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Chicago, Illinois
Club Affiliations: Club Rouge Croix
Commuter Cycling Century
Member Since: June 2004 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 33,965 miles
Rider Comments:
very interesting nickname,

posted by ELBE95 on 4/30/2009

Fitness rider, commuter, and part-time roadie since 2002. I commute to downtown Chicago 3-4 days a week during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Weekends I like to do longer rides at local trails or Chicago's lakefront. I also enjoy organized rides and events. Interested in touring outside of the city pavement and beyond bike trails.

New for 2010 - Going on my FIRST RAGBRAI Woo Hoo! 
2007 Novara Randonee
Road bike
Description:  Inaugural Ride: 3/25/07

Size: 57cm
Frame: Reynolds 520 chromoly
Fork: Chromoly
Rims: Mavic A319S
Front Hub: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Hub: Shimano Tiagra
Tires: Vittoria Randonneur700x32
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano LX
F. Shift Lever: Shimano Tiagra x3
R. Shift Lever: Shimano Tiagra x9
Rear Cogs: SRAM PG-950 11/32 x9
Crankset: Shimano Deore 48/36/26
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore Octalink
Chain: Shimano HG73
Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beaters
Headset: FSA Orbit X
Handlebar: Ritchey Biomax
Stem: Ritchey angle adjust
Saddle: Brooks B17 Leather
Seatpost: Ritchey Comp V2
Brakes: Shimano R550 Canti
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra
Extras: Rear Rack and Handlebar Bag

Lifetime Odometer: 13,865.6 miles

700 x 32C Vittoria Randouneer, front, 8,058 miles
700 x 32C Vittoria Randouneer, rear, 8,058 miles

2014  Crespo Special
Single Speed Road bike
Description:  Custom Single-Speed/Fixed Gear built by Jorge Crespo.

Lifetime Odometer: 45.0 miles

2005 LeMond Versailles
Road bike
Description:  Inaugural ride on 8/14/05.

SIZE: 57cm
MAINFRAME: True Temper OX Platinum double-butted steel spine OCLV 120 carbon cockpit / 1.5 cm headtube extension
FORK: Bontrager Race Carbon, Alloy Steerer
HEADSET: Cane Creek C1, threadless 30.1
CRANK: Bontrager Race Lite Pipe Double: 53/39
PEDALS: Crank Brothers Candy 2 clipless
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra
CASSETTE: SRAM PG-970 12-26, 9 speed
CHAIN: SRAM PC99 hollow pin (UPGRADE)
WHEEL SYSTEM: 1. Velocity Deep V 28 and 36 spoked wheelset, Shimano Ultegra hubs
TIRES: 1. Continental Gatorskins 25mm
2. Vittoria Randonneur 28mm
BRAKES: Shimano 105
HANDLEBAR: Bontrager Select OS
STEM: Bontrager Select OS
SADDLE: Brooks Leather B-17
SEATPOST: Bontrager Carbon

Lifetime Odometer: 12,099.4 miles

700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix 4000 (Grey), front, 11,054 miles
700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix 4000 (Grey), rear, 11,054 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Raleigh C700
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  My commuter bike. Decked out with rack, lights, Salsa stem, carbon fork, Shimano 105 etc.

NEW FOR 2005 (6/27/05):1. Velocity Fusion wheelset with Speedcific hubs (handbuilt by Mike Garcia at oddsandendos.com)
2. Specialized Armadillo 700C X 38 tires

3. SRAM R9 cassette and SRAM PC-89R chain

1. Added Specialized Carbon seat post
2. Added Nashbar Nashbar Deluxe Rack Trunk.

Lifetime Odometer: 4,887.5 miles

700 x 28C Hutchinson General Road, front, 154 miles
700 x 28C Hutchinson General Road, rear, 154 miles

2003 Specialized Sequoia Expert (RIP)
Road bike
Description:  My first real road bike. Purchased in Aug. 2003. Retired from commuting Aug. 04 and now used for road and event riding only.

Sadly, this bike was damaged in a dog attack incident on 7/31/05 and is now retired. Dog owner gave me money to purchase a new bike in return for this bike. Transferred most of the upgrades I purchased this year to my new bike (LeMond Versailles).

Lifetime Odometer: 2,704.4 miles
No planned events for 2024

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