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Olathe, Kansas
Member Since: November 2003 5 Year Distance Chart
2023 Miles Traveled: 0
2023 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 79,291 miles

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They call me the commuterDude. I commute to work by bike, and I'm a randonneur. I love long days in the saddle working hard towards a mileage goal; it's an adventure and a self-defining challenge that molds and shapes the way I approach and handle other aspects of my life. Whatever the ride, however, I keep in the back of my mind that I am miles and miles away from the unhealthy person I used to be, and that my life is better because of bicycling. All I need to put a smile on my face is a long piece of good pavement and some pedals to turn.

For scattered observations from the saddle, tales of commuting and randonneuring, visit

I'd be honored if you'd stop by, and take a read.
Thanks! See you on the road!
1998 Schwinn Passage
Road bike

Lifetime Odometer: 22.7 miles

click to enlarge 2015 Retrospec AMOK v2
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  Gravel Meat-Grindaah!

Lifetime Odometer: 7,651.5 miles

700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, front, 839 miles
700 x 38C Specialized Trigger Pro, rear, 3,386 miles
generic **RIM** HED Belgium Plus 32h -FRONT- 9 speed, 2,275 miles
generic *PEDALS* Shimano PD-M770 XT single speed, 22,412 miles
Shimano *Cassette* XT CS-771; 11-34T 9 speed, 1,953 miles
Shimano *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #2 (black) 9 speed, 5,316 miles
generic _Chainring_ Origin8 SS 40t black 110/130bcd 9 speed, 5,348 miles
generic **RIM** HED Belgium Plus 32h -REAR- (June 2018) 9 speed, 839 miles
generic Schmidt SON hub (2002 model) single speed, 35,279 miles
KMC X9.99 chain 9 speed, 1,953 miles
generic *FRAME* Retrospec AMOK v2 (2015) single speed, 7,652 miles
generic *headlight* Lumotec Cyo T Premium single speed, 13,207 miles
Shimano *HUB* Ultegra 6800 Rear (June 2018)* 9 speed, 839 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Kogswell Model P
Road bike
Description:  "Monarch II" -- A tradition of how-it-should-be-done brought to life in this fine lugged steel frameset from Kogswell Cycles in Minnesota. Kirk Pacenti lugs, ECO-brand thin-wall butted cro-mo tubing. Every bit as light as a racing frame, but with special touches only a randonneur can appreciate; the perfect all-rounder! Continuing the namesake, from my fabled RTR 2002 journey up Monarch Pass in Colorado, it is a rolling tribute to self-discovery and the thrill of finishing. Many miles covered; many, MANY more to come. Fully ready with fenders, rack, lights - it's the daily grinder and brevet machine.

Lifetime Odometer: 40,019.0 miles

700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix Pro, front, 809 miles
700 x 28C Specialized Roubaix, rear, 2,607 miles
Shimano *HUB* Ultegra 6800 Rear (2014) 9 speed, 7,795 miles
Shimano Brake Cable HOUSING single speed, 4,928 miles
generic *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black -FRONT- single speed, 4,751 miles
generic Shift Cable WIRE 9 speed, 8,095 miles
Shimano *CASSETTE* CS-6500 12-27 9 speed, 809 miles
Shimano _Chainring_ Origin8 road dbl 48t black OUTER 130bcd 9 speed, 809 miles
generic *FRAME* Kogswell Model-P single speed, 39,100 miles
generic Brake Cable WIRE single speed, 4,928 miles
generic *RIM* Mavic CXP-33 black -REAR- single speed, 7,795 miles
generic ** B+M IQ-X headlight ** single speed, 4,731 miles
KMC X9.99 chain 9 speed, 809 miles
Shimano *PEDALS* Shimano PD-A600 road SPD single speed, 8,436 miles
generic Schmidt SON28 hub (2015 model) single speed, 4,751 miles
generic _Chainring_ Origin8 road dbl 38t black INNER 130bcd 9 speed, 809 miles
generic *SADDLE* Brooks C-17 carved #1 (tan) single speed, 4,874 miles
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