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Location:
Hazelwood, Missouri
Club Affiliations: Club Rouge Croix
Commuter Cycling Century
Member Since: January 2005
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
goal
distance
2014 Total: 3280.24 miles 2015 Total: 3031.27 miles 2016 Total: 3500.84 miles 2017 Total: 4592.11 miles 2018 Total: 2870.41 miles 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 4592 2296 0
2018 Miles Traveled: 2,870
2018 Rank: # 497 of 2,004 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 68,189 miles
History:

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Got my first road bike (a Huffy 10-speed) for Christmas when I was in the fourth grade. There were times when I would ride it while pulling a lawn mower behind me to do lawn work and earn some money. When I was in college (in another state) I bought a 12-speed at K-Mart and started doing some regular riding during the summer before my senior year.

After graduating and working a few years, I picked up the bike, again, to try and get in shape for a 30 mile bike race at my college alma mater as part of Homecoming festivities.

I don't race, I just ride for exercise and enjoyment, and enjoy doing long distance cycling. 
Bicycles
click to enlarge 2016 Fuji Roubaix 1.1
Road bike
Description:  Replacement frame because of broken chain-stay at the rear axle mount. Had to replace the bottom bracket cartridge, the front derailleur (because of the size of the seat tube), and use the fork from the '09 Roubaix, because the steer tube was carbon and I have extensions to raise the handlebar height.

2018 Odometer: 2,263.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 7,696.9 miles

Tires:
700 x 25C Continental Gatorskin , front, 2,120 miles
700 x 25C Continental Gatorskin , rear, 2,120 miles
Chain:
SRAM  9 speed, 5,595 miles

click to enlarge 2009 Fuji Roubaix RC
Road bike
Description:  It is actually my 2003 Newest with a new frame. Fuji upgraded my replacement frame because they no longer make Newest frames larger than 58 CM - and the 61 CM is a little small for me.

Lifetime Odometer: 11,871.4 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Fuji Supreme
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  Bought for the purpose of riding more during colder months and potentially commuting to work. Actually, took it for its first ride by riding to my work (on Saturday) and back.

Started biking to work in May - two days a week - to complement my riding/training. Have enjoyed a couple jaunts on the KATY trail (another alterior purpose) and other paved trails with the wife & kid!

Have given this bike the name Diana - I don't know the names of the other Supremes.


2018 Odometer: 606.6 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 23,221.0 miles

Tires:
700 x 35C Nashbar Nashbar Mechanical Mountain Bike Disc Brake Set, front, 12,071 miles
700 x 32C Specialized Nimbus Sport, front, 3,315 miles
700 x 35C Nashbar Nashbar Mechanical Mountain Bike Disc Brake Set, rear, 11,751 miles
700 x 32C Specialized Infinity, rear, 1,355 miles
Chain:
Shimano 8 speed cassette  8 speed, 560 miles
Shimano Chain 8 speed, 560 miles

1994 Schwinn LeTour
Touring Road bike
Description:  Purchased in spring of 1994.

Now relagated for 'rollers duty' only.


Lifetime Odometer: 7,293.6 miles

click to enlarge 2003 Fuji Newest
Road bike
Description:  Developed a crack in the rear rim after 2331 miles. Received a replacement wheel, but it had spoke problems - had to replace 9 of them in just 1755 miles. Received another replacment wheel, and it lasted 549 miles before breaking a spoke - and another 2 miles trying to get home before breaking the 2nd. Broke two more - separate incidents - before getting a custom replacement wheel.

Otherwise, the bike is a nice ride that I have enjoyed since the day I test drove it.

Have named this bike Dory, from Finding Nemo - she's a "natural blue" and "built for speed"


Lifetime Odometer: 18,231.2 miles

Co-Motion 
Tandem Road bike
Description:  Borrowed from David & Christy Ball, Bowling Green, KY. They just got a new tandem, and could not take it, their two single bikes and the old tandem back home from WI Camp in Beloit.

Jacque & I sure enjoyed using this bike to learn to ride 'tandem'. Since David has come by and picked up his bike, we have missed it. When we ride our single bikes on the path we frequented w/the tandem, as we climb the one short/steep hill, we both comment about doing the hill on the tandem sure seemed like less work.

We test drove a Co-Motion Primera in July 07 - it was about our size!. We will get a tandem, one soon - may be in '08!


Lifetime Odometer: 37.8 miles
No planned events for 2018

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