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GeeWizMan member offline [13 comments]
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S. Lyon, Mi / Floral City, Fl, USA
Club Affiliations: 'BentRider Recumbent Club
BBB - Bed, Bike & Breakfast
Club Rouge Croix
Cycle Time Century
Ice Bike
Team Challenge ride polka-dot today!
Team Courage
Withlacoochee Bicycle Riders
Secular Cycleism
Member Since: September 2004
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2017 Total: 11163.325 miles 2018 Total: 7763.7 miles 2019 Total: 11416.43 miles 2020 Total: 17328.86 miles 2021 Total: 12502.64 miles 2017 Goal: 10000 miles 2018 Goal: 8000 miles 2019 Goal: 8000 miles 2020 Goal: 12000 miles 2021 Goal: 12000 miles 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 17329 8664 0
2021 Miles Traveled:
2021 Rank: # 8 of 1,339 riders
(outdoor rides only)
Lifetime Odometer: 225,022 miles
Rider Comments:
Thanks for the kind words gw!! I really enjoyed riding with you also. My son and I also enjoyed the time that we were able to spend with you and your wonderful family. I will ride with you anytime my friend.
posted by jahowie2003 on 12/5/2005

Hi Gwwisman,
Thanks for joining the Ride of Silence in the Livonia-Dearborn for 2006. Please tell all your cycling friends about this very important ride and ask them to be a part of this major event that aims to make the road safer for all cyclists (and joggers, runners, roller bladers and all).
Mark Hagar
Membership Chair of the Rapid Wheelmen Bike Club, Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Ride of Silence Coordinator
Ride of Silence, Michigan Representative
Ride of Silence, Board Member

posted by markpedal on 1/10/2006

Hello gwwisman! I am see from your pictures that you are also enjoy to ride in snow. In April temperature is for the first time this year above freezing in Belarus and snow is only in mountains. Secret we are using in Belarus for riding in winter is to put vodka in water bottles to prevent from freezing. Maybe you use similar technique in Michigan

posted by olga on 4/11/2006

Thanks! I did the sub 5 hour on the trip back from East Lansing to Fenton in the mid-Michigan MS ride. The wind was more of a cross tail early in the day and was only at about 5 mph. Saturday was a different story though. 20 mph headwind, T-storms and 60 degrees. I only did the first 60 then rode in with the wife who was volunteering at a rest stop. You should think about doing it next year. We could get a Trek 5000 team going. Keep up the strong miles.
posted by ROMIroadie on 6/3/2006

Hey GWM, thanks for the comment on the Enough is Enough thread. I'd love to talk with you more about how you manage to get as many miles as you do in Michigan! I'm looking out my window this morning and seeing snow falling sideways...... not good. Hope to see you on the roads at some point.

posted by jnatiw on 1/8/2007

way to go..... lets see if we can keep ahead of everyone in michigan this year.... looks like we are off to a good start!!!!
posted by lowracervk2 on 1/19/2013

GWM, I just noticed a comment you put on my profile almost a month ago! Sorry, I have only had a couple comments in 9 years and am not in the habit of checking. Thank you for the comment. Are you sure you were talking about me? I, too, thoroughly enjoyed the ride and your and your wife's company. Remember, when you are going to be in the area again let me know. We'll plan a big loop on some great roads.
posted by S_Kottmyer on 9/12/2013

Hi, I am known as Iowa Hammer and have ridden about the same miles this year as you. I grew up in New Hudson, MI on Pontiac Trail about 1 mile west of town so just had to write to you. I'm 76 and started biking about 33 years ago when my knees would not support running anymore. I now bike around Ottumwa, IA were I worked for John Deere for 36+ years and now spend about 3 month in Mesa, AZ where I also bike a lot.
Safe Riding, Don

posted by IowaHammer on 9/18/2014

Did you get my email?
posted by ptsbike on 9/11/2015

I did crash back in October, kept me off the bike for 5 weeks but I'm back. Pants are a little tighter in the waist and looser in the thighs but I'm working on that. Kudos on your 10,000 this year, nicely done!
posted by BillGil on 11/6/2016

HI,Introduction : I have been following your mileage for the last few years and allways hope to catch up to you sometime ,but not doing to well sense taking part time job ..been wondering why your mileage has stopped showing up on the state page ..hope your doing ok BIKENBUD
posted by bikenbud on 11/23/2019

Hi, I think Fred and I met you on the WST Monday, Jan. 20, heading south towards Floral City. Are you George? Please try to hear my talk about a bicycle tour on the Peloponnese Island in Greece, Wed., Jan 22 at 5:30 PM in the Floral City branch licrary.
posted by pedalann on 1/20/2020

I just noticed that issue myself as I was putting in some February 2020 mileage. Went back in to double check all January and February 2020 mileage and it is all correct, but it does not add up to over 13,000 miles. The program seems to have added in some 13,000 plus miles but the mileage was not put in by me. Thanks for noticing.
posted by SonOfAMarine on 2/18/2020

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I started biking seriously in 1981 in order to compete in a triathlon because a friend dared me to. After my first triathlon I continued training for and competing in triathlons for 5 more years during which I fell in love with biking. Running seemed to hurt more and more and biking felt better the more miles I did. Biking is my main sport but I also swim, lift weights, and x-country ski in the winter. I also love to canoe, kayak, or raft white water.

I recorded on paper a little over 65,000 miles of rides before joining bikejournal in 2004.:
2002 - 2283 miles
2003 - 3719 miles
2004 - 4498 miles
2005 - 6500 miles
2006 - 7819 miles (186)
2007 - 7021 miles (288)
2008 - 5160 miles (758)
2009 - 5542 miles (630)
2010 - 6368 miles (433)
2011 - 5917 miles (520)
2012 - 6916 miles (329)
2013 - 8880 miles (115)
2014 - 8927 miles (97)
2015 - 10,013 miles (60)
2016 - 11,170 miles (45)
2017 - 11,163 miles (26)
2018 - 7763 miles (89)
2019 - 11,416 miles (21 out of 1896)
2020 - 17,329 miles (8 out of 1633)
2021 - 0000 miles
click to enlarge 2021 Bacchetta Carbon Aero 3.0
Road bike
Description:  Bought in February 2021 from Bent Revolution near Tampa, Fl., 11 speed, 11 to 36 rear cluster and 50/34 front chain rings, disc brakes, had the dealer change the grip shifters to Sram trigger shifters.

2021 Odometer: 3,525.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 3,540.2 miles

click to enlarge 2016 Bacchetta Carbon Corsa
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Bought used from a guy in Ohio who took it on 1 ride and did not like it so I bought it for $1,000.00 less than he paid for it.

2021 Odometer: 7,865.0 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 43,149.6 miles

700 x 25C Continental GP 5000, front, 4,607 miles
700 x 25C Continental GP 5000, rear, 4,607 miles
Shimano  9 speed, 43,011 miles

click to enlarge 2018 Jamis 2018 Renegade Exploit
Gravel Road bike
Description:  Standard 105 components, Reynolds 631 double butted chromoly frame , 11 speed, size 51

Bought on 12/3/19 from Shawn at my LBS, it was the showroom model and had 300 miles on it. He sold it to me for 400 dollars less than MSRP.

2021 Odometer: 1,085.4 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 5,360.4 miles

700 x 34C Schwalbe X - One Speed (28 x 1.30 or 700 x 33C), rear, 55 miles

2018 Giant Roam
Gravel Road bike
Description:  Used purchased for $250.00 from a bike club member

Lifetime Odometer: 2,616.2 miles

700 x 38C Schwalbe CX, front, 1,063 miles
700 x 38C Schwalbe CX, rear, 1,063 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Bacchetta Ti-Aero
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Titanium Aero, size medium.
Fork - Alpha Q Sub 3 Full Carbon w/ aluminum insert in steerer tube (True Temper).
Chris King Headset.
Seat - M5 Carbon w/Dual Density Foam pad with Rans Seat Struts.
Wheel Set- Bontrager Race X-Lites 650c w/ Bontrager hubs by DT Swiss + Ti Skewers. weight: 1400 grams [front hub broke on the POS Bontrager - replaced both wheels with Open Pro in 2012]
Tires- Gatorskins 650cx23.
Crankset- FSA SLK Carbon. 53-39-30, w/ Ceramic BB Bearings.
Front Derailleur- Shimano Dura-Ace Triple 9 Speed.
Rear Derailleur- Shimano XTR 9 Speed w/ Avid Rollamajig cable pulley.
Chain: KMC X9.99
Terra Cycles idler pully w/ Ti sprocket.
Cassette- Shimano XTR, 11-34.
Shifters- Shimano Dura-Ace Bar-end, 9 Speed.
Cable- Jagwire Teflon Coated.
Housing- Jagwire Carbon/ Kevlar
Brakes- Shimano Dura-Ace Front and Rear.
Brake Levers- Dia Compe SS-5 MK 2.
Bolts and fasteners- It has an extensive SRP Titanium Bolt Kit.

Weight: 21.42 lbs / no pedals.

Lifetime Odometer: 39,934.5 miles

650 x 23C Continental Gatorskin, front, 908 miles
650 x 23C Continental Gatorskin, rear, 908 miles
SRAM SRAM PC-951 9 speed 9 speed, 0 miles
generic FSA all 3 chain rings 9 speed, 7,550 miles
Shimano 11-32 rear cassette 9 speed, 7,550 miles

click to enlarge 2013 Catrike Expedition
Trike Recumbent bike
Description:  Bought from Jerry in Nobleton, Florida in February 2017

2021 Odometer: 27.0 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 766.8 miles

20 x 1-1/8 Schwalbe Durano, front, 415 miles
26 x 1.10 Schwalbe Durano, rear, 415 miles

click to enlarge 1999 Rans V-rex
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Bought used from a guy in Boston. This is my winter bike. It is extremely slow but very comfortable. My wife rides it around our home about 4 or 5 days a week at 10 miles a ride.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,162.4 miles

click to enlarge 2008 Sun Bicycles Sun Tadpole Trike
Road bike
Description:  Bought used from ADC of Milwaukee to use as my winter studded ride.(Sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 1,498.0 miles

click to enlarge 2010 Sun Bicycles X1 sx
LWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Bought this to try out recumbents and to see if I can lower my PSA count. (Sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 770.8 miles

click to enlarge 2015 Azub Max
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Full suspension recumbent with 1.75" wide x 26 inch tires. I use this bike for gravel grinding on all the dirt roads in the area. (Sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 4,530.4 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Trek 5000
Road bike
Description:  My main summer ride. Carbon fiber frame very sturdy and smooth. Ultegra components with open pro wheels. (Sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 28,043.8 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Kona 
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  52 cm, Easton Ultralite Race frame, TruVativ 39/48 crank, Shimano 105 drive train, Mavic Open Sport rims this is my winter bike that I have another cheep set of wheels with studded tires. (sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 5,345.8 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Kona 2006 Kona No studs tires
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  Put this bike in the list so I could keep track of the non-studded tire use on the Kona winter bike. (sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 2,115.7 miles

2008 Trek FX 7.3
Road bike
Description:  This was a hybrid bike that I changed the flat handlebar to a drop handlebar and also changed around the crank and gearing. Also i put on the new Gore cables throughout. Fenders front and back and a rear rack. It is my intention to use this bike as a rain, touring type bike.(sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 2,875.3 miles

click to enlarge 2001 Giant Rainer
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Used on the single-track trails around and in the winter as a snow bike. I mounted studded tires that are amazing.(Sold)

Lifetime Odometer: 5,671.2 miles

click to enlarge unknown make Rental Bike
Road bike
Description:  Placed in profile for times I rent a bike.

Lifetime Odometer: 305.2 miles
No planned events for 2021

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