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Tehachapi, California
Club Affiliations: Antelope Valley High Desert Cyclist
Club Hypoxia
NGRC Cycling Club
Member Since: December 2004 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 28,674 miles

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Ski Bummed and Lived in Crested Butte, CO in the late 70s and early 80s. Where I started riding an old 30 lb Schwinn Varsity that a friend had left behind when he had moved back to California.
In the Late seventies, "Bike" Guys I knew in Crested Butte, were building "Geared" old balloon tire bikes for off road using road bike components. At that time I thought it was a great Idea, but didn't get into it for myself till they came out with Production Mtn Bikes.
I started Riding Mtn Bikes in 1987 and did that 100% of the time.
Really got into Road at the tailend of 2001 when I was about to turn fifty and now do that about 75% of the time.
I've never raced on my Road Bike, have done some Mtn Bike races since 1999 and have done a couple of 24 Hour Team Races. I'm usually the oldest, but not always the slowest on the Team..... That's my story and I am sticking to it.
I'm a Graphic Designer/Cartoonist by Trade.....  
click to enlarge 2003 Klein Q Pro XV
Road bike
Description:  This is my Backup Bike. When I bought the Time Frame, my Prime Bike, I swapped out the Dura Ace components from this bike.
Now I swapped out the triple components from my 2001 Specialize Allez to this frame..... If ever I need a triple again, I have it.... :)

Lifetime Odometer: 20,917.8 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Time VX Special Pro
Road bike
Description:  I bought it on Ebay,
Swapped out the 9 Speed Dura-Ace components from my Klein...
This is a bike I could only dream about....Update I broke the derailleur Hanger in late March 2012. Can't be fixed, may turn this into a single speed.

Lifetime Odometer: 20,465.2 miles

700 x 23C Bontrager Hard Case, front, 9,493 miles
700 x 23C Bontrager Hard Case, rear, 9,493 miles
Shimano Dura-Ace 9 speed, 10,675 miles

click to enlarge 1962 Ranger 
Vintage bike
Description:  A Ranger Single-speed, made in the early 1960s.
Found it at a garage sale in Dec of 2006. Rebuilt it over the following Christmas Holidays.
All original parts except the Handlebar Grips, Pedals, Tires and Seat.

A daily trip to the Mail Box is the Longest ride it's ever been on....

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles
No planned events for 2024

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