commuterDude member offline [4 comments]
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Olathe, Kansas
Member Since: November 2003 5 Year Distance Chart
2017 Miles Traveled: 3,995
2017 Rank: # 304 of 2,356 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 74,817 miles

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They call me the commuterDude. I commute to work by bike, and I'm a randonneur. I love long days in the saddle working hard towards a mileage goal; it's an adventure and a self-defining challenge that molds and shapes the way I approach and handle other aspects of my life. Whatever the ride, however, I keep in the back of my mind that I am miles and miles away from the unhealthy person I used to be, and that my life is better because of bicycling. All I need to put a smile on my face is a long piece of good pavement and some pedals to turn.

For scattered observations from the saddle, tales of commuting and randonneuring, visit

I'd be honored if you'd stop by, and take a read.
Thanks! See you on the road!
click to enlarge 2015 Retrospec AMOK v2
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  Gravel Meat-Grindaah!

2017 Odometer: 2,521.1 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 4,630.4 miles

700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, front, 2,365 miles
700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, rear, 2,365 miles
generic Mavic Askium Rear wheel 9 speed, 690 miles
generic *PEDALS* Shimano PD-M770 XT single speed, 19,391 miles
generic *headlight* Lumotec Cyo T Premium single speed, 10,186 miles
generic Schmidt SON hub (2002 model) single speed, 32,258 miles
KMC X9.93 chain 9 speed, 354 miles
Shimano *Cassette* HG-50; 11-34T 9 speed, 3,338 miles
generic **RIM** Mavic Open Pro silver 32h (front) 9 speed, 16,408 miles
Shimano *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #2 (black) 9 speed, 2,295 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Kogswell Model P
Road bike
Description:  "Monarch II" -- A tradition of how-it-should-be-done brought to life in this fine lugged steel frameset from Kogswell Cycles in Minnesota. Kirk Pacenti lugs, ECO-brand thin-wall butted cro-mo tubing. Every bit as light as a racing frame, but with special touches only a randonneur can appreciate; the perfect all-rounder! Continuing the namesake, from my fabled RTR 2002 journey up Monarch Pass in Colorado, it is a rolling tribute to self-discovery and the thrill of finishing. Many miles covered; many, MANY more to come. Fully ready with fenders, rack, lights - it's the daily grinder and brevet machine.

2017 Odometer: 1,473.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 38,567.6 miles

700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, front, 1,156 miles
700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, rear, 3,129 miles
generic Schmidt SON28 hub (2015 model) single speed, 3,300 miles
generic Brake Cable WIRE single speed, 3,477 miles
generic *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black, rear single speed, 6,344 miles
generic *FRAME* Kogswell Model-P single speed, 37,648 miles
generic ** B+M IQ-X headlight ** single speed, 3,280 miles
KMC X9.93 chain 9 speed, 1,292 miles
generic Shift Cable WIRE 9 speed, 6,644 miles
Shimano *CASSETTE* CS-6500 12-27 9 speed, 4,910 miles
generic *HUB* Ultegra 6800 Rear single speed, 6,344 miles
Shimano Brake Cable HOUSING single speed, 3,477 miles
Shimano *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black, *FRONT* 9 speed, 3,300 miles
generic *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #1 (tan) single speed, 3,423 miles
No planned events for 2017

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