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Folsom, California
Club Affiliation: Sacramento Bike Hikers
Road Category: Citizen
Member Since: April 2009
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2018 Total: 8593.69 miles 2019 Total: 7727.85 miles 2020 Total: 4954.17 miles 2021 Total: 5691.93 miles 2022 Total: 3037.78 miles 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 8594 4297 0
2022 Miles Traveled: 3,038
2022 Rank: # 221 of 1,152 riders
(outdoor rides only)
Lifetime Odometer: 140,125 miles

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Moved to Folsom, CA in the spring of 2008 from Silicon Valley, and started riding the bike my daughter so generously gave me the year before. Took a couple of months to join a "Meetup" bike club, and then joined the Sacramento Bike Hikers in March of 2009, mostly to find weekday riders. That led to joining the Sacramento Wheelmen as well, both of which turned me into a mileage junkie. It's obsessive, I know, but all that riding enables me to indulge my ice cream cone habit. And to meet some great people in some great places.
Missed my mileage goal in 2015, having to stay off the bike for 2 months after accessorizing with a pacemaker. Here I thought that low heart rate was due to all the riding. Seems there was something else at work there as well. Life is good.
And now a new phase. As a reward for reaching the 120,000 mile mark, I've got a new ride, an Orbea Gain M30, featuring electric "assist." We'll see where that takes me. 
click to enlarge 2007 Trek Pilot 5.2
Road bike
Description:  My first road bike, and it has served me well. I liked the triple it came with, especially after adding an 11/28 cassette. But now it is reserved for the wet roads of winter or steep climbing days, like doing passes in the Pyrenees. Or as my backup bike when foolish things happen to the other ones.

Lifetime Odometer: 43,387.8 miles

700 x 25C Michelin Pro4 Endurance, front, 4,308 miles
700 x 25C Michelin Pro4 Endurance, rear, 3,553 miles

click to enlarge 2011 Bianchi Infinito
Road bike
Description:  Bianchi's "comfortable" race bike initially didn't seem very comfortable, but then I grew to love it. Sorry to the Bianchi purists out there, but I preferred the red to the "celeste."
This bike, along with my wife's Pinarello F1, was stolen out of my garage the night after riding it around Lake Tahoe.

Lifetime Odometer: 12,371.0 miles

click to enlarge 2013 Giant Defy Advanced 0
Road bike
Description:  The Bianchi replacement, with the addition of Di2 shifting. Sweet, indeed.
But I totaled it in a crash after 25.4k miles. Its replacement will be the 2015 version of the same bike.

Lifetime Odometer: 25,982.8 miles

click to enlarge 2015 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0
Road bike
Description:  The replacement for the crashed 2013 model, upgraded with an 11 speed Di2 cluster and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. Then stolen via lock snipping 10 miles from the end of a 60 mile ride. Damn!

Lifetime Odometer: 17,526.5 miles

click to enlarge 2017 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1
Road bike
Description:  The latest version, but back to manual shifting.
new chain and rear cluster at about 4280 miles

2022 Odometer: 375.1 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 22,050.1 miles

700 x 28C generic Michelin Power Endurance, front, 15,776 miles
700 x 28C Michelin Power Endurance, rear, 21,833 miles

click to enlarge 2019 Orbea Gain M30
Electric bike
Description:  The reward for reaching my 10 year mileage goal of 120,000 miles. The unique feature is that it isn't pure electric power, but variable levels of "assist" that supplements your own pedaling effort. There is no free lunch, but this is pretty tasty.

2022 Odometer: 2,662.7 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 17,798.2 miles

2011 unknown make Rompelberg Mallorca
Road bike
Description:  bike used on Fred Rompelberg Mallorca tour

Lifetime Odometer: 583.0 miles

2013 Backroads rental
Road bike
Description:  bike used for Prague/Vienna trip

Lifetime Odometer: 224.0 miles
No planned events for 2022

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