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Slo_Joe member online [10 comments]
Ways to connect: view my journal read my blog: Slo Joe "<i>Cog</i>itations" visit my website:
Sunriver, Oregon
Club Affiliations: Team Bacchetta
Bike Friday
Cycle Time Century
Hearts & Shamrocks
Oregon Human Powered Vehicles
RUSA - Randonneurs USA
South Florida Recumbent Riders
Team Fred
TOUR DE FRANCE milage challange ride polka-dot today!
'BentRider Recumbent Club
Member Since: December 2004
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2017 Total: 2786.41 miles 2018 Total: 1736.42 miles 2019 Total: 1866.64 miles 2020 Total: 2859.58 miles 2021 Total: 2290.22 miles 2017 Goal: 3100 miles 2018 Goal: 0 miles 2019 Goal: 0 miles 2020 Goal: 3000 miles 2021 Goal: 2000 miles 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 3100 1550 0
2021 Miles Traveled:
2021 Rank: # 636 of 1,378 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 85,180 miles
Rider Comments:
Hey Slojoe,

A big thanks for the "metric century" club here on bike journal. A fun way of keeping track!!! (oh, that last metric had an elev gain of 4733ft, the 17.3avg for 84 miles). Keep up the great work. Regards, Sloji.

posted by sloji on 5/9/2006

Hi Joe, are you in Oregon? The Rex looks great! Dave
posted by startle on 8/16/2007

BRAT Route: Warriors Path SP, Roan Mtn. SP, Davy Crockett SP, Gatlinburg (Pitman Center?) 2 nights, Jonesborough 2 nights.
posted by ouibike on 4/28/2008

Sometimes the stars align just right and you find someone with a sympatico outlook on riding and just having fun. WrenchBoy and I had one terrific day with you, your sweetie and friends. Here's to a special guy.
posted by SadieKate on 6/29/2008

Hey Joe,

How'd ya get more miles in than me for the year?
Well carry on ya did good.


posted by wannaniner on 10/9/2008

Hi SloJoe -

thnx for checking out my blog.
Will do the same with yours ... am in awe when looking what kind of mileage you manage to put in each year...

"See ya" at this site,

posted by bxa on 10/27/2008

Passed through West Linn this summer, my first time to the Northwest. Great experience. Many happy miles to you!
posted by penumbrook on 8/28/2009

I love my Specialized Body Geometry Ruby Women’s saddle. It comes in three widths. Mine is the middle width, 143mm. I love it.
posted by Susan126 on 2/4/2010

Hey Joe, See you at GOBA again this year. (last saw you on BRAT)
posted by JeBike2 on 4/27/2011

Do you really only have one bent these days Joe?
posted by PoiterH on 10/19/2014

click to enlarge
O First bike was actually one of those sit in the little metal car pedal thingies I rode and rode around my basement.

O From about the 4th to 6th grade did the Schwinn bike and it was my "take me away" bike.

O Like a lot of folks, just gave up cycling for other pursuits. (no comments)

O Did an MS ride in 1995 to raise money for 3 friends who were stricken with MS. Got me hooked on cycling. Due to a back injury, went "bent" in 1999. Speaking of back, I haven't looked back since. (Well..actually it's really hard on a recumbent so I use a mirror). Tried PBP. Trying again in 2011!!

Was in China most of the year from 2006 to 2009. Now back in West Linn Oregon and Palmetto Bay Florida...splitt'n time due to work. Know I wouldn't like to live in Florida year round.

Fall 2010 to South Africa where the road cycling ain't all that great so took up mountain biking and lov'n playing in the dirt

Summer of 2012: HOME to the United States for good.

O FALL 2012: Bought a home in Sunriver: 31 miles of paved bike paths and next door to miles of singletrack. Life is Good!!!

O Fall 2013 Off to Sao Paulo Brazil until June 2014. Not so good for cycling. :(
O 2014 June: Back in the USA and home is now Sunriver, Oregon.
2021 GOALS

2,800 Miles
Metrics: 3
225 Days of cycling
Centuries: At least 1
Brevets: 200km and 300km
500 Off Road Miles on me MTB
Tour du Chutes on my Alterra Crank Forward  
click to enlarge 2003 Rans Altera Crank Forward
Electric bike
Description:  Same as the Altera 700 but with an E bike conversion on October 15. A whole new level of fun!!!

2021 Odometer: 238.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 238.2 miles

click to enlarge 2017 Motobecane Fanthom 29 X5 Ebike
Electric bike
Description:  It's the Motobecane Fathom 29 X5 Hardtail 29er but converted to an E Bike. Named as this to keep separate lifetime miles

2021 Odometer: 85.9 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 85.9 miles

unknown make Sportneer Bike Trainer
Stationary bike

2021 Odometer: 76.8 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 76.8 miles

click to enlarge 2003 Rans Altera
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  Alterra 700x
August 2003 Built I think, but not sure.
Purchased October 2019
Crank Forward. A crank forward supposedly takes pressure off arms, neck, shoulder, hands etc at the price of a more upright body position.
700c wheels.
FSA 155mm bottom bracket.
SRAM X5 shifter/derailer
Tekro Eclipse Brake Levers
Tekro R590 Road Brakes
Vuelvo Wheels
Continental 700c Tires

Bought this bike for hilly rides. Supposed to be a far better climber than my SWB recumbent. We will find out come spring of 2020. Of course I'll be 76 so climbing on anything will be challenging. :o)

Octover 23, 2021: Converted to E Bike. Tongshen TSDZ2motor and 48v 19.2ah 21700 Cell Jumbo XL Hailong Shark Battery (40a Discharge)/17ah battery.

2021 Odometer: 194.6 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 816.2 miles

click to enlarge 2016 Bacchetta Carbon Basso GS
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Purchased May 2017
Carbon fibre frame
Euromesh Seat
700c Rear Wheel
406 Front Wheel
SRAM X9 Grip Shifters
SRAM X7 Rear Derailer
Microshift R439 SS
FSA Sugino Crankset 26/36/50
Avid Speed Dial Brake Levers
SRAM red 990 11-34 cogset

2021 Odometer: 1,320.7 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 7,188.6 miles

click to enlarge 2017 Motobecane Fanthom 29 X5
Hardtail XC 29er Mtn bike
Description:   FORK 29" SUSPENSION FORK, ROCK SHOX XC30 TK29 100mm Long Travel, TurnKey Lockout
CRANKSET: FSA Gamma Drive MegaExo 15" :170mm
BOTTOM BRACKET: FSA MegaEXO external bearing
Front Derailleur SRAM FD X5 High Clamp 3x10 Ø31,8 BLK Dual pull
Rear Derailleur SRAM RD X5 LONG CAGE 10SPD
Shifters SRAM X5, 30 speed trigger shift
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM CS PG-1050 CASSETTE 11-36 10 SPD
Chain Narrow 10 speed
Hubs Gravity Front Hub DC-20LW W/QR22 Alloy 32H laser-etched hollow logo Black
Gravity Rear Hub DC-22 LW W/QR22 Alloy 32H laser-etched hollow logo Black
Spokes 14G * 32H Stainless Chrome Plated
Rims Tubeless Compatible - Compare to Wheels selling for $499+
WTB STP i25 TCS 29" 32 hole, Disc, PV drilled, Pinned, Black anodized AL
Tires WTB Nano Comp 29" * 2.1" 27TPI Full Black
Brakes Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc Brake 180mm Rotor front and rear
Brake Levers Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc Brake
Headset Rubber Sealed threadless 1 1/8 in
Handlebar MTB Aluminum Rise 20mm * 600w * 6° Alloy W/O Logo SB Black
Stem MTB Aluminum Ext. 110mm * 25° Alloy
Tape/Grip WTB DualCompound
Saddle WTB Speed V Sport

2021 Odometer: 6.4 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 335.7 miles

click to enlarge 2008 Bike Friday Tandem
Road bike
Description:   Bought this in 2007 to tour Shanghai with the better half and to be able to converse and toodle in Oregon during the summer. In August 2010 will be heading to Johannesburg SA. Not so sure about cycling in that city!!

Uses a SRAM DualDrive 360 3x8/9 Rear Hub which eliminates the front derailer, making pack much easier and reducing possible derailer damage when traveling.

Packs In A Suitcase!! Okay... 2 suitcases for traveling.

Lifetime Odometer: 997.1 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Bike Friday Pocket Tourist
Folding bike
Description:  Bike Friday's "getya started" folding bike bought for the better half. Feels, rides, handles like a full size DF. Amazing engineering.

Lifetime Odometer: 4,820.8 miles

click to enlarge 2013 Salsa Mukluk 3 (Sold Fall of 2018)
Trail/All Mountain bike
Description:  One of the "Fat Bikes" on the market and an OMG ride on packed snow. Will have to wait until summer to see how she rides on the trails. MAR 2013: Did a dirt singletrack ride and LOVE this bike.

"Hold Yer Fire" Orange
Aluminum frame
Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brakes
Avid R5 Brake Levers
Front/Rear Derailer: Sram X7
Cassette: Sram PG950 11-34
Shifters: Sram X5 Trigger
Crankset: Snow ISIS 24/36T Custom for Salsa
Tires: Surly Nate 26 x 3.8
Front Hub Salsa Enabler, 32H
Rear Hub Salsa Mukluk 3, 32H
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Rims Surly Unholy Rolling Darryl
Headset Cane Creek 10 ZS44
Stem Salsa Pro Moto 3
Handlebar Salsa Pro Moto 3 11-Degree
Fork Salsa Enabler, CroMoly, 1-1/8

A pretty much go anywhere bike, especially if you're not in a hurry. :)

Lifetime Odometer: 1,062.0 miles

click to enlarge 1998 Rans V-RexAchetta (Sold Fall 2017)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  My "first" bent. Now called "Mellow Yellow" Rode it home. Next day did a metric and ended up smiling. Has been to a number of states and attempted PBP in '03. Sold it when I got the Strada. Just had the opportunity to re-kindle my romance with this bike and bought it back. It will be my "Miami When I'm There" bike and I will never part with this baby.
Shimano BB. Upgraded rear to a Deore XT to handle wider cassette for my wimp legs on hills. SRAM twist shifters. Upgraded flip it riser to a "TerraCycle" flip it and makes a world of difference in handling.

Update 07/07: Turned this into a "travel" bike by installing S&S couplers. Changed out the seat to a Bacchetta EuroMesh and added Bacchetta "tweener" handlebars. All accessories are FastBack products. Now my favorite bent!!

April 17, 2011: STOLEN!!! From my sis garage in Miami FL.

September 27, 2011: RECOVERED!!! Thanks to online bike buds who saw it for sale on Ebay. Had this bike for 12 years and hope for 12 more.
Aug 2012: Decided to pare down to one main bike and this is it. Sold off the rest of the stable because I also want to buy a mountain bike. JAN 2013: Repaired S&S coupler and decided time for a new paint job. Kept the paint "Mellow Yellow".

2017: Solld because it needs to be used by a "traveler". My big travel days are over and done. :)

Lifetime Odometer: 26,695.0 miles

click to enlarge 1999 Bike Friday SAT R DAY (1st SOLD JULY 2012)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  You gotta try a Bike Friday. This folding "fits in a suitcase" recumbent, is so much fun to ride. For 16" wheels the stability and speed is amazing.

December 17, 2006: Sadly the "Irish Mist" as I called her has been sold. Long may she ride.
May 2008: Well I bought another one with a trailer and traveling suitcase as a "collectible". She won't be ridden much...maybe a short self contained tour here and there.

August 2015: Bought another SRD even though I sold two before this one. SRD's are not made anymore so I figured I'd keep one as a "classic". Upgrading the steering system and the drive train. Will use this for Bike New York for sure.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,400.0 miles

unknown make (SOLD in China)
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Rental Mountain Bike

Lifetime Odometer: 167.3 miles

Giant Rental (SOLD)
26" Comfort bike

Lifetime Odometer: 162.7 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Bacchetta Giro 20 (SOLD Aug 15, 2014)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Frame: Bacchetta Custom Ovalized Cro-Moly - Blue
Fork: Bacchetta cro-moly w/Disc Brake Tab
Seat: Bacchetta EuroMesh
Handlebar: Bachetta 18" Tweener
Stem: Bacchetta "B-Pivot" Adjustable Stem
Rear Derail: SRAM X9
Front Derail: Shimano 105
Shifters: SRAM X9
Crankset: Ultegra 165mm 48/38/26T
Back Bracket: Square taper
Headset: Cane Creek S-2, 1" Threadless
Cassette: SRAM PG990 Red 11-34, 9spd
Front Brake: Shimano Mechanical Disk
Rear Brake: Tektro 1.5
Brake Levers: Sram 9.0
Front Wheel: Velocity Thracian, 20" (406), w/sealed bearing disc hub
Rear Wheel: Velocity Thracian, 26" (559), w/sealed bearing hub
Front Tire: Schwalbe Durano, 20" x 1.10"
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Durano, 26" x 1.10"

2011: Residing at my daughter's in Iowa.
br> June 2014. Shipped to Sunriver Oregon.

Lifetime Odometer: 895.1 miles

Shimano PC 971 9 speed, 639 miles

click to enlarge 2007 Bacchetta Giro 20 (Sold July 2012)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Cro Moly Frame
Sram X9 Drive Train
Truativ Crankset (Might need to change this)
Shimano 105 Front Derailer
Alex Rims
EuroMesh Seat

This will be turned into a "Touring" Bike with the addition of Avid BB7 Disc Brakes, a mtb crankset, and beefier wheels.

Lifetime Odometer: 149.0 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Bacchetta Aero Basso (SOLD AUG 2012)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Purchased Used March 2011

Titanium SWB Recumbent. 20/26 wheel configuration. Ultegra front derailer. Shimano XT rear long cage. SRAM Shorty Shifters. Ultegra 170 mm crankset (24,42,53)

22 lbs without pedals. Saweeeeeeeeeeeeet

Lifetime Odometer: 4,166.3 miles

SRAM PC 971 9 speed, 949 miles

click to enlarge 2010 Motobecane Fantom 29Pro SL (Sold 06/12)
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Shimano XT/XTR, Reba Shock, Avid Elixir CR Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Frame Moto29X Alum 15". Seatpost: Cane Creek Thudbuster. Hopefully she'll ride like a FS.

29er wheels supposedly help smooth out the bumpies. We'll see.

She'll be my main ride in South Africa beginning mid to late October.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,615.6 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Bacchetta Titanium Aero (SOLD Sep 2010)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Ti is forever is one reason I got this bike, plus I think it just looks simply elegant.

At 22 lbs it is very light for a recumbent. Bacchetta EuroMesh seat. Shimano 105 front and rear derailers. Xero Lite 650 wheels. Rotor Cranks (52-39-26) with an 11-27 cogset that I'll change out to an 11-34 so I can climb hills with "nothing in 'em at all" legs. Aug 09: Upgraded the rear derailer to a SRAM XT long reach and did change out the rear cogset for an 11-34. New Conti Gatorskin tires makes for a nice, nice ride.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,482.0 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Giant ONYA (Sold 04/09 sigh)
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Living in Shanghai, I needed a bike for a Friday afternoon ride that goes over ruts, trenches, canyons, potholes, bumps, more bumps and then some bigger bumps.

This is a mtn bike with a front suspension. Switched out the knobbys for street tires, added a rear rack, bottle cage, and fenders.

If I told you little this bike cost, well you know the rest. One last thought: 20 miles on this reconfirms why I love recumbents (End of shameless plug). April 09: We're not in Shanghai any more Toto.

Lifetime Odometer: 888.5 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Bacchetta GIRO 20 (SOLD FEB 2010)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Giro 20 sports a 26" rear and 20" front wheel. Stock except for the rear drive train with an upgraded derailer to a Deore XT and a cogset with a nice 11-34 range. The stock Recurve seat was exchanged for the Bacchetta EuroMesh seat. Front wheel has a disc brake. Hmm...prolly not necessary in flat Miami!!

This bent will be used when I'm working in Miami.

Lifetime Odometer: 3,740.3 miles

click to enlarge 2003 Bacchetta STRADA (SOLD)
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Upgraded from a V-REX. This is one sweeeeet fast bike. I be slow. But, on my first ride with this bike I was able to pull a paceline of 5 DF's at about 20 mph into the wind. The thank you's were much appreciated and I thanked the bike.

September 2006: Decided to take this to Shanghai China to help me explore that part of the world. After 2 months the STRADA has been retired from the "Friday over rutted and back bumpy roads ride". A GIANT moountain bike took her place. We don't want to damage the pretty rims do we?

Shimano thingies and some other good stuff.

Aug 07: Hated to sell it, but for the next 24 months it would sit in the garage for 21 of them. She needs to be ridden and fast!!!

Lifetime Odometer: 5,382.0 miles
No planned events for 2021

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