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Zin member offline [12 comments]
Ways to connect: view my journal read my blog: Zin's Blog
Noblesville, Indiana
Club Affiliations: Central Indiana Bicycling Association (CIBA)
Red Riders
Team Sunshine
Team Type 2 Founder's Club
Club Hypoxia
Road Category: Category 5
NORBA Class: Beginner
Member Since: October 2003
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2021 Total: 0 miles 2021 Total: 0 miles 2021 Total: 0 miles 2021 Total: 1998.96 miles 2022 Total: 281.98 miles 2021 Goal: 0 miles 2021 Goal: 0 miles 2021 Goal: 0 miles 2021 Goal: 1500 miles 2022 Goal: 3000 miles 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 3000 1500 0
2022 Miles Traveled:
2022 Rank: # 961 of 1,168 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 15,443 miles
Rider Comments:
Zin and Cin, what a great treat to know you both. Your hospitality during the Reunion 2005 pre-rides was fantastic and epitomizes the best of bikejournal. You housed us, fed us, entertained us and led us on some spectacular rides and provided invaluable support when two bj'ers went down. Despite some horrific weather and some physical challenges -- asthma, a tender knee, you have perserved and rode on. We should all be as tough and as determined a rider as you. May 2006 bring you great riding experiences, from the Death Valley Ride to the Triple Bypass and more.
posted by Did on 12/4/2005

One of the truly great people on! I've loved riding with him.
posted by Rob01 on 12/4/2005

Zin epitomizes what the "BikeJournal family" is all about. You won't find another person with a heart as big or as giving. Zin and his wife Cin opened their home to us for a couple of days of riding, and when I say us, I mean about 15 of us. They fed us, lead us, and we then fed us some more. My home will forever have room for Team CinZino
posted by JohnnyD on 12/4/2005

I've only spent a few minutes riding with Zin in person but I've spent countless hours getting to know him and Cin in the chat room and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that these two people typify everything that is good and right about BikeJournal. They are truly good people and it has been my privilege and honor to call them my friends.
posted by ZenLC on 12/8/2005

I mean its Zin. Need I say more. The guy is simply a great person always helping others. Heck he even offered to send me tires when I my bike was out of commission. One day I will ride with him...hopefully he will come to his senses and move back to Texas!!
posted by RioFastRacer on 12/26/2005

zin, you and cin are a true joy to get to know. i hope to ride with you both soon! keep up the great work...
posted by ebers79 on 2/9/2006

You are an inspiration sir! I'm sure you will surpass all of your goals.
posted by LloydLemons on 4/24/2006


thanks for the good motivation this week. but also for listening.

posted by aquafinarocks on 7/25/2006

Hi! I'm Kit, Zin's younger sister. I rode with Zin when we were kids but never as an adult. But I did just get to see Zin for the first time in 10 years and he looks fantastic. You have to understand, I never remember Zin as being a healthy weight even as a child. And seeing him now and all the rides he has finished and friends he has made through biking is amazing. I can see his excitment about biking when he speaks about it. I so glad he has come this far. I am truly proud of my brother.
posted by Kit911 on 11/18/2006

Nice chatting with you Zin. Love to have you in NY for a ride. Maybe Ragbrai next year. Keep up the good work. Gerry
posted by lbiguy6 on 7/23/2007

Good luck raising all the funds you need for the ride. Great cause - sorry I couldn't donate more! Hope you have a beautiful day for the ride.
posted by Querida on 8/14/2008

OUCH! Just noticed the avatar. Hope you heal up in ggod as new shape & that rod comes out soon. I'll bet not soon enough for you. Worse thing I ever had was a couple pins and a screw in the left wrist when I was 10 or 11. The screw is still there.
posted by rschlump on 10/5/2011

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Been off the bike since about June 30, 2010 when I crashed shattering my right humorous. Started riding again spring of 2021. Feels good to be riding again!
2021 update... Here I am many years later coming back home to Bike journal. Where it all started!

I have come full circle.

TT2 RAAM Pre-RAAM Zin interview
TT2 RAAM Start
TT2 RAAM Zin climbing
TT2 RAAM Finish
TT2 RAAM Finish interviews
TT2 RAAM Finish celebration

2007 Trek Team Discovery+Wahoo KickrSNAP
Road bike
Description:  Trek 1000 Sora shifters Tiagra rear DR. Team Discovery version. Mounted on the Wahoo Kickr SNAP trainer.

2022 Odometer: 276.4 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 395.8 miles

click to enlarge 2021 Masi MASI on Wahoo Kickr SNAP
Stationary bike
Description:  The MASI Partenza mounted on the Wahoo Kickr SNAP trainer. Includes ZWIFT rides.

Lifetime Odometer: 663.2 miles

click to enlarge 2021 Jamis Renegade S3
Gravel Road bike
Description:  Name: "Sweet Pea"

Frame UPDATED Jamis Size Specific Design frame geometry, SST Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes, tapered head tube for tapered fork, threaded BB shell, 12mm Thru-axle, flat mount chain stay disc brake mounts, down tube mounted full cable housing, internal dropper post ready, 3 waterbottle mounts, TT mounts, rack and fender eyelets.Tire clearance - 700x50mm and 650x2.00

Fork UPDATED Jamis Adventure ECO monocoque carbon composite, 12mm Jamis MTS (Modular Thru-axle System) with stainless interface and carbon dropouts, tapered steerer with 1.5 hollow formed crown, flat mount disc brakes with internal cable routing, exposed fender, lowrider and 3 water bottle eyelets

Headset FSA OrbitC-40B Internal, 1.5 - 1 1/8

Wheels WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 (UST Tubeless Compliant System) disc rims, 32H, Joytec alloy 6-bolt hubs, 14g stainless steel spokes and front 12mm/rear 12x142 thru-axle with Switch Lever

Tires WTB Riddler Comp 700CX37C, 30tpi Casing, Wire Bead (48-61) WTB BYWAY 650CX40C, 30tpi Casing, Wire Bead (44)

Derailleurs Shimano GRX RD-RX400 Shadow Plus rear and GRX FD-RX400 front with 28.6mm alloy clamp

Shiftlevers Shimano GRX ST-RX400 Dual Control STI, 10-speed

Chain KMC 10-speed X10

Cassette Shimano 10-speed, 11-36T

Crankset FSA OMEGA Modular DM MegaExo, 46/30T, 165mm (44/48), 170mm (51) 172.5mm (54/56) 175mm (58/61)

BB Set FSA BB-4000 MegaExo

Brakeset Shimano GRX BR-RX400 flat mount hydraulic disc brakes with resin pads, Shimano 160mm rotors with GRX ST-RX400 Dual Control STI levers

Handlebar Ritchey Baquiano Comp, 6061 aluminum, 73 reach, 118 ergonomic drop with 12 flare, 31.8 x 400 (44) 420 (48-51) 440mm (54-56), 460mm (56-61)

Stem Ritchey 4-Axis 3D forged 6061 alloy, 6˚ x 60mm (44), 70mm (48/51), 80mm (54/56), 100mm (58/61)

Tape Jamis suede tape with gel inserts

Seat Post Ritchey Road, 27.2 x 300mm with cromo seat pin

Saddle Selle Royal Asphalt with integrated clip system

Sizes 44 and 48 650, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm 700c

Color Mash

Weight 24.25 lbs

Lifetime Odometer: 359.4 miles

click to enlarge 2011 Masi Partenza
Road bike
Description:  Name: "TOTAL CONTROL"

Weight Unspecified
Sizes 58cm
Colors Rosso Red, Ano White

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Butted alloy
Fork Brand & Model Masi Elite
Fork Material Carbon integrated with alloy steerer, aero crown
Rear Shock Not applicable

Component Group Road Mix
Brakeset Tektro 510 A alloy dual pivot brakes, Shimano 2300 STI levers
Shift Levers Shimano 2300 STI
Front Derailleur Shimano 2300
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Crankset FSA Tempo, 34/50 teeth
Pedals Alloy Cage
Bottom Bracket FSA square taper
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 8-speed, 12 - 26 teeth
Chain Shimano HG-40
Seatpost Masi Alloy, 27.2mm diameter
Saddle Masi SLS w/ Crmo Rails
Handlebar Masi alloy
Handlebar Extensions Unspecified
Handlebar Stem Masi 3-D Forged
Headset FSA 23/CC internal

Hubs Formula
Rims Weinmann LP18, 32-hole
Tires 700 x 23c Vittoria Zaffiro
Spoke Brand Stainless, butted
Spoke Nipples Unspecified

Lifetime Odometer: 783.2 miles

click to enlarge 2008 Gary Fisher Genesis Wahoo
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Frame
Gold Series 6061 T6 internally and externally butted aluminum, Genesis Geometry

Shimano M65 disc hubs; Bontrager Ranger disc rims | Bontrager Jones XR tires, 26x2.2/2.25

Shimano Deore rear derailleur
Shimano EF50 shifters
Shimano Acera front derailleur
Shimano M341 42/32/22 crank
Shimano M415 mechanical disc brakes
Shimano EF50 levers

RockShox Dart 1 w/preload, 100mm travel

2022 Odometer: 5.6 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 72.0 miles

click to enlarge 1989 Santana Arriva Tandem
Road bike
NAME: "Dawn Phenom'enon" - The dawn phenomenon is an unexpected early morning increase in blood glucose levels. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) describes the dawn phenomenon as a surge of growth and stress hormones such as cortisol, glucagon, or epinephrine that the body naturally produces around 4 a.m. to 5 a.m.

I just purchased this bike 31-March-2021 from the original owner for $400.00 in Indiana.

The bike has undergone many component upgrades. Came with both front and rear racks. Additionally equipped with a rear drum brake for greater stopping power.

Planned upgrades are:
1. Refresh on the cables
2. Replace the fork (per Santana)
3. Replace "Captian's" saddle to something less squishy and without springs.
4. New bar tape.
5. May replace "Stoker" handle bars. Will see how we can adjust them for Abby.

Lifetime Odometer: 52.9 miles
Planned Events for 2022Num
The Dust Bowl 100 1 Eminence, IN Sat, Jul. 23rd

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