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Ways to connect: visit my website: http://www.rotorbike.com
Boulder, Colorado
Club Affiliation: 'BentRider Recumbent Club
Member Since: May 2005 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 km Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 36,518 km

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click to enlarge 2008 Specialized Tarmac Comp
Road bike
Description:  Bike Specialized lent us at Sea otter for test rides, which I used to unwind at the end of the day...

Lifetime Odometer: 54.0 km

click to enlarge 2007 Ridley Compact proto
Road bike
Description:  working in the bike industry has its rewards... I'm building up this beauty now. As much as I prefer recumbents for riding courses with limited cumulative climbing, ther's nothing that will beat a road bike for climbing in the mountain ranges. (Plus, there are no other recumbent riders who like riding hard here in Madrid)

Rotor BB with Ágilis Cranks (limited ed. red spider)
Aero 52/36 compact Q-Rings
Ultegra brake & shift levers
Ultegra F & R derailleur with carbon pimping
Sonic wheelset
Fizik Arione seat
Rotor S1 stem & Proto seatpost
Noname (gigantex) carbon bars
Rotor proto seat clamp
Cane Creek SCR 5 brakes (early production protos)
boring shimano cables untill I can afford Nokon.
Speedplay X2 pedals

Lifetime Odometer: 393.7 km

click to enlarge 2006  Cougar
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  I designed the Cougar, And its definatley my favorite Highracer on the market (no, of course, I'm not prejudiced... :) )

XTR/Dura ace groupset, chris king/mavic wheelset, Cane creek AD12 shock, custom headtube suspension fork, Rotor RS4x ti 26-39-56t crankset, Speedplay X2, venti sit seat foam, Terracycle ti idler, carbon boom/fork/seat.

Lifetime Odometer: 4,287.3 km

650 x 23C Continental Grand Prix, front, 4,750 km
650 x 23C Continental Grand Prix, rear, 4,750 km
Shimano  9 speed, 2,740 km

click to enlarge 2005 Wheeler 1.5
Road bike
Description:  Bike lent to me by my Australian Distributor when I visited family, December 2007

Lifetime Odometer: 165.0 km

click to enlarge 2003 Klein Palomino
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  XTR derailleurs, disk brakes, shifters. Rotor RS4x cranks.
Look Fournales Parallelogram Front fork.
Chris king headset, King ISO wheelset/mavic X3.1
Speedplay Frog Ti pedals, ROTOR RS$x Ti crankset, Thomson stem/seatpost
ASPide arrohead seat, woodman caron bars@barends.
IRC mythos xc + home tubeless mod.

This bike is the mainstay of my cycling and the result of a many year upgrade project, part by part.

Lifetime Odometer: 4,098.9 km

26 x 2.10 IRC Mythos XC 2, front, 2,717 km
26 x 1.95 IRC Mythos XC 2, rear, 2,717 km
SRAM  9 speed, 1,765 km

click to enlarge 2000 Optima Stinger
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  StingerEX
Std mfg setup.

Sold this bike in 2005, It was by first serious recumbent after a homebuild project when I was 17.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,455.0 km

2000 Easy Racers Ti Rush
Recumbent Road Tandem bike
Description:  Denton from Easyracers lent me this bike for a ride from Freedom to Monterey in April before the Sea Otter classic. Thanks Denton!

Lifetime Odometer: 75.0 km

click to enlarge 1998 Klein Mantra Comp
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  This bike is now 'oficially' my Wife's bike, but I borrow it every so often cause its got a longer travel setup than the Palomino and is better suited to jumping and fooling arounnd on stupid steep downhills...

'98 XTR derailleurs and '99 shifters, ROTOR RS4x ti crankset, Speedplay Frog S Pedals, Bontrager race lite tubeless disk wheelset, Thomson seatpost and stem, BBB sport saddle, Fox alps shock, Rock Shox Recon forks, modified frame (reinforced rear triangle + disk brake tab), Magura Marta brakes.

Lifetime Odometer: 12,092.0 km

26 x 1.90 IRC Mythos XC, front, 164 km
26 x 1.90 IRC Mythos XC, rear, 164 km
generic  9 speed, 619 km

click to enlarge 1997 Giant 
Touring Road bike
Description:  This is my 'Camel'. Its not that pretty, weighs a ton but rides like a dream.
Giant womens frame, Rotor RS4x st road triple, Girvin ELT front fork with disk brake mod, Deore LX group.
Topeak modulat rack and bags, depending on how much I have to take that particular day.

Lifetime Odometer: 10,138.0 km

700 x 32C Continental Contact, front, 7,120 km
700 x 23C Continental Contact, rear, 1,177 km
Shimano  9 speed, 4,726 km

1997  homebuild
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  I won't bother posting a photo of this bike cause it was fugly. It was a high school technology class project, which rode ok, but wasnt ideal. Not bad for a first attempt at designing a bike and it did land me my first job and an inroads to the cycling industry way back then...

Lifetime Odometer: 2,345.0 km

1995 Giant Iguana
XC Mountain bike
Description:  This was the first MTB i used more than just to ride round the neighbourhood. Before its "decomission" it had a rediculous mix of XTR, king, etc... with the original frame. I replaced the frame with the Mantra in 1998.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,527.0 km

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26" Comfort bike
Description:  Various scrapheap 3 speed city bikes in several cities which I used for transportation when I lived in NL. They rareley lasted more than a year cause I always used to pound them for the frequent short rides I used them on.

Lifetime Odometer: 26,034.0 km
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