commuterDude member offline [4 comments]
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Olathe, Kansas
Member Since: November 2003 5 Year Distance Chart
2017 Miles Traveled: 5,057
2017 Rank: # 290 of 2,407 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 75,883 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: 3,029.6 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 5,138.9 miles

700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, front, 2,874 miles
700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, rear, 2,874 miles
generic Mavic Askium Rear wheel 9 speed, 1,199 miles
generic *PEDALS* Shimano PD-M770 XT single speed, 19,899 miles
generic *headlight* Lumotec Cyo T Premium single speed, 10,695 miles
generic Schmidt SON hub (2002 model) single speed, 32,767 miles
KMC X9.93 chain 9 speed, 863 miles
Shimano *Cassette* HG-50; 11-34T 9 speed, 3,847 miles
generic **RIM** Mavic Open Pro silver 32h (front) 9 speed, 16,917 miles
Shimano *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #2 (black) 9 speed, 2,803 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: 2,027.7 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 39,121.4 miles

700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, front, 1,710 miles
700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, rear, 3,683 miles
generic Schmidt SON28 hub (2015 model) single speed, 3,854 miles
generic Brake Cable WIRE single speed, 4,031 miles
generic *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black, rear single speed, 6,897 miles
generic *FRAME* Kogswell Model-P single speed, 38,202 miles
generic ** B+M IQ-X headlight ** single speed, 3,833 miles
KMC X9.93 chain 9 speed, 339 miles
generic Shift Cable WIRE 9 speed, 7,197 miles
Shimano *CASSETTE* CS-6500 12-27 9 speed, 339 miles
generic *HUB* Ultegra 6800 Rear single speed, 6,897 miles
Shimano Brake Cable HOUSING single speed, 4,031 miles
Shimano *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black, *FRONT* 9 speed, 3,854 miles
generic *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #1 (tan) single speed, 3,976 miles
No planned events for 2017

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