odometer: 270.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 16,995.0 miles

700 x 23C Bontrager AW1, front, 2,097 miles
700 x 23C Bontrager AW1, rear, 1,016 miles
SRAM  8 speed, 1,174 miles

2001 Trek 820
Hardtail XC Mountain bike

Lifetime Odometer: 138.4 miles

click to enlarge Fuji S10-S
Road bike
Description:  Purchased for $75 at a thrift store, year unknown, but probably late '70s to early '80s. Updated to 105 drivetrain, 700c wheels with Continental TourRIDE tires for snow/gravel.

2018 Odometer: 414.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 4,942.6 miles

700 x 28C Continental TourRIDE, front, 2,336 miles
700 x 28C Continental TourRIDE, rear, 2,336 miles
No planned events for 2018

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