Rider:
jnatiw member online [2 comments]
Ways to connect: visit my website: http://www.pottersfieldmusic.com follow me on facebook follow me on twitter follow me on myspace
Location:
Canton, Michigan
Club Affiliations: Club Rouge Croix
Commuter Cycling Century
Ice Bike
team bikejournal
Worldwide INdoor Riders (WINR)
Club Hypoxia
Member Since: October 2006 5 Year Distance Chart
2018 Miles Traveled: 0
2018 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 11,394 miles
History:

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Hi. I'm John. I've been riding (fairly regularly) since about July of 2006. Here are a few highlights from my cycling experience:

1972-ish
New Schwinn Sting Ray for my birthday
1974-ish (I'd have to check the hospital records)
Attempted to jump three garbage cans. Missed. Badly.
1976-ish
New C. Itoh road bike
1995-ish
First mountain bike
2004 - Couple hundred miles - no ranking
Loaner Schwinn from Don
First club ride
2005 - 0 miles - no ranking
No riding of any kind (ok, so that's more of a lowlight)
2006 - 1,069 miles - #3158
Purchased LeMond Tourmalet Road Bike (07/06)
First century ride (9/06)
Joined Bikejournal.com (10/06)
2007 - 5,547 miles - #579
First Dexter Breakfast Ride w/club (04/07)
First double metric (05/07)
Maruishi Record road bike for Father's Day (06/07)
Completed the Columbus Fall Challenge (09/07)
Schwinn World road bike as a birthday gift from Don (09/07)
First night (dark) ride (10/07)
Purchased Giant Cypress 700 hybrid bike (12/07)
First cycling commute (12/07)
2008 - 1,290 miles - #3,576
Commuting - 19 commutes/253.8 miles
Added Giant TCR C1 to the stable (09/08)
First Roller Ride. Woo! (12/08)
2009 - 1,048 miles - #3695
Commuting - 52 miles
Indoor - 57 miles
Nothing much to report for 2009
2010 - 2,132 miles - #2,408
Commuting - 297 miles
Indoor - 390 miles
Bought (and USED) my first spinning DVD (01/10)
10,000 Lifetime Miles (03/10)
Added a helmet light for night riding (11/10)
Rode miles in every month of 2010
2011 - 53 miles - #892
Commuting - xxx miles
Indoor - xxx miles
No highlights yet! (xx/11)
See you on the roads...
John

What you CANNOT control - Hills Hurt. What you CAN control - How LONG the Hills Hurt. - Me

PER ANGUSTA AD AUGUSTA ~to high places by narrow roads

“Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission.” - Neil Kendall

"The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena, who strive valiantly; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if they fail, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt 

Bicycles
click to enlarge 2008 Giant TCR C1
Road bike
Description:  I love this bike. That is all. Purchased new at D&D Northville in September '08.
  • FormulaOne Carbon Frame - ML
  • Race Face Revolution Bar/Stem
  • FormulaOne Carbon Seat Post
  • Fi'zi:k Arione Saddle
  • Shimano Ultegra SL Group - Derailleur, Brakes, Shifters, Cassette (12-25), Cranks (53-39)
  • Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed Chain
  • Mavic Ksyrium Elite Rims/Hubs/Spokes


Lifetime Odometer: 2,630.3 miles

Tires:
700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix 4000, front, 2,172 miles
700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix 4000, rear, 2,172 miles
Chain:
Shimano Ultegra 10 speed, 2,630 miles

click to enlarge 2006 LeMond Tourmalet
Road bike
Description:  2006 LeMond Tourmalet
*57cm Aluminum frame
*Carbon fork and seatpost
*Front Stem - Bontrager Race OS, 110mm
*Front Chain Rings -
---Bontrager Race GXP 53/39
---Bontrager Race GXP 50/36 [currently in use - 9/10/07]
*Rear Cassette -
---Shimano Ultegra CS-6600 (12/27) [currently in use - 9/17/07]
---Shimano CS-5600 (12/25)
*Bontrager Crank Arms 175mm
*Cane Creek SCR3 brakes
*Ride weight - 19.8 pounds (w/pedals)


Lifetime Odometer: 6,966.8 miles

Tires:
700 x 25C Continental Gatorskin, front, 159 miles
700 x 25C Continental Gatorskin, rear, 159 miles

click to enlarge 2007 Giant Cypress
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  40+ lbs of pure fun! My commuter/winter/foul weather bike. For normal riding it has some beefy 38's, but I have a set of Innova studded tires for winter. When the going gets tough, out comes the Cypress.

Lifetime Odometer: 738.3 miles

Tires:
700 x 38C Kenda , front, 512 miles
700 x 38C Kenda , rear, 512 miles
Chain:
Shimano  8 speed, 738 miles

click to enlarge 1995 Pacific Python
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  This is an old department store mountain bike. Unfortunately, it was stored in a leaky shed at the old house and is in fairly rough shape. I think it's about 12-15 years old. Still rideable, but a fair amount of rust is now present.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

Tires:
26 x 2.10 Kenda , front, 200 miles
26 x 2.10 Kenda , rear, 200 miles

1975 other 
Road bike
Description:  This is my first road bike. Manufacturer was C.Itoh. This thing came with all kinds of bells and whistles (including dual healights, which I HATED as a young guy). Still hangs out in the garage. I got it for my birthday in the early to mid '70's. One of these days I'll take her up to the LBS for some tender lovin' care and see if I can get her back on the road. Don't think I'll be the one riding it though as it is a touch smaller than a normal road bike if I remember correctly. Also, the bike I took my first real spill on. OUCH!

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

click to enlarge Maruishi Record
Road bike
Description:  1980's or 90's Maruishi Record
*Steel frame & fork (Ishawata 022 double-butted tubing)
*Aluminum seatpost
*Front Stem - Nitto
*Front Chain Rings - Shimano 600 52/40
*Rear Cassette - Shimano 600 (13-14-15-17-19-22)
---105.1 - 47.8 Gear Inches - 52/40
*Crank Arms - Shimano 600 - 170mm
*Brakes - Shimano 600
*Ride weight - 23.9 pounds (w/pedals).

A garage sale special. I noticed this bike a few days before Father's Day 2007. Jen was with me and talked to the rest of the family and bought it for me for Father's Day. Thanks guys!


Lifetime Odometer: 819.0 miles

Tires:
700 x 23C Serfas Seca FPS, front, 809 miles
700 x 23C Serfas Seca FPS, rear, 809 miles

Schwinn World
Road bike
Description:  This is the bike I started seriously road riding on. At that time it was Don's bike. This fall as he was trying to make some room in his basement, he graciously gave it to me as a birthday gift. A little bit of work and I hope to have this classic ready to ride by spring as a foul weather bike.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles
No planned events for 2018

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