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Honolulu, Hawaii
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HBL HeavyBreathers
Member Since: October 2005 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 4,323 miles

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Growing up, I loved to ride around the neighborhood on an old Raleigh MTB. It was great exercise, and I enjoyed racing my brother up and down the street. Ahh, the good ol' days. But as with life, everything else gets in the way, and so cycling just dropped from importance until I no longer rode...Fast forward a lot of years to July 2005: a major lifechanging event forced me to evaluate my life and see what I had been missing. Physical activity had been one area that had been lacking, and what better way to get into it than cycling! Picked up an entry-level Raleigh MTB first, to see if I would stick with the sport...which I did. I rode insatiably, time-trialing along Nimitz Hwy to satisfy my craving for speed--and this on a mountain bike! I did 25 mi in a century ride, and that was a lot of fun. Then I upgraded to a road bike...And the rest is history. I try to ride daily now, been doing the weekly HBL rides, rode several charity rides in 2005 & 2006. I enjoy the outdoor rides, the freedom of controlling your own direction & destiny, the gorgeous weather...plus I'm saving gas and getting a workout. What more could you ask for?  
2007 Giant TCR-C3
Road bike
Description:  The "high-performance" bike, in silver & carbon fiber. 105 groupset, 34/50 crankset, 12-25t 10sp cassette. Swapped the stock stem with an Eason EA50 stem. Stock tires & wheelset soon to be replaced by Conti Gatorskins on Eason Tempest II wheels. Garmin 305 Edge for data.

See the stock bike at Giant's website.

Lifetime Odometer: 40.0 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Giant OCR3
Road bike
Description:  The training/commute road bike, in "corsa red" aluminum. Sora equipped brifters, RD, FD. SRAM 8-speed cassette (12-26t), SRAM chain, Truvativ Touro triple chainrings (30/42/52t) and cranks. Continental Ultra Gatorskins on Easton Vista wheels. Numerical data comes from a CatEye double wireless cadence & speed meter. No-name SPD road pedals complete the bike.

See the stock bike at Giant's website.

Additional stuff: Ultegra 12-23t cassette, for stationary trainer use. Dura-Ace 12-21t cassette, super light, good for flats. Alexrims DA22 wheelset & steel skewers, as backups and trainer use. Helmet & gloves by Bell. Footwear by Shimano. Socks from Costco. Jerseys by Cannondale & Voler (including the BikeJournal one). Shorts by Cannondale, Sugoi, Blackbottoms, & Voler.

Lifetime Odometer: 4,150.3 miles

700 x 23C Continental Ultra Gatorskins Foldable, front, 881 miles
700 x 23C Continental Ultra Gatorskins Foldable, rear, 881 miles

other LEGS
Vintage bike
Description:  I was born with two of these. They get me around when I don't have a bike and don't want to drive. Used a lot for short distances and for cross-training--like WALKING. Or RUNNING. Or other sport not involving two wheels and a crankset. Only bad thing about them is the horrible color scheme--there's an ugly tan line near my feet due to socks, and near my knees due to the shorts. And they're hairy, because I don't shave them.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles
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