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Spring, Texas
Club Affiliations: Woodlands Cycling Club
team bikejournal
Road Category: Category 5
Member Since: June 2003 5 Year Distance Chart
2019 Miles Traveled: 5,761
2019 Rank: # 183 of 1,875 riders
(outdoor rides only)
Lifetime Odometer: 57,886 miles

I rode quite a bit in my late teens and early 20s while growing up in SE Pennsylvania (River Road, Rt. 32, and I are old buddies). I rode an old Fuji that I got from who knows where. After college I moved to Houston, got a job and went on to other sports (volleyball, basketball, etc.), leaving cycling behind. As I started getting older those new sports just got to be too much and I stopped participating in sports all together. The job, married life and my new family just took too much time.

I started riding again in 1998 to help relieve some of the stress of modern living and to loose a few extra pounds. I got my Murray mountain bike from a pawnshop, figuring Id go cheap until I found out if I really enjoyed the sport again. Within a few months I realized I was hooked again and went out a bought my GT road bike. I averaged about 1500 miles per year for the next few years, mostly riding alone. I was almost on the verge of either cutting back on the sport or giving it up all together when 2 things happen. I found co-workers to ride with (greko and grex) AND I discovered bikejournal. My enthusiasm for the sport was rekindled and I have been riding about 3500 a year for the past few years. As of now, I seem myself continuing in the sport for quite some time to come.

1998 - 783 miles
1999 - 1640 miles
2000 - 2819 miles
2001 - 2160 miles
2002 - 2010 miles
2003 - 2023 miles
2004 - 3741 miles
2005 - 4477 miles
2006 - 4148 miles
2007 - 4110 miles
2008 - 4507 miles
2009 - 1407 miles (Hip Replacement & pacemaker)
2010 - 2627 miles
2011 - 2758 miles
2012 - 2622 miles (Dislocated Shoulder)
2013 - 2276 miles
2014 - 3258 miles
2015 - 2883 miles
2016 - 3653 miles
2017 - 3038 miles ( hip replacement )
2018 - 5201 miles 
Haro Calevera
Hardtail XC Mountain bike

2019 Odometer: 42.5 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 73.6 miles

2018 Pure Fix Steel Dragon
Road bike

2019 Odometer: 2,597.5 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 3,917.4 miles

click to enlarge 2015 GT Backwoods
Hardtail XC Mountain bike

2019 Odometer: 579.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 2,953.8 miles

2012 GT Aggressor 3.0
Hardtail XC Mountain bike

Lifetime Odometer: 3,666.0 miles

Hardtail XC Mountain bike

2019 Odometer: 25.1 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 512.3 miles

click to enlarge 2008 Schwinn Prologue
Time Trial Road bike

2019 Odometer: 249.0 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 4,589.3 miles

click to enlarge 2007 LeMond Reno
Road bike

2019 Odometer: 1,312.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 14,257.6 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Cannondale R600
Road bike
Description:  Used for group rides on the weekend and organized rides.

2019 Odometer: 659.7 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 17,311.2 miles

click to enlarge 1998 GT Rave
Road bike
Description:  1st real road bike. Currently used for 'neighborhood rides' (15 - 30 miles in and around my subdivision)

2019 Odometer: 230.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 14,355.6 miles

Murray Trainer
XC Mountain bike
Description:  Murray mountain bike - used for neighborhood ride at night (to handle the unseen potholes) and in wet weather (for better traction)

Use as trainer in 2018 onward

2019 Odometer: 64.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 2,975.0 miles

FIT Fit. Conn.
Stationary bike

2019 Odometer: 30.0 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 413.6 miles

Stationary bike
Description:  Ascent Trainer

Lifetime Odometer: 35.7 miles
No planned events for 2019

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