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Tucson, Arizona
Club Affiliation: GABA Tucson
Member Since: February 2008 5 Year Distance Chart
2023 Miles Traveled: 0
2023 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 54,871 miles

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I've been cycling for a long time. Here I am in 1962 with my first bicycle. It's a red Western Flyer.... sorta wish I still had this bike. As a young kid, I liked the sense of freedom it gave me.

I've had at least one bike continuously ever since; although the amount of riding I did varied tremendously depending on where I lived, available free time, and general station in life.

Over the past 10 years, I've gotten more serious about making cycling an integral part of my daily life. I try to do most of my errands on a bike and I commute to work whenever I can. (Click on the the URL above to see my usual route to work.)

... and I still like the sense of freedom it gives me! 
click to enlarge 2010 Bacchetta Gyro 26 ATT
Touring Road bike

Lifetime Odometer: 27,121.2 miles

2012 custom built 
Touring Road bike
Description:  Custom built touring/commuter bike. (6/15/2012) Nashbar aluminum touring frame serial number NB1040603. Mavic A319 rims w/36 spokes, Shimano XT components,Jim Blackburn front/rear racks, Brooks saddle, mustache handlebar.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,672.3 miles

1992 Novara Randonee
Touring Road bike
Description:  A very sweet classic touring and commuter bike

Lifetime Odometer: 119.1 miles

click to enlarge 1985 Schwinn Voyager
Touring Road bike
Description:  My latest restoration project. A pure-play vintage touring bike: braze-ons for front rack, three water bottles, cantilever brakes, Wolber rims. (36 spokes in front, 40 in back) I converted down-tube shifters to bar-end Silver shifters and gave the handlebar my custom cork wrap job complete with twine end-wraps.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,653.3 miles

unknown make 
Cargo bike
Description:  Pima County Library Book Bike

Lifetime Odometer: 37.6 miles

2005 Bacchetta Giro 26
CLWB Recumbent bike
Description:  My "east coast" bicycle. Purchased via Craigslist in Richmond, VA in July 2012. Currently stored in Fredericksburg, VA for future rides when we are on the east coast.

Serial numbers on bottom bracket: 02420 55 and E05029543

Front gears: 22, 32, 42
Rear gears (7): 13 - 28
Suntour bar end shifters
Rim brakes

Lifetime Odometer: 703.7 miles

click to enlarge 1971 Raleigh Twenty
Folding bike
Description:  Vintage Raleigh Twenty folding bike.

Lifetime Odometer: 42.0 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Schwinn Clear Creek
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  Loaner bike from Van Tetlow while I was in Lake Jackson, Tx for my high school reunion.

Lifetime Odometer: 73.0 miles

click to enlarge 1985 Fuji Espree
Road bike
Description:  I bought this bike in the Fall of 2007. It was a "project bike" that I bought at the local swap meet for $45. (Although it required very little work!) It's gray, with Suntour ARX derailleurs and downtube shifters. I gave it a custom cork handlebar wrap job.... complete with twine end wraps and a couple of coats of shellac.

I like this bike because it takes me back to a time when I was just getting interested in 10-speed bicycles. I use this bike for errands that don't require me to haul anything very heavy, occasional group rides or any time I feel like a dose of nostalgia.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,250.0 miles

1970 other Franche-Comte
Road bike
Description:  Mixte-style bicycle made in France in the 1970's This was my "burner bike" from Craigslist while on my 40th High School reunion trip. Make is Jeunet

Lifetime Odometer: 68.4 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Turner SWB
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  I received this bike in May 2005 as a birthday present from my wife and kids. This is my first recumbent and I have really enjoyed the ergonomics.... it really helped reinvigorate my riding frequency.

The frame is designed by Milt Turner right here in Tucson, AZ. It's a short wheel base (front tire is behind the pedals) and is configured with Shimano components and Continental commuting-type tires. Most of the time, it's configured with racks and panniers for my commute to work. I did put skinnier tires on it for the 25th El Tour de Tucson in 2007.

Lifetime Odometer: 23,823.0 miles

click to enlarge 1993 Rans Nimbus
LWB Recumbent bike
Description:  My wife's new (used) recumbent.

Lifetime Odometer: 37.4 miles

unknown make Capital Bikeshare
Cruiser bike
Description:  Bike rental in Washington DC.

Lifetime Odometer: 4.8 miles
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