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Holland, Michigan
Club Affiliation: Clydesdales
Member Since: April 2005 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 8,682 miles

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Rode my first century when I was 9 (yes, on my own bike); Was dragged on many other rides as a child by my parents who were looking for ways to have quality family time.
Participated in several organized rides, including 2 DALMAC tours prior to finishing high school.
As a teen and young adult, I got away from cycling. In 1998 I decided to ride DALMAC, this time for myself. Finished it, but didnt train nearly enough and swore that Id never do that ride again.
Fate is an interesting thing. My wife is an active adventure racer, and her sister is a retired professional cyclist who now coaches a youth development team in California. They hooked me up with a new bike in 2005, and Ive re-discovered the fun and fitness that cycling can provide.
Now, with two more DALMAC tours under my belt since the debacle in 98, I continue to ride as a means of fitness, and social entertainment. With three kids of my own, Im trying to drag them along much like my father did to me-hoping theyll catch the bug at some point in their lives as well.
click to enlarge 2004 Specialized Allez Comp
Road bike

Lifetime Odometer: 8,599.8 miles

700 x 23C Specialized , front, 4,363 miles
700 x 23C Specialized , rear, 4,363 miles

2002 Specialized Rockhopper
Hardtail XC Mountain bike

Lifetime Odometer: 210.5 miles
No planned events for 2024

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