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Greenville, South Carolina
Club Affiliations: Greenville Spinners
Hawkeye Bicycle Association - HBA
Member Since: August 2009
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2019 Total: 3700.054 miles 2020 Total: 1804 miles 2021 Total: 4002.18 miles 2022 Total: 2743.55 miles 2023 Total: 1930.22 miles 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 4002 2001 0
2023 Miles Traveled: 1,930
2023 Rank: # 475 of 1,050 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 40,253 miles
Rider Comments:
Hawkeye, I am glad I am not the only old fat guy out here riding. I also started in Sept. Have 488 mi. I live in Chattanooga TN. I enjoyed your blog. tnerni
posted by tnerni on 12/3/2009

I set a goal of 2000 miles for the year. That means that I need to get about 40 miles a week to make that goal. Even though I missed two weeks of riding (the 1st week of January for vacation and the 1st week of February due to a family death) I am slightly ahead of schedule. Last Tuesday I went to ride and the rear tire was completely flat. That is my first flat since I started riding. It was up when I parked it on Saturday but down when I rolled it out on Tuesday. I bought an inner tube and it seemed fine. Then this Tuesday I went to ride with the SCTAC at Donaldson Center and it was flat again. I replaced the inner tube and the tire and checked the wheel and the tire for anything that could be poking the inner tube. I missed the SCTAC ride, but got in some miles at the ICAR. I bought some Slime and plan to Slime the tires today to take care of flats.
posted by Hawkeye761 on 4/7/2010

Glad to see another disc golfer! It isn't something I'm good at but I do enjoy it. My attitude is it is about my miles not someone else's. Although I do like to see anyone do well. I met a 80 year old man riding the Houston to Austin MS 150. It was his 24th consecutive. I have seen enough evidence to believe the bicycle is the fountain of youth. Stop by my site It is really dated, but has some useful infomation.
posted by FatManOnABike on 5/1/2010

Good to hear from you. Our youngest daughter was also born in St. Joe. We usually spend around 4 months a year in AZ and the rest in IA with our 4 grand kids. We got to Mesa, AZ late this year(20Apr) as I had a bike accident in Feb & broke a hip and clavicle. I have a good group to ride with in AZ so get lots of miles in down here. Have done RAGBRAI 28 times and plan again this year. I love riding so get in lots of miles. Glad to hear you are keeping it up as it is good for your health. Don Pettengill
posted by IowaHammer on 4/28/2013

Well Kadiddle and I are coming to some agreements. I let Kadiddle makes my thighs ache and I just set there comfortably as I do. Wish I had converted earlier.
posted by Britt on 2/23/2014

You commented about the "Connie" on my FB page. I crewed in these during my Air Force days as a part of College Eye mission in South Korea in the early 70's. EC121 was the military designation.
posted by Gnu on 9/10/2014

Did you see this? A friend just sent it over to me.

posted by ptsbike on 4/20/2015

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September 2009 - I have been looking for a way to get some exercise that isn't so hard on my joints (ankles, knees, and hips.) I used to ride but haven't ridden regularly in over 20 years. I had two things keeping me from riding - an emotional attachment to my childhood bicycle and the lack of safe riding areas close to home. I finally went out and bought a bike to ride other than my nearly 50 year old Firestone coaster brake bike and Greenville is making progress on the Swamp Rabbit trail and some other bike riding areas. So I am now riding for exercise 2 to 4 times a week.

November 2009 - I have been riding about 12 weeks and have logged over 400 miles. That isn't much by many serious rider standards, but as a fat old man I'm pretty proud of it. So far I have 3 routes that I ride - two along the Swamp Rabbit Trail and one in the ICAR area. The SRT routes are dedicated biker, walker, jogger paths while the ICAR has bike lanes along the roads in the ICAR.

July 2010 - A little over a month ago I bought a new road bike and am currently riding both bikes (not at the same time!) We have had an unseasonally hot June and the big heat has slowed me down, but I'm still keeping my minimum of 40 miles a week to stay after my 2000 mile goal for the year.

June 2015 - I have been riding 5 3/4 years now - 5 years on my road bike. Due to GeeWhizMan and his challenges I am putting more time and miles on my bike this year than any other year. I am stronger than I was before my accident 21 months ago, but I am also heavier. That makes climbing a real challenge. I will never be any kind of elite rider, but I sure enjoy riding.

August 2018 - It has been a year and a half since my wreck. I ride a little but only very little. I miss the cycling time, but I can’t seem to work it into my present schedule. I plan to retire at year’s end and hope to get back to riding full time.

click to enlarge 2016 Surly Straggler
Touring Road bike
Description:  Brutus

Surly Straggler, 100% Surly proprietary 4130 CroMoly tubing. ED Coated. TIG-welded. Double-butted main triangle
Fork: Surly Straggler, 4130 CroMoly, disc only, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown with threaded eylets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets
Seatpost clamp: Surly Stainless, 30.0mm

Crankset: SRAM Apex, 48/34t
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
Front Derailleur: SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex WiFLi
Cog or Cassette: Microshift 11–32t, 10-speed
Chain: KMC X10, chain

Headset: Cane Creek 40
Brakes: Hayes CX-expert, V-series 160mm rotors front & rear
Brake Levers: SRAM Apex
Shifters: SRAM Apex, DoubleTap® shifter
StemH.L. 31.8mm
Handlebar: Salsa Cowbell
Saddle: New Brooks B-17 installed Aug 2023
WTB Volt Wide
Brooks, B-17, black - Retired Feb 15, 2023

Cardiff Trowbridge Saddle Bag

Front Hub: Formula RX25 Disc, 32h. 100mm, black w/QR
Rear Hub: Formula RX2611 Disc, 32h. 135mm, black w/QR
Rims: Alex XD-E Lite
Tires Continental 700x32


2023 Odometer: 1,160.0 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 11,485.6 miles

700 x 42C Teravail Washburn Teravail Washburn, front, 4,321 miles
700 x 23C generic Brooks B-17, front, 411 miles
700 x 42C Teravail Washburn Teravail Washburn, rear, 4,321 miles
SRAM  10 speed, 3,444 miles

2016 Trek Émonda ALR
Road bike
Description:  Norman

Replaced the Broken Gary Fisher Frame with a 58 cm Trek Emonda Frame

Size: 58 cm
Wheels: Formula RB31 hub, Bontrager CR-65 rim 32h
Crankset: Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-S
Shifters: Right/Rear Shimano 8/9spd Bar-End - Left/Front Shimano Bar-End
Chain: SRAM PC-870 8-Speed
Cassette -11-34t
SaddleVelo VL-1353
SeatpostKalloy SP-368 non-offset (42–50cm); Kalloy SP-248D offset (52–64cm), 27.2 x 300mm, blackaddle:
Handlebar: Bontrager SSR VR OS
Stem: Bontrager SSR OS, 10d rise
Headset: Integrated Alloy
Brakeset: Promax RC-466A, cartridge pads

2023 Odometer: 770.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 7,546.6 miles

700 x 25C generic Continental Gatorskin, front, 513 miles
700 x 25C generic Continental Gatorskin, rear, 513 miles
Shimano  8 speed, 2,383 miles

click to enlarge 2010 Gary Fisher Rail
Road bike
Description:  The frame broke on 5/15/16. Trek has a lifetime warranty on the frame, so some of the components will be re-used on a Trek Emonda ALR.

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Frameset
Size: 59
Frame: 6066 aluminum, integrated headtube
Fork: Bontrager Race, aluminum steerer, carbon legs w/integrated SpeedTrap computer mount

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Wheels
Front Wheel: Formula RB31 hub, Bontrager CR-65 rim 32h
Rear Wheel: Mavic Open Sport, Schimano 105 Hub
Tires: Maxxis Refuse 700×25, Contentel Ultra 700x25

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Drivetrain
Crankset: FSA Tempo Compact 34/48 8spd
Shifters: Right/Rear Shimano 8/9spd Bar-End - Left/Front Shimano Bar-End
Front Derailleur: SRAM APEX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano FD-2300
Cassette: SRAM PG850 11-32 8spd
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB 7420 Square Taper
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 SPD Pedals

Gary Fisher Rail 2010 Road Bike Components
Saddle: Brooks B-17
Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, micro adjust, 27.2
Handlebar: Bontrager SSR VR OS
Stem: Bontrager SSR OS, 10d rise
Headset: Integrated Alloy
Brakeset: Promax RC-466A, cartridge pads

Lifetime Odometer: 17,504.5 miles

click to enlarge 2009 Schwinn Searcher
26" Comfort bike
Description:  This is a cheap big box store bike that I bought to see if I was going to ride or if it was a passing fancy. I put about 1300 miles on it before I bought the Gary Fisher road bike. As I became more and more comfortable with the road bike this bike has become less and less comfortable for me to ride. Even though it is not a quality bike, it got me started riding.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,588.3 miles

click to enlarge Schwinn 212
Stationary bike
Description:  Recumbent Stationary Bike

Lifetime Odometer: 1,998.5 miles

1963 Firestone 
Vintage bike
Description:  This is my childhood bike that I rode in grade school and high school. I also commuted on it for a couple of years about 25 years ago. It was hard for me to retire it so that I could take up riding.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

Trail/All Mountain bike
Description:  NCED Rental Bikes - various mountain bikes in various states of repair/disrepair

Lifetime Odometer: 38.1 miles
No planned events for 2023

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