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Johnstown, Colorado
Club Affiliations: Circle City Cyclists
Pearl Jammers
Team Harmless
Team Sunshine
Club Hypoxia
Member Since: February 2006 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 4,455 miles
Rider Comments:
What a RAGBRAI booster, and unpaid too! Love your enthusiasm as supreme leader and grandboopah of Team Sunshine.
posted by Did on 1/25/2007

I hold Sunshine personally responsible for making me go insane over RAGBRAI 2007. I have known about RAG for years, but she is the Ultimate Cheerleader! I can hardly wait to meet her and ride with her. Well, ride with her for 10 feet and then behind her....further and further behind with each pedal stroke.
posted by PansyPalmetto on 6/14/2007

I'm new to bikejournal and just began browsing the forum. Sunshine, if I could connect with some out there bikin gals, i might shoot for RAG. I've lived too far from the mountains for too long. I miss that Rocky Mountain wild-woman spirit.
posted by twowheelz on 9/17/2007

I got to meet Sunshine in August 2006 when several of us met for some bike rides in Colorado. It was Sunshine's LiveStrong ride in Denver that started the idea of the 2006 BikeJournal mini-reunion. We had some great rides and fun times that week. I returned to Colorado for three trips in 2007 and I really like it there. I have not forgotten that it was Sunshine's ride that started all of this. Thanks!
posted by Kin on 9/20/2007

Hiya. I wondered what happened to "Sunshine."
posted by Gnu on 11/2/2013

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I started spinning about winter 2002 and began riding outside. Then rode my 1st RAGBRAI on my trusty lil hybrid summer 2003 and quickly found out how hilly Iowa really is! But oh how much fun too. Shortly after RAG I did the Hilly Hundered in Indy but nothing compared to my 1st "official" ride. So haven't been back. But I did buy a road bike prior to the Hilly and that was part of the problem..I didn't know how to ride it/change gears etc. Kept losing my chain...you can't imagine my frustration. Couple that with 30 degree weather the Fri before the start and ants in my tent. I was definitely not a happy camper! Literally! : ) Well a few years later I love my bike (2004 Specialized Sequoia). I don't now how many miles I have but I know where you can find me the last week in July every year....RAGBRAI in Iowa. This will be my 4th! I thought I was only a beach vacation person but one trip with the tour de corn and many many pork chops and pie later I will continue to ride if only for that one event. Who knew? : )  
click to enlarge 2008 Trek 3700 WSD
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Women's 19.5"
Frame Alpha White Aluminum w/externally relieved head tube, bi-axial down tube, disc compatible dropouts
Front Suspension SR Suntour M-2025, custom spring weight, 63mm
Wheels Alloy hubs; Matrix 550 rims
Tires Bontrager Connection Trail, 26x2.0"
Shifters Shimano EF50, 7 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano C051
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Crank SR Suntour XCC-T208 48/38/28
Cassette Sunrace 13-34, 7 speed
Pedals Nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager
Seat Post Bontrager
Handlebars Bontrager 30mm rise
Stem Bontrager Approved, 40 degree
Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Tektro V w/Shimano EF50 levers
Extras Bontrager Select FIT grips

Lifetime Odometer: 288.6 miles

2004 Specialized Sequoia
Road bike
Description:  Black and Silver

Lifetime Odometer: 4,156.5 miles

700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix Attack Force , front, 3,378 miles
700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix Attack Force , rear, 3,378 miles

700c Hybrid bike

Lifetime Odometer: 2,510.0 miles
No planned events for 2024

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