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Phoenix, Arizona
Club Affiliations: Cycle Time Century
Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
Member Since: November 2005 5 Year Distance Chart
2022 Miles Traveled: 0
2022 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 51,357 miles
Rider Comments:
Rode with Julie in Phoenix and it was an pleasure. Watch out, if she gets a lighter bike, she's looking to pick up speed and will be with the big boys in no time.
posted by DMetz72 on 3/3/2006

Julie came into Springfield IL and I brought her my road bike and we rode 25 miles from Washington Park to the Apple Barn and back. At 13mph I was pedalling real hard and she was hanging back so we could talk.
posted by maschwab on 6/6/2007

you go girl! Rando after 2 years? Awesome!
posted by PNoris on 11/3/2007

My goodness, how DO you get the bike out of the driveway so loaded down??!! Good for you - I'm a roadie but will probably try a loaded tour one of these days, I really take my hat off to you!
Yvonne (near you in total miles this year)

posted by YvonneS on 11/17/2007

Great Time on the Tumacacori metric. Lots of fun conversation. I look forward to more rides in the future.
posted by Bolo_Grubb on 11/19/2007

I didn't actually get to ride much with JulieB at El Tour as we were doing different distances, but I sure enjoyed meeting her. Julie is one of the good folks here on BJ, and I look forward to riding with her again.
posted by Rob01 on 11/22/2007

Get better soon, "Buddy"!


posted by Drummerboy63 on 3/18/2008

Julie B, great to meet you "live and in person" at RU08. With your class and elegance you were the "anti-pansey" for the weekend. Nice job on the rides Great fudge also!!
posted by merckxduerks on 8/5/2008

JulieB - Great fun on the road with fellowship and personality. Nice to put a face to the name.
posted by BadgerLand on 8/6/2008

Whaaat? JulieB is the "anti-Pansy"? Pansy wouldn't know. JulieB only rode with the Big Boys at BJRU08. Pansy graciously "chose" to be "as last as last can be" on all of the sissy-la-la rides. Laster than even the sissiest of the la-las. One of these days Pansy is gonna show up in Arizona and then we'll see who "shows up" whom/who/whosit. hahahhahaa!
posted by PansyPalmetto on 6/19/2009

Saw the red cross on the list of riders in my stats, and found out what it means. Sorry to hear that you are off the bike due to injury - get well soon, best wishes from across the distant blue oceans
posted by steveoc on 2/19/2010

How very cool. That's a bunch o' first year miles. I've been considering some rando stuff, but never had the guts for a 200K. Although it is a secret birthday goal this year. There is a 200K permanent near me that I'd like to try. I've been looking for a handle bar bag for my road bike,figuring I need to travel as lighty as possible. Oh and thanks for the kind words!
posted by FatManOnABike on 6/10/2010

I hope you & Ruth have many years & (s)miles together. High racers are very fast but you are correct they take a bit of getting used to. Enjoy the ride!
posted by BikePoky on 1/7/2012

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I got my first bike as an adult (a used hybrid/tank) for under $50 April 15, 2005. Put over 5,000 miles on her in the first year. Totalled over 13,000 in the first two years. In 2006 I averaged 20 miles a day. In 2007 I took up randoneuring. In 2009 I gave up formal randonneuring in favor of long distance riding without having to stop and buy stuff I don't need, just to get a receipt. In 2011, major life changes seriously cut into my long distance riding time, but added greatly to my commutes. I also fell in love with a recumbent bike. Unfortunately, it's a high racer, which is not the easiest bike in the world to ride. (It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "As easy as falling off a bike.") In 2012, I plan to take up riding a similar bike that I acquired. If I live through the experience, I'm going to go far.

I might not ride with the big guys yet, but I almost always get to the bagel shop before they run out. 
click to enlarge 2003 Specialized Sirrus
Touring Road bike
Description:  Sarah,(Sadie to her close friends) is a bit of a hypochondriac. Or maybe a slacker. She'll pop a spoke with no discernable provocation. She'll refuse to shift and refuse physiotherapy to improve her condition ... until she gets to a bike shop, at which point she behaves beautifully, just to make ME look like a fool. Be that as it may, she'll carry the load and go the distance when I need her to. A flat bar road bike with mostly Deore components. She's roughly 25% lighter than my first bike, a Jamis Citizen. Which is suprising, since it cost almost twice as much. Shouldn't one pay less for less bike?

Lifetime Odometer: 40,082.7 miles

700 x 23C Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick, front, 4,200 miles
700 x 25C Continental Gatorskin, rear, 1,000 miles
Shimano LX 22T chain ring 9 speed, 6,408 miles
generic Performance 11X34 9 speed cassette 9 speed, 6,408 miles
generic Chain From Rick's shop  9 speed, 6,408 miles
Shimano LX 48T chain ring 9 speed, 21,909 miles
Shimano  LX 36 tooth chain ring 9 speed, 6,408 miles
Shimano LX bottom bracket/crankset 9 speed, 21,909 miles

Rans F5
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Ruth was in Race Across America in 2009 on the winning team. (I THINK I got the story right.) Unfortunately, she broke on the ride. (A bolt hole that holds a bolt that holds the handlebars in place was stripped.) She sat in a garage feeling lonely until it made its way into my home. She arrived with two spokes and the block that holds the brakes on the back of the fork missing. None of the shops around here are sympathetic to recumbents. Most refused to order spokes. One refuses to let it into the repair portion of the shop. Most refuse to consider that it might be a real bicycle that uses normal bicycle parts. But, after many travails, I got her functional. She's going to be fun.

Her name is appropriate in both senses of the definition.

Lifetime Odometer: 840.2 miles

650 x 23C Hutchinson Fusion Triathlon, front, 319 miles
650 x 23C Hutchinson Fusion Triathlon, rear, 239 miles

2007 Felt Z-65
Road bike

Lifetime Odometer: 4,014.3 miles

700 x 23C Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick, front, 4,014 miles
700 x 23C Vittoria Diamante, rear, 1,600 miles

1234 Jamis Citizen
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  Her name is Beulah. She's a blue hybrid with silver trim and fork. She wears a rear rack, a handlebar bag and often carries panniers. She has 15 useful gears and 6 just for show. She wears ribbons in her handlebars when her odometer shows three zeros in front of the decimal place. Her seat nose is tipped modestly down to the top tube, and when she's not near me she wears a chastity masterlock.

Lifetime Odometer: 5,468.1 miles

Road bike
Description:  Just a category to log miles on a bike I don't own, or one I own briefly enough I don't want to add it to the journal.

Lifetime Odometer: 489.3 miles

Scattante Columbia Zonal
Road bike
Description:  She was big, and blue, and lean. I think she was Scandanavian. Maybe a decendant of Valkyries. A guy wanted to get her out of the garage and asked if I wanted to buy her. I told him he wouldn't sell for the price I'd be willing to pay. He asked how much money I had on me. I told him $105, but I needed $5 for lunch. He sold her. She was aluminum with a carbon fiber fork and seat stay. She weiged less than twenty pounds and had full ultegra components. I downgraded her handlebar to a normal diameter one to fit the cheap, aluminum, short, highly angled stem I added so I ccould reach said handlebars. Did I mention that the guy who sold her to me was about six or seven inches taller than I am? Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. The shorter stem didn't prevent me from bruising my saddle region when I jumped off the bike. So I had to sell her. (For a total profit of around three hundred bucks ... which cash is to be used towards a selle an-atomica and a Schmidt hub and lights.)

Lifetime Odometer: 88.4 miles
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