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Plainfield, Illinois
Club Affiliations: Blackhawk Bicycle and Ski Club
Joliet Bicycle Club
NORBA Class: Sport
Member Since: January 2008 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 39,249 miles

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Started riding in 2001 in Florida on a comfort bike by Specialized, Bought a Cannondale road bike in 2002 and joined a club down in Florida. Peg and I became snowbirds in 2006 and I found the Blackhawk club in 2007. Bought a Felt bike for use up north. Now we have the best of both worlds, summer all year and club rides in both places. Started logging miles up north in the summer of 2008. 
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  Mike's Specialized carbon mountain bike

Lifetime Odometer: 67.0 miles

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Fat bike
Description:  See picture

Lifetime Odometer: 38.0 miles

click to enlarge 2010 Bottecchia CF79 Team
Road bike
Description:  Bottecchia full carbon Fiber frame - Monocoque
Bottecchia carbon fiber 1-1/8" fork fitted with FSA Orbit-X Aheadset
Easton EA90 SL wheelset-1580 grams.
Hutchison tires.
FSA SL-K light hollow carbon compact 50x34T w/external bearings.
Bottecchia SPD alloy pedals.
Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 shifter/brake levers.
Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 front and rear deraileurs.
Shimano 105 10 speed cassette-12/27T
Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed chain.
Vuelta XRP Pro 31.8 OS 6061 alloy Handlebars.
Vuelta XRP Pro 31.8 OS 6061 alloy Srem.
Vuelta XRP PRO 27.2x300mm 6061 alloy Seat Post.
Bottecchia Saddle.
Bike weighs 18 lbs. as described. Later upgrades might be lighter weight bars, stem, seat post and saddle.

Lifetime Odometer: 10,790.6 miles

2012 Trek Madone 6.9
Road bike
Description:  All Dura Ace components with the DI2 package.

Lifetime Odometer: 8,244.8 miles

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Road bike
Description:  Alternative Road Bike, used only up north. It is a standard road bike but also has sissy brakes as a supplement. The frame is aluminum with carbon forks and seat post and some Ultegra components. I ride it mostly on paved roads with the Blackhawk club. It is 61 cm high and was ordered after fitting at Shosies. Very nice bike but wish I had a kickstand.

Lifetime Odometer: 5,474.1 miles

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Road bike
Description:  Bought from Don Lowe. had about 10,000 miles on it. Solid Carbon 58 cm bike with mostly Dura Ace mechanicals. Mavic wheels added-Ksyrium SI with Hutchison tires. 1480 grams wheelset.
Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carbon Fork.
Shimano 7800 Dura-Ace Crankset - 175mm
Shimano 7888 Dura-Ace Chainrings -53-39T
Bontrager handlebars.
Ritchey stem w/30degree lift
Bontrager X Lite Carbon Seat Post - zero offset
Cane Creek Headset
Selle comfort saddle
Bike weighs 17 lbs as shown.

Lifetime Odometer: 10,597.7 miles

click to enlarge 2001 Cannondale 800
Road bike
Description:  Bought this bike as my first effort at true road biking. It is restricted to riding in Florida where we spend our winters. The bike originally had 700x28 tires but after a couple of years I switched to 700x23. The bike has held up well since I only ride it on paved trails and roads. It is sort of a hybrid since it has wide forks and could handle larger tires and rims. I substituted straight handle bars, sissy brakes and lever shifters for the standard equipment but should not have. The bike is all aluminum, 58 cm high.

Lifetime Odometer: 3,680.5 miles

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Cruiser bike

Lifetime Odometer: 37.3 miles

Trek 5200
Road bike
Description:  This bike belongs top my son Mike. he bought it used from Jim Lowe this year. It is a 58cm bike and the way it is set up is too small for me. Have to get way down on the bars when the seat is high enough. Can't take much of that at my "advanced" age.

Lifetime Odometer: 124.1 miles

Trek 1000
Road bike
Description:  Son Mike's first bike.

Lifetime Odometer: 114.6 miles
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