Rider:
gpgottlieb member offline [12 comments]
Ways to connect: n/a
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
Club Affiliations: FWBA - Fort Worth Bicycling Association
Hill Country Randonneurs
Houston Randonneurs
Oklahoma Randonneurs
RUSA - Randonneurs USA
Ultra Marathon Cycling Association
West Texas Randonneurs
Lone Star Randonneurs
Road Category: Citizen
Member Since: January 2006 5 Year Distance Chart
2020 Miles Traveled: 0
2020 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 325,977 miles
History:

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I am a three time winner of the Tejas 500 Ultra-Race (twice solo, once tandem). I belong to ultra distance cycling clubs across Texas including the Lone Star Randonneurs, the Houston Randonneurs, the West Texas Randonneurs, and the Hill Country Randonneurs. 
Bicycles
2011 Da Vinci 7005 Alloy Joint Venture
Tandem Road bike
Description:  New design DaVinci Lat-less 7005 alloy frame with a House of Kandy Kolor silver/white pearl paint job. Campagnolo Chorus 10-Speed group. DaVinci quad front chainrings to make 40 gears. Rivet Independence saddles front and back, Thomson Elite front and rear seat posts, Enve carbon fork, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Spinergy TX2 or TX2 Stealth wheels, Avid disk drag brake, Avid V-brakes, Origin-8 carbon bars, Control Tech stoker stem, Origin-8 front stem, Phil Wood BBs, Shimano XT 11-32 cassette, Carradice Bagman 2 Sport rack.

Lifetime Odometer: 13,938.0 miles

2005 Da Vinci Titanium Global Venture
Tandem Road bike
Description:  Custom DaVinci titanium frame with S&S couplers. Campagnolo Chorus 10-Speed group. DaVinci quad front chainrings to make 40 gears. Rivet Independence saddles front and back, Thomson Elite front and rear seat posts, Wound Up carbon fork, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Velocity Dyad rims with White Industries Racer X front hub and Disk Jockie rear hub, Avid disk drag brake, Avid V-brakes, Kestrel carbon bars, Control Tech stoker stem, Deda Newton front stem, Phil Wood BBs, IRD 11-34 cassette. An extra front wheel with a Schmidt generator hub and removable dual Schmidt Edelux headlights for the long rides. An Old Man Mountain rack with custom CNC mounts can also be added.

Lifetime Odometer: 98,201.0 miles

click to enlarge 2000 Litespeed Compact Blade
Time Trial Road bike
Description:  I found this unique frame on eBay. It is a custom 2000 Blade with a compact geometry and longer chain stays to accept 700C wheels, it also has a nose cone, and it's all 6/4 Ti. Campagnolo Record 10-Speed TT group, Easton EC-90 SL Aero fork, Campagnolo carbon cranks, Phil Wood BB, Chris King H/S, Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels and a Mavic Comete rear disk for special events, IRD 11-28 cassette, Speedplay X/2 pedals, custom Selle An-Atomica saddle, Thomson Elite seat post, Deda Newton stem, and Syntace TT bars.

Lifetime Odometer: 10,095.0 miles

click to enlarge 2003 Litespeed Blade
Time Trial Road bike
Description:  I found this fast little beauty hiding out on Craig's List. I had it modified by Litespeed with a shorter head tube that uses a standard headset and the decal set from a 2006 model. Campagnolo Record 10-Speed TT group, Easton EC-90 SL Aero fork, Campagnolo carbon cranks, Phil Wood BB, Chris King H/S, Mavic Carbone SL wheels and a Mavic Comete rear disk for special events, IRD 11-28 cassette, Speedplay X/2 pedals, custom Selle An-Atomica saddle, Thomson Elite seat post, Deda Newton stem, and Syntace TT bars.

Lifetime Odometer: 10,799.0 miles

2004 Litespeed Standard Blade
Time Trial Road bike
Description:  I found this frame on eBay. It is a standard 2004 Blade that I had modified with a shorter head tube, shift cable adjusters, and new decals by Litespeed. Campagnolo Record 10-Speed TT group, Easton EC-90 SL Aero fork, Campagnolo carbon cranks, Phil Wood BB, Chris King H/S, Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels, IRD 11-28 cassette, Speedplay X/2 pedals, custom Selle An-Atomica saddle, Thomson Elite seat post, Deda Newton stem, and Syntace TT bars.

Lifetime Odometer: 3,635.0 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Litespeed Custom Blade
Time Trial Road bike
Description:  I found this screaming fast frame on eBay. It is a custom 2004 Blade with an 82 degree seat tube, straight bladed seat stays, longer seat mast, and it's all 6/4 Ti. Campagnolo Record 10-Speed TT group, Easton EC-90 SL Aero fork, Campagnolo carbon cranks, Campagnolo TT 55/42 chainrings, Phil Wood BB, Chris King H/S, Mavic Carbone SL wheels and a Mavic Comete rear disk for special events, IRD 11-28 cassette, Speedplay X/2 pedals, custom Selle An-Atomica saddle, Thomson Elite seat post, Deda Newton stem, and Syntace TT bars.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,555.0 miles

2014 Lynskey Sportive
Road bike
Description:  I ordered this frame straight from Lynskey. Then I picked up a Campagnolo Record kit and some Campagnolo Record CT carbon cranks on eBay. Bontrager Race fork, Speedplay X/2 pedals, White Industries H2/H3 hubs, Velocity Deep V rims, FSA stem, FSA K-Force carbon bars, Thomson Elite seat post, Chris King H/S, IRD 11-30 cassette, Phil Wood BB, Rivet Independence saddle, Portland Design Works fenders.

Lifetime Odometer: 16,240.0 miles

2013 Lynskey Helix
Road bike
Description:  I ordered this frame straight from Lynskey. Then I picked up a Campagnolo Record kit and some Campagnolo Record carbon cranks on eBay. Easton EC-90 SL fork, Speedplay X/2 pedals, White Industries H2/H3 hubs, Velocity Deep V rims, FSA stem, FSA K-Force carbon bars, Thomson Elite seat post, Chris King H/S, IRD 11-28 cassette, Phil Wood BB, Rivet Independence saddle.

Lifetime Odometer: 15,031.0 miles

2009 Merlin Extralight
Road bike
Description:  I got this frame on eBay to replace my 2003 Merlin Cyrene. Campagnolo Chorus Triple 10-Speed group, Chris King H/S, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Kestrel carbon bars, Deda Newton stem, Thomson Elite seat post, Phil Wood BB, IRD 11-30 cassette, Rivet Independence saddle, Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork, Velocity Deep V rims, and White Industries H2/H3 hubs. An extra front wheel with a Schmidt generator hub and removable Schmidt Edelux headlight for the long rides.

The triple crankset is from Todd Martin (a.k.a Prince_Lad). Todd was my best friend and was taken from us on a fall day in October 2009 doing a club ride. This bike is dedicated to his memory. His spirit lives on in these old Campy cranks. Long live the Salamander King.


Lifetime Odometer: 14,068.0 miles

2002 Litespeed Ghisallo
Road bike
Description:  I found this great bike on eBay, but it had Shimano Dura-Ace on it. I swapped all of the parts from my 2005 Litespeed Tuscany with this bike. Campagnolo Record 10-Speed group, Easton EC-90 SL fork, Campagnolo carbon cranks, Phil Wood BB, Chris King H/S, Mavic Ksyrium ES Helium wheels, IRD 11-28 cassette, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Rivet Independence saddle, Thomson Elite seat post, ITM carbon stem and bars.

Lifetime Odometer: 11,328.0 miles

2001 Litespeed Vortex
Road bike
Description:  I cleaned out my closet and garage and found out I have a complete Campagnolo Chorus 10-Speed group and some wheels. I picked up this little gem of a frame on eBay and slapped my old spare parts on it. Easton EC-90 SL fork, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Mavic Ksyrium ES Helium wheels, FSA stem, FSA K-Force carbon bars, Thomson Elite seat post, Chris King H/S, IRD 11-28 cassette, Campagnolo carbon cranks, Phil Wood BB, Rivet Independence saddle. Not bad for a couple of boxes of junk.

Lifetime Odometer: 17,632.0 miles

2006 Litespeed Vortex Compact
Road bike
Description:  I picked up this freaking cool frame, a 2008 Campagnolo Record kit, and some Campagnolo Record carbon cranks on eBay. Easton EC-90 SL fork, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Mavic Ksyrium ES Helium wheels, FSA stem, FSA K-Force carbon bars, Thomson Elite seat post, Chris King H/S, IRD 11-28 cassette, Phil Wood BB, Rivet Independence saddle.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,878.0 miles

2009 Merlin Cyrene
Road bike
Description:  This is my wife Dana Pacino's bike. I listed in my profile because she doesn't log her miles. This is a brand new frame with elaborate engraving and no decals. Campagnolo Record CT 10-Speed group, Chris King H/S, Speedplay X/1 Ti pedals, Kestrel carbon bars, Deda Newton stem, Phil Wood BB, IRD 11-28 cassette, Rivet Independence saddle, Easton EC-90 SL fork, Easton carbon seat post, Bubble Gum Pink Velcity Deep V rims with White Industries H2 hubs in back and front. What can I say? My wife likes Pink.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

2006 Litespeed Bella
Road bike
Description:  This is my wife Dana Pacino's race bike. I listed in my profile because she doesn't log her miles. I found this pretty pink frame and fork on eBay. Campagnolo Record 10-Speed group, Campagnolo Record carbon cranks, Chris King H/S, Speedplay X/2 pedals, FSA carbon bars, FSA stem, Phil Wood BB, IRD 11-28 cassette, Rivet Independence saddle, FSA carbon seat post, Campagnolo Scirocco G3 wheels.

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Litespeed Tuscany
Road bike
Description:  I found this frame and fork on eBay for a really good deal. All of the parts from my 2004 Trek 5500 have been moved to this frame. Campagnolo Record 10-Speed group, Easton EC-90 SL fork, Campagnolo carbon cranks, Phil Wood BB, Cane Creek integrated H/S, Mavic Ksyrium ES Helium wheels, IRD 11-28 cassette, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Brooks Professional saddle, Thomson Elite seat post, ITM carbon stem and bars.

Update: The Tuscany's top tube was a little too short for me. So I bought another bike on eBay. All of the parts on this bike have been swapped with my 2002 Litespeed Ghisallo. The bike was then sold to my friend Sharon Stevens.


Lifetime Odometer: 1,650.0 miles

click to enlarge 2003 Merlin Cyrene
Road bike
Description:  I got this sweet frame and fork on eBay. My old trusty Trek 1200 gave up its parts so this Merlin could live on. Campagnolo Chorus Triple 10-Speed group, FSA integrated H/S, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Kestrel carbon bars, Deda Newton stem, Thomson Elite seat post, Phil Wood BB, IRD 11-28 cassette, Brooks Professional saddle, Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork, Mavic Open Pro rims with White Industries H2 hubs in back and front. An extra front wheel with a Schmidt generator hub and removable dual Schmidt E6 headlights for the long rides.

Update: Even though I won my heat at the 2009 Tejas 500 on this bike, the frame was a little big for me. So I bought another frame on eBay. All of the parts on this bike have been transferred to my new 2009 Merlin Extralight. The frame was sold to my friend Jim Rimbey.


Lifetime Odometer: 1,250.0 miles

click to enlarge 1990 Trek 1200
Road bike
Description:  My old Trek frame with Campagnolo Chorus Triple 10-Speed group. Chris King H/S, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Kestrel carbon bars, Nashbar carbon seat post, Phil Wood BB, IRD 11-28 cassette, Brooks Professional saddle, Trek rack, Forte Alegro carbon fork, Mavic Open Pro rims with White Industries H2 hubs in back and front. An extra front wheel with a Schmidt generator hub and removable dual Schmidt E6 headlights for the long rides. Candy Blue powder coat by my friend Jim Rimbey.

Update: My trusty old friend for almost twenty years that I nick named the "Aluminum Pig" has been decommissioned so that a Merlin could live on. All of the parts on this bike have been transferred to my 2003 Merlin Cyrene then to my 2009 Merlin Extralight. The frame and fork are hanging on wall of my home office because I can't let go of my old buddy and the paint job is so pretty.


Lifetime Odometer: 31,732.0 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Trek 520
Touring Road bike
Description:  Replaced barcons with 105 STI levers. Replaced V-brakes with Avid Shorty 6 brakes. Everything else is stock Trek. Shimano 105 Triple 9-Speed group, Dual lamp Schmidt lighting system, Planet Bike fenders, Brooks Professional saddle, Speedplay X/2 pedals.

Update: My first Randonneur bike that I nick named the "Iron Pig" and the bike I did several 1000K events on has been decommissioned because my 2009 Merlin Extralight can do it all. The Schmidt lights have been sold to my friend John Pogue and I gave the bike to my father-in-law David Pacino. Look for the "Iron Pig" on the streets of the west suburbs of St. Louis.


Lifetime Odometer: 17,295.0 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Trek 5500
Road bike
Description:  Only the frame and fork are from Trek. I built this bike with Campagnolo Record 10-Speed group, FSA carbon cranks, T/A 53/39 Chainrings, Chris King H/S, Bontrager Aero X-Lite wheels, IRD 11-28 cassette, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Brooks Professional saddle, Nashbar carbon seat post, ITM carbon stem and bars.

Update: I have raced and ridden a Trek OCLV since 1993. Not any more. This bike that I nick named the "Carbon Monster" has been decommissioned so that I could build yet another Titanium bike. All of the parts on this bike have been transferred to my 2005 Litespeed Tuscany then to my 2002 Litespeed Ghisallo. The OCLV frame and matching fork were sold to my friend Casey Gordon and the wheels were given to my father-in-law David Pacino.


Lifetime Odometer: 9,418.0 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Trek XO-1
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  Where do old Campy components go? In the dirt! Just the frame is from Trek. I built this bike with my old Campagnolo Record 9-Speed group, Chris King H/S, T/A 48/39 Chainrings, Winwood carbon fork, Avid Shorty 6 brakes, Speedplay Frog pedals, Phil Wood BB, Brooks Professional saddle, and Salsa bars and stem. My wife Dana has an exact copy of this bike in a smaller size and built with Campagnolo Chorus parts.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,973.0 miles

click to enlarge 2000 Surly Steamroller
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  A fixed gear built for road riding and not the track. Shimano front and rear brakes, Suzue track hubs, 42-tooth front ring and all the cogs from 12 to 18 teeth, Speedplay X/5 pedals, Brooks Professional saddle.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,504.0 miles

click to enlarge 2000 Surly 1X1
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  A fixed gear built for trail riding. Performance front and rear brakes, Suzue track hubs, 38-tooth front ring and all the cogs from 12 to 18 teeth, Speedplay Frog pedals, Brooks Professional Saddle.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,000.0 miles

click to enlarge 1999 Giant Warp DS/2
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  Stock Giant soft tail. Shimano Deore 8-Speed group, Speedplay Frog pedals, Brooks Professional saddle. My wife Dana has an exact copy of this bike in a smaller size.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,000.0 miles

click to enlarge 1995 Bike Friday Pocket Rocket
Road bike
Description:  Custom made for me in 1995. Campagnolo Record 8-Speed group, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Brooks Professional saddle, Phil Wood BB, Paragon 62/50 Chainrings.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,359.0 miles

2002 Trek T2000
Tandem Road bike
Description:  Our first road tandem. Stock Trek T2000. Shimano Ultegra 9-Speed group, Brooks Professional saddles, Speedplay X/2 pedals, Bontrager Aero X-Lite Tandem wheels, Trek rack.

Update: My wife Dana refuses to ride a "traditional" tandem since she is spoiled on the back of one of our DaVincis. This bike was sold to my friends Mark Reuter and Diane Murray.


Lifetime Odometer: 18,245.0 miles

click to enlarge 1993 Trek T100
Tandem Mountain bike
Description:  My old tandem converted to a cyclocross bike. Shimano Deore XT 7-Speed group. Brooks Professional saddles, Speedplay Frog pedals, Trek rack, Control Tech stoker and captain stems.

Update: My wife Dana refuses to ride a "traditional" tandem since she is spoiled on the back of one of our DaVincis. This bike was sold to my friend at work Kip Hendershot.


Lifetime Odometer: 16,073.0 miles

Schwinn 
Cruiser bike
Description:  This is any retal bike used on vacation.

Lifetime Odometer: 78.0 miles
No planned events for 2020

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